American Street Improvement Project

Construction Schedule

Notice to Proceed: January 2018
Construction Mobilization: Early 2018
Construction to Begin: Spring 2018
Anticipated Completion: December 2020

Fall 2018 Anticipated Construction

  • Continue removing track from Oxford to Susquehanna
  • Begin installing the Green Stormwater Infrastructure in the median from Oxford to Susquehanna
    • As median work is completed, barriers will be shifted to continue median work moving north
  • Wrap up roadway work between Girard and Master

Summer 2018 Anticipated Construction

  • Concrete barrier installation Oxford to Susquehanna
  • Begin track removal and median work from Oxford to Susquehanna
  • Continue roadway work between Girard and Master

Spring 2018 Anticipated Construction

  • Setup construction related temporary signs
  • Begin installation of inlets along corridor from Oxford to Susquehanna in preparation for future median work
  • Track removal between Thompson and Master, road closures between Thompson and Master


Press Release: Streets Department Construction Update

Contact:            Keisha McCarty-Skelton, (215) 686-5499 /
Crystal Jacobs Shipman, (215) 686-5088 /
Motorists Should Plan Ahead and Expect Delays
PhiladelphiaStreets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today that construction work will be moving into the next major phase for the North American Street Streetscape Project, starting Monday, July 9th, 2018.
Temporary concrete barriers will be placed on American Street from Oxford Street to Susquehanna Avenue to allow for the removal of existing railroad track and construction of Green Storm water Infrastructure within the roadway median. Motorists should allow for additional travel time as there will be one lane of traffic maintained through the work area. Motorists can also expect to encounter changed traffic patterns throughout this area.
Work is being performed by Tony DePaul and Son Contractors.  The value of the construction contract is $26.4 M, and it is being funded with a Federal TIGER Grant as well as Federal Funds and Streets Department and Water Department funds.
Learn more about the project at The Streets Department thanks area citizens for their efforts and involvement during the design phase of this project. It also thanks citizens in advance for their patience and cooperation during the upcoming construction phase. 


Press Releases

 Streets Department Construction Update – July 2, 2018

Streets Deptartment Announces Construction – April 12, 2018