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Philadelphia Streets Department Begins Annual Fall Leaf Collection Program

‘Tis the season….to be raking leaves. And in Philadelphia, the Streets Department has brought back curbside, mechanical leaf collection in certain neighborhoods.

11/12/2014

(A car makes its way along Martin Luther King Drive on November 7th, 2014.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Drivers Urged To Plan Routes Around Weekend-Long Closure of MLK Drive

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.

11/07/2014

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Philadelphia Using Millions in Red-Light Camera Fines For Traffic Improvements

The City of Philadelphia will get $3½ million from red-light camera fines this year.

10/24/2014

An example of illegal dumping near public litter baskets. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia’s Streets Department Increasing Effort To Stop Illegal Dumping

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.

08/29/2014

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Man Struck, Killed By City Of Philadelphia Vehicle On I-76

Police say a man was struck and killed by a Philadelphia Streets Department vehicle along the Schuylkill Expressway while trying to help his girlfriend.

04/13/2014

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Philadelphia Hoping To Make Quick Work of Latest Snowstorm

The City of Philadelphia ended its snow emergency declaration about noontime Monday.

03/03/2014

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City Asks Philadelphia Residents To Briefly Postpone Sidewalk Shoveling

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?

02/13/2014

(File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

Salting, Plowing Underway Throughout Philadelphia

Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri says his crews would remain on the job for as long as the storm continues, and beyond.

02/13/2014

FILE PHOTO: Salt trucks out in full force (credit: Paul Kurtz)

Phila. Councilman Wants Hearing On Road Salt Dangers and Misuse

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.

02/08/2014

(FILE PHOTO: Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri, at lectern, uses an entrance alcove of City Hall on Feb. 3, 2014 to talk about the city's response to the storm.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Streets Commissioner Apologizes For Uncleared Streets In NW Philly

“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.”

02/06/2014

(Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri describes efforts to find a place for all that snow.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Philly Streets Commissioner Says Center City Snow Must Be Carted Far Afield

According to city officials, crews are “lifting” it.

01/22/2014

(Philadelphia's streets commissioner says this week's traffic light problems at 30th Street were NOT the result of the ultra-cold temperatures that affected dozens of other signals around the city.  File photo by Ian Bush)

Severe Cold Froze Dozens of Philly Traffic Signals; 30th St. Was Different, Says Official

“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.

01/10/2014

(City of Philadelphia sanitation workers collect trash.  File photo)

Cold and Snow Slow Down Trash Collections in Philadelphia

Mother Nature has packed a whallop for trash collection vehicles in the city, according to Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri.

01/09/2014

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Philadelphia’s Christmas Tree Recycling Program Begins Jan. 6

Philadelphia residents can start dropping off their Christmas trees for recycling on Monday, January 6th.

12/30/2013

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