Reporting John McDevitt
By John McDevitt
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A two month street resurfacing project in areas of the southeast quadrant of center city starts on Monday. Rotating parking restrictions and street closures are expected.
A big chunk of the resurfacing project will take place from Market to South Streets along 8th, 9th, 11th and 12th streets. Other stretches include sections of Locust and Lombard streets (east of Broad Street.)
The parking restrictions and street closures are expected at various times over the next two months.
Darin Gatti, chief engineer and surveyor for the Philadelphia Streets Department, says, “It tends to be very impacted because of so many people around. We try to get as many streets in that area done in one shot and then we are good for 20 years.”
Gatti says crews will work day and night to get the work done.
“We plan on starting around 8th Street. And they will be milling the surface from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. and then adjusting manholes during the day, so we will not be doing any jack hammering at night.”
The $6 million project is being funded by federal and city money.
Crews will begin on 8th Street then move on in the following order:
8th Street, from Market Street to South Street.
9th Street, from Market Street to South Street.
Locust Street, from Broad Street to Washington Square.
12th Street, from Market Street to South Street.
11th Street, from Market Street to South Street.
Lombard Street, from Front to 2nd and 9th to 13th.
The milling and paving work will be done between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m.
Crews will adjust and reset utility boxes during the day, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.