Philadelphia Streets Department
‘Tis the season….to be raking leaves. And in Philadelphia, the Streets Department has brought back curbside, mechanical leaf collection in certain neighborhoods.
The temporary closure is designed to allow city Streets Department crews to safely make repairs to the roadway, curbs, sidewalks, and walls along MLK Drive.
The City of Philadelphia will get $3½ million from red-light camera fines this year.
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