By Jim Melwert

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — More than a dozen miles of roads in Philadelphia will be getting makeovers of sorts, thanks to Penndot.

Charles Metzger, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, says the work to resurface 14 miles of state highways in Philadelphia is already underway.

“For most maintenance operations, we handle the expressways and the city handles most other issues on the state highways that are in the city,” Metzger explains.  “But when it comes to resurfacing, we handle that project.”

Work has started on Richmond Street in Port Richmond, with plans for resurfacing Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia; Roberts Avenue,  between Henry Avenue and Germantown Pike, in East Falls; Rhawn Street and Grant Avenue, between Roosevelt Boulevard and State Road; “B” Street, from Allegheny to Erie; and Frankford Avenue, from Torresdale to Robbins.

Also starting this week, Metzger says, is a resurfacing project on Ridge Avenue, between the Montgomery County line and 33rd Street.   He says it’s a nine-mile stretch that will take until the fall.