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Streets Department Announces Street Improvement Beginning Thursday, June 4th

PHILADELPHIA – Several streets in the Hunting Park area are scheduled for street improvement with temporary, full street closures and parking restrictions beginning Thursday, June 4th, announced Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams.  Weather may alter the work schedule. 

This street improvement work is related to the initial phase of the City’s street resurfacing program.  Work will be completed in separate phases – milling, adjusting of manhole covers, and resetting of utility boxes – which will take place in separate activities over the course of the week.  Operations for the milling work will be performed during the day hours, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Milling of each street segment is expected to last approximately 1-2 days per street.  Work for adjusting of manhole covers and resetting of utility boxes will be scheduled during the day, between the hours of 7A.M. and 4P.M., and is expected to last approximately 1-2 days per street.  The entire paving process takes three to five weeks. Schedule of operations for final resurfacing on these streets will be announced via a separate press release. Streets scheduled for milling this week include:

11th – Erie to Ontario
Tioga – Rising Sun to 11th
8th –   Rising Sun to Erie
Reese –  Cornwall to Glenwood
Cornwall –  5th to Fairhill
Fairhill St – Cornwall to Allegheny
Willard St – Fairhill to 5th Street
Hope St –  Tioga to Ontario Sts.
Howard –  Ontario to Tioga
Lee –  Tioga to Venago
Water  - Tioga to Ontario
Mutter – Westmoreland to Thayer
Mascher – Ontario to Westmoreland
Westmoreland – American to 3rd
Westmoreland – 2nd to B street
Jasper – Allegheny to Clarence
M Street – Kensington to Erie
L Street – Sedgley to Luzerne
Ormond Street – Luzerne to Lycoming
Lycoming -  Castor to Hunting Park
Palmetto – Lycoming to Luzerne
Lawndale – Luzerne to Hunting Park

To complete the work, residents should expect parking restrictions.  Temporary ‘No Parking’ signs will be posted in advance of each scheduled activity.  Residents are urged to move their cars from the work sites when temporary ‘No Parking’ signs are posted, so that vehicles are not towed.  In the event a car is towed, please contact your local Police District to determine its location.  Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling around the work areas. 

Residents can stay updated on the progress of their street using the PavePHL tool, the City’s web map paving tracker which allows residents to go online and view the progress of a street scheduled for paving. It is one of the several components housed on the platform which allows the Streets Department to communicate to the public about some of its most prominent and visible core services – including paving and permitting.  Future functions of the site will include trackers for snow plowing and trash and recycling collections.

While the Streets Department will make every effort to minimize disruption to traffic, residents are urged to plan ahead and use alternative routes when traveling in these areas. The Streets Department thanks residents in advance for their patience and cooperation as we work to improve city streets.

For more information on the City’s Paving Program, visit For information on all city services, call 3-1-1.  Residents are asked not to approach employees for information as they practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.