These Center City Streets Will Soon Close for Resurfacing

Look out for "No Parking" signs ahead of scheduled roadwork, which is expected to last through August.

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Don’t be surprised if your Center City commute gets a little more hectic this summer — the streets department has begun a resurfacing project that will temporarily close several roads. 

The work kicked off last night and is expected to last until August. The following streets are scheduled for resurfacing:

  • 20th Street from South Street to Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • Callowhill Street from 2nd Street to Broad Street
  • Manning Street from 18th Street to 20th Street
  • Chancellor Street from 20th Street to 21st Street
  • Ranstead Street from 19th Street to 21st Street
  • Commerce Street from 19th Street to 20th Street
  • Pearl Street from 11th Street to 12th Street
  • Wood Street from 11th Street to 12th Street
  • Front Street from Arch Street to Market Street
  • Delancey Place from 19th Street to 20th Street
  • Watts Street from Race Street to Vine Street
  • 1400 Block of Appletree Street

Temporary “No Parking” signs will be posted ahead of each work phase. Resurfacing will occur in increments though three phases: street milling, the adjustment of manhole covers and utility boxes, and final paving.

Crews will perform milling work between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Manhole and utility box adjustments are scheduled to take place between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. — and they’ll last about one week per street. Final paving will occur between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

The streets department advises commuters to allow extra time when traveling around work areas.

For more information, visit the department’s website.

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