by Brendan Sample

The Philadelphia Streets Department recently released its roadwork schedule for the week of April 16  indicating what streets will be affected in the coming weeks. A number of streets will undergo construction across the city, including several in Chestnut Hill.

The street sections of Chestnut Hill that will be affected are the 8000-8500 blocks of Ardleigh Street, the 7700-8300 blocks of Cherokee Street, the 200-400 blocks of East Gravers Lane and the 100-300 blocks of West Highland Avenue. In addition, a number of blocks will also undergo renovations in the Mt. Airy and Roxborough areas.

While this construction is going on, the Streets Department is urging all residents who normally park on those roads to move their cars elsewhere while it is going on. It is also encouraging people who use the roads regularly to find alternate routes, though construction crews will be working to minimize the negative impact on commuters. Bad weather or other special events could also end up changing the schedule.

Looking beyond this year, the Streets Department also announced that several Chestnut Hill streets will be repaved next year as part of a federally funded project. These streets include Chestnut Hill Avenue, Seminole Avenue and McCallum Street. All Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps are also set to be upgraded, with construction beginning in 2018.

To see the full list of affected streets and to find out more information on the city’s Paving Project, visit philadelphiastreets.com/highways/paving. Residents can also get in touch with the Streets Department’s Customer Affairs Unit by calling 215-686-5560.

Brendan Sample can be reached at brendan@chestnuthilllocal.com

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