Monday, December 3, 2012
Streets Department announces plans for renovations this week.
Roadwork will continue in Roxborough this week in both Upper Roxborough and Andorra. The Streets Department announced it will continue its work on several streets this week. This progresses the ongoing roadwork that nearly every street in Upper Roxborough was impacted by. The projects begin Monday and are weather permitting. Streets Commissioner Clarena I. W. Tolson announced the closures on Friday. "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 …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Streets Department announces plans for renovations this week.
Roadwork will continue in Roxborough this week after a lull for a month. Throughout the late summer, many streets in Upper Roxborough, Andorra, Ridge Park and Roxborough experienced road resurfacings. Starting Tuesday—weather permitting—the Streets Department will continue its work on several streets. Streets Commissioner Clarena I. W. Tolson announced the closures on Friday. "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…
Saturday, August 25, 2012
PGW to begin pipeline replacement Aug. 27.
The Philadelphia Gas Work will begin prepping the street for pipeline replacement starting Monday on streets in Manayunk and Roxborough. In a letter to the Manayunk Neighborhood Council, the utility company said it would begin Aug. 27 a five-month pipeline connection for natural gas. The project will impact: The extensive project will alter traffic flows throughout the five months. PGW said access to driveways would occur, where possible. Hours generally would be 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with other areas at 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Signage should indicate when roads will be worked on. The project's scope, according to PGW, is to replace the main gas pipeline and "reconnecting pipes that join the main pipeline from adjacent side streets to resume …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Water department activity shuts down the Shawmont area's main road.
Ongoing activity will close a street in Shawmont for the next two weeks, the Philadelphia Water Department said in a news release. The installation of a 300-foot section of a storm sewer will close Shawmont Avenue through Sept. 2 from from Eva to Minerva streets, according to a news release. The road exists as a link from Upper Roxborough to Manayunk, so motorists should plan for other routes when traveling between the areas near Umbria Street. According to the water department, the work intends to provide storm water flood relief in the hilly and largely undeveloped neighborhood. This work is part of a larger plan that "also entails work along Summit Avenue and Eva Streets to reduce flooding to properties along Eva Street and residents …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Streets Department announces its construction schedule for week of July 23.
Roadwork should continue in the northern section of Roxborough this week—with most of done in the evening, according to city officials. The Streets Department announced Friday that resurfacing and curb replacement will occur on many streets in Andorra, Upper Roxborough, Shawmont and Ridge Park. "To minimize disruption to traffic and area residents and businesses some of the work will be completed during the evening hours," Streets Commissioner Clarena Tolson said in a news release. The Streets Department said residents should abide by temporary "No Parking" signs that may be posted on certain streets. If your car is towed, the release said, call the 5th District of the Philadelphia Police Department. All the below work for the evening is …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Is your road getting a touch up?
Several Roxborough streets will undergo roadwork starting Monday morning, according to City Officials. In a news release, Streets Commissioner Clarena I. W. Tolson outlined the "street improvement" projects the City of Philadelphia will undertake this week—nearly all of them in Ridge Park, Upper Roxborough, Shawmont or Andorra. It seems as if nearly every street in those neighbors will be active during the day. "While the Streets Department will make every effort to minimize disruption to traffic, citizens are urged to plan ahead and use alternative routes when traveling in these areas," the release said. "For the duration of the work, crews will make every effort to minimize the inconvenience to affected residents and businesses." In June…
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Transit service announces alternate path through July 13.
For the next month, the Route 27 bus through Roxborough will experience a detour along Manyaunk Avenue. According to SEPTA.org, sewer main construction from June 12 to July 13 will reroute the 27 bus from Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. while work continues. The starting point is listed as the Manayunk Avenue stop over Shurs Lane. Traffic will be detoured, both northbound and southbound, from Manayunk Avenue onto Roxborough Avenue and onto Ridge Avenue. This essentially means the route spends more time on Ridge Avenue and less time within the residential area. Signs are posted at stops indicating the month-long delay.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The Street Department announced the retaining wall needs to be rehabilitated.
Record rainfall in 2011 has caused some long-term damage to the retaining wall supporting Lincoln Drive, according to a Philadelphia Streets Department. In a press release, the city has announced that work will begin Feb. 7 to repair the wall between West Rittenhouse Street and Forbidden Drive. The city is calling the construction “emergency repair work,” which will include stabilizing 500 feet of stone masonry, according to the press release. The construction work will last about two months, beginning Tuesday, and will close parking in that area on the southbound side of Lincoln Drive during that time. The department added that lane closure could occur at off-peak hours, but detours are not expected.