Philadelphia Streets Department
Illegal dumping around public litter baskets is becoming a big problem in Philadelphia and the streets department is stepping up its efforts to stop it.
Police say a man was struck and killed by a Philadelphia Streets Department vehicle along the Schuylkill Expressway while trying to help his girlfriend.
The City of Philadelphia ended its snow emergency declaration about noontime Monday.
With a second round of snow headed our way later today, the question is: must you shovel now, or can you wait until the last of the snow stops falling?
Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri says his crews would remain on the job for as long as the storm continues, and beyond.
City councilman Jim Kenney has a long list of concerns about how the Streets Department uses salt during snowstorms. Topping the list is whether road salt poses serious health hazards to dogs or small children.
“We understand that (Streets Department) resources are taxed,” said city councilwoman Cindy Bass, “but there were some areas that really seemed to be not touched at all — some areas in West Mt. Airy, some areas in Chestnut Hill.”
According to city officials, crews are “lifting” it.
“When moisture gets inside of these older traffic signal boxes and the temperatures drop quickly, they freeze up inside, causing problems with the signals,” streets commissioner David Perri explains.
Mother Nature has packed a whallop for trash collection vehicles in the city, according to Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri.
Philadelphia residents can start dropping off their Christmas trees for recycling on Monday, January 6th.
For more information, visit the following link: http://www.philadelphiastreets.com/transportation-highways-snow-snow_cat.aspx
Sixth District councilman Bobby Henon says bandit signs -– usually offering cash for gold or cash for your home or car — are a constant and annoying nuisance throughout the city.
The Philadelphia Streets Department is taking applications to be part of the second class of a program which aims to get young adults on the right track.
A big chunk of the resurfacing project will take place from Market to South Streets along 8th, 9th, 11th and 12th streets. Rotating parking restrictions and street closures are expected.