American Street Improvement Project

Construction Schedule

Notice to Proceed: January 2018
Construction Mobilization: Early 2018
Construction to Begin: Spring 2018
Anticipated Completion: April 2021 (COVID-19 Pandemic impacted original December 2020 completion date)

Fall 2020 Anticipated Construction

  • Continue working on sidewalk/bump outs, dropping back to finish work between Master and Cecil B Moore
  • Landscaping subcontractor back on site to perform planting work and seeding
  • Begin installation of concrete mountable curb for raised bike lanes
  • Start placement of final asphalt wearing course/line striping
  • Street light installation ongoing

Summer 2020 Anticipated Construction

  • Continue working on northern portion of corridor Lehigh to Indiana (medians/curb/sidewalk/roadway restoration)
  • Continue installing curb/sidewalk in areas where median work has been completed
  • Place asphalt binder course in areas where median and sidewalk work is completed.  Asphalt binder course will serve as travel surface until final asphalt wearing course can be placed in Fall 2020.
  • Continue working on GSI systems between York and Lehigh
  • Street Light installation ongoing

Spring 2020 Anticipated Construction

  • COVID-19 Pandemic shut down project March-May

Winter 2020 Anticipated Construction

  • Continue working along sidewalks in area where median work has been completed and temporary barrier removed
  • Start installing the Green Stormwater Infrastructure in the median from Cumberland to Lehigh Avenue and Cambria to Indiana
  • Return to finish Master Street intersection towards end of winter as weather improves

Fall 2019 Anticipated Construction

  • Continue working along sidewalks in area where median work has been completed and temporary barrier removed
  • Finish installing the Green Stormwater Infrastructure in the median from York to Lehigh Avenue
  • Pave asphalt binder course along majority of corridor
  • Plant and seed bioswales and completed tree pits

Summer 2019 Anticipated Construction

  • Continue working along sidewalks in area where median work has been completed and temporary barrier removed
  • Start work north of Lehigh Avenue once Pan American Academy Charter school is out for the summer
  • Continue installing the Green Stormwater Infrastructure in the median from Oxford to Lehigh Avenue
  • Begin paving portions of American Street where work is completed

Spring 2019 Anticipated Construction

  • Continue removing track north along American Street up to Lehigh Avenue
  • Continue installing the Green Stormwater Infrastructure in the median from Oxford to Lehigh Avenue
  • Start work along sidewalks in areas where median work has been completed, roadway has been temporarily restored and temporary barrier removed
  • Drop back and complete track removal and median work between Master and Oxford

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 14, 2020

STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION UPDATE FOR THE NORTH AMERICAN STREET STREETSCAPE PROJECT

Temporary ​Full Closure at Master Street 

PHILADELPHIA – An update to the work schedule for the North American Streetscape Project includes the temporary ​full closure of Master Street to through traffic at American Street, announced Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams. Effective Monday, May 18th, vehicles traveling west on Master Street will be detoured at 2nd Street, with no access to Northbound American Street. The closure will allow crews to safely finish the reconstruction of the intersection of American and Master Streets. This closure is scheduled to last for the next three to four weeks.

American Street will remain open to vehicles traveling South. Vehicles traveling South on American Street may continue on American Street or access Master Street by turning west onto Master Street. Vehicles traveling North on American Street will be detoured at Thompson Street.

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 and Water Department funds.

The American Street Project supports the City of Philadelphia’s Vision Zero goals by prioritizing safety in street design. Vision Zero aims to eliminate all traffic-related deaths and severe injuries on Philadelphia streets by 2030, while increasing safety, health, and mobility for all. Learn more:www.VisionZeroPHL.com.

Learn more about the American Street Project at http://www.americanstimprovementproject.com/.  The Streets Department thanks area citizens for their efforts and involvement of this project. It also thanks citizens in advance for their patience and cooperation during the upcoming construction phase.

 

Press Releases

American Press Release – Updated 2019-09-19

Streets Department Construction Update – December 12, 2018

Streets Department Construction Update – July 2, 2018

Streets Department Announces Construction – April 12, 2018