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Streets Department Announces Temporary Street Closures in Center City for Sunday, February 21

Due to the inclement weather, the temporary, intermittent street closures scheduled for Saturday, February 20 in Center City have been rescheduled for Sunday, February 21 from 3am to 1pm, announced Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams. The closures were put in place to accommodate a helicopter lift of heavy equipment. The streets will not be completely closed the entire duration, but delays should be expected as heavy equipment is carried overhead by the helicopter. The following streets will be impacted: 

On Street                        From Street                 To Street                            

Market St.                       23rd St                            30th St.                                                  

23rd                                  Arch St.                          Market St.                                     

N Schuylkill Ave.          JFK Blvd.                       Market St.                         

S Schuylkill Ave.            Market St.                      Chestnut St.                          

Motorists and pedestrians should expect temporary delays and detours. Adjacent cross streets will also be closed intermittently during this time. The street closures will allow for the safe delivery of the heavy equipment and are a standard safety precaution. Due to the height of these buildings a helicopter is needed to set these units. For safety reasons and because of the nature of the work to be performed, the streets will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. 

The lift has been scheduled for the weekend to minimize disruption to residents and businesses. Police assistance will be on hand to ensure the safety of motorists, pedestrians, and work crews for the duration of all closures. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained.