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 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

Contact: Keisha McCarty-Skelton, (215) 686-5499 / keisha.mccarty@phila.gov

Crystal Jacobs Shipman, (215) 686-5088 / crystal.jacobs@phila.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2019

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

Temporary Closure at Master Street

An update to the work schedule for the North American Streetscape Project includes the temporary closure of Master Street to through traffic at American Street, announced Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams. Effective Monday, September 23rd, vehicles traveling west on Master Street will be detoured at American Street, with access to Northbound American Street only. The closure will allow crews to safely reconstruct the intersection of American and Master Streets. The closure is scheduled to last for the next three to four weeks.

American Street will remain open to vehicles traveling North and 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 not be granted access to Master 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.

 
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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