Press Release from the City of Philadelphia
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES STREET IMPROVEMENT
WORK FOR SPRUCE AND PINE STREETS, EAST OF BROAD STREET
Work Begins Friday, October 15
PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Streets Department will begin a resurfacing project on
Spruce Street and Pine Street, east of Broad Street, beginning on Friday, October 15th. The
project will include pavement milling, resetting of utility covers, repaving and restriping of the
parking, vehicle travel and bike lanes. The work should last no longer than two weeks,
depending on the weather.
Residents and visitors should actively monitor Spruce Street and Pine Street for parking
restrictions. Vehicles parked in restricted areas will be relocated, typically to another parking
spot within the neighborhood. In the event your vehicle is towed, please contact the 6th Police
District at (215) 686-3060 to learn the location of your vehicle.
Drivers and bicyclists are encouraged to use alternate routes when traveling in the area. The
City’s contractor will make every effort to minimize traffic disruption, but intermittent closures
of Spruce Street, Pine Street and cross streets are expected. To minimize the duration of
disruption, the contractor is permitted to work into the evening hours. No work is scheduled
between 11 PM and 7 AM.
This $7.5M improvement project is being partially funded by the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The improvement of curb ramps and the resurfacing of additional
streets will continue into spring of 2011.