Friday, January 25, 2013
Be careful on the roads Friday night.
As you may have noticed, it's been cold out this last week. So cold, in fact, that we're expecting to get some snow tonight. In advance of that, the city's Streets Department has issued the following release to motorists. You can read it in its entirety below to get a sense of what the city has been doing and will do if and when snow comes, but here's the gist: go slow on the road, please help clear the sidewalks and be careful of one another. From the Streets Department: Commissioner Clarena Tolson urges all motorists and pedestrians to use caution on Philadelphia’s streets during today’s snowfall which is expected to start late afternoon and continue into the evening with an accumulation of one to three inches. The Streets Department …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Representatives from PennDOT and the City Streets Department presented a revised bridge construction plan to Blue Bell Hill residents on Tuesday.
Approximately 75 residents of the Northwest were on hand to hear about the future closing of the Walnut Street Bridge at the Blue Bell Hill Civic Association meeting Tuesday night. Michael Cuddy, a representative from PennDOT, presented the group's revised plan for closing Walnut Lane Bridge for maitinance and construction, a plan that would close the bridge to all motor vehicle traffic for six months. "Right now, the bridge is in overall fair condition," he said. "In terms of load-bearing capacity, the bridge is sound right now. However, we don't wan't to let it get into bad condition." PennDOT's plan, according to Cuddy, is to close the bridge to all traffic for six months starting in the spring of 2014 while construction crews replace …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Monday trash delayed due to holiday.
Veterans Day is a holiday that often leaves residents confused as to what's open or closed, and what township services are impacted. Trash pickup, for instance, can make Philadelphia citizens scratch their heads. However, according to the Philadelphia Streets Department, it's not so complicated. For the Nov. 12 Veterans Day holiday, trash and recycling will not be collected Monday. However, no one gets left in the cold. The collection day is pushed back. So Monday goes Tuesday; Tuesday on Wednesday, and so on. Visit the Streets Department's Facebook page for updates.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Creshiem Valley Road will be open Wednesday.
From the Philadelphia Streets Department: Due to expected inclement weather on Wednesday, November 7, the closure for the Cresheim Valley Drive Project has been rescheduled for Friday, November 9, Streets Commissioner Clarena Tolson announced today. The closure affects Cresheim Valley Drive from Germantown Avenue to Cresheim Road. Detour signs will be posted to direct traffic around the work area using Allens Lane and Germantown Avenue. Cresheim Valley Drive is expected to reopen to traffic on Friday evening. After this closure, it is expected that the contractor will resume their scheduled roadway work using single-lane closures during the off-peak hours of 9am to 4pm, using flag persons to direct motorists. Overall construction is …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Monday and Tuesday pickups will be pushed one week.
Following two days of storm-related delays, trash collection will resume in Philadelphia. The Streets Department announced that regularly scheduled trash and recycling pickup starts again on Wednesday. Unlike like in a holiday week—where early-week pickups get pushed back—those who are serviced Monday and Tuesday will have to hold onto trash. Pickups for those residents won't happen until Nov. 5 and 6. Visit the city's website for more information.
Monday, October 22, 2012
See which area roads are seeing work for the week of Oct. 22
Road construction is coming to the Northwest. According to a release from the city's street's department, the following roads in the area will see construction for the week of Oct. 22. The department released the following statement regarding the construction: To minimize disruption to traffic and area residents and businesses some of the work will be completed during the evening hours. Weather or special events in the area may alter the resurfacing schedule. Residents are urged to move their cars from the work sites when temporary "No Parking" signs are posted so that vehicles are not towed. In the event a car is towed, please contact your local Police District to determine its location.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Monday trash delayed due to holiday.
Columbus Day is a holiday that often leaves residents confused as to what's open or closed, and what city services are impacted. Trash pickup, for instance, can make Philadelphia citizens scratch their heads. However, according to the Department of Street's website, it's not so complicated. For the Oct. 8 Columbus Day holiday, trash and recycling will not be collected Monday. Instead, everyone gets pushed back one day. So Monday folks get picked up on Tuesday, Tuesday on Wednesday and so on. Visit the website for any questions.