You may want to avoid driving near Philadelphia City Hall

There could be more congestion on the streets around Philadelphia City Hall as they get a fresh coat of asphalt. The work begins Sunday night.

The area around City hall is full of holes and rutted pavement, but PennDot’s Gene Blaum said that won’t be for much longer once a contractor digs in.

“He’s going to remove a couple inches of the existing asphalt surface, he will mill that off he will also have to adjust and replace where necessary the manhole covers in the pavement and once that is completed he will put a fresh new coat of asphalt on the roadways,” said Blaum.

The work is expected to run through the end of the month, and Blaum said it could cause some congestion in the City Hall area.

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“With the closing of one or two lanes during off-peak daytime hours and overnight that’s certainly going to have an impact, especially during the day that’s why that’s why we’ll be using the police from the city to assist with traffic control,” he said.

Delays can be expected overnight and during off-peak daytime hours.

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