Preliminary work started on Market Street Signal and Streetscape project

Preliminary work of the Market Street Signal and Streetscape Project began on Tuesday, May 31, announced Streets Commissioner Clarena I. W. Tolson today. The street improvement work on Market Street from 46th to 63rd Streets will take approximately two weeks to complete.

This preliminary work is being completed to remove existing street defects and provide a smooth riding surface for vehicular traffic. A complete resurfacing of the street will take place during the summer in 2012.

The entire project includes milling and paving, upgrade of the existing traffic signals, curb bump- outs at the signalized intersections, new trees, granite curbing, installation of the new concrete 10 ft – 11 ft median and other miscellaneous construction.

Roadwork will start on the westbound side of Market Street at 46th Street and work westward up to six block increments. When the work on the westbound side has been completed, work will continue in the eastbound direction beginning at 63rd Street and working eastward towards 46th Street.

During this preliminary work period over the next two weeks, a minimum of one travel lane will be open at all times in each direction during this work. “No Parking” signs will be posted. Residents are urged to move their cars from the work sites so that vehicles are not towed. The temporary restrictions are scheduled to be in effect from approximately 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM.

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

For more information, please visit the Streets Department’s website at www.phila.gov/streets. Citizens may also contact the Streets Department’s Customer Affairs Unit at 215-686-5560. For information on all City services, please call 3-1-1.

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