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Published on June 21, 2024
Philadelphia's Byberry Road Set for Resurfacing, Road Closures and Parking Restrictions AnnouncedSource: Unsplash/Mark König

Attention Philadelphia residents, major roadwork is about to kick off in your area. Starting the week of July 8, Byberry Road between Philmont Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard will undergo resurfacing, which will roll out in three phases, the Department of Streets Commissioner Kristin Del Rossi announced yesterday. According to a statement, the project is a part of the larger Citywide Resurfacing CW110 Project, and it's anticipated to be wrapped up by the end of July 2024.

The work is expected to cause not only road closures but also parking restrictions in the area. The three-tiered process will see the street milled at night over roughly five days, with daytime workers adjusting manhole covers and resetting utility boxes for two to three days, followed by another expected five nights of paving. The department is aiming to quickly complete the milling and paving operations to minimize disruption, making every reasonable effort to seamlessly coordinate activities with ongoing PennDOT repairs on the Byberry Road Bridge over CSX.

The logistics dictate that the road will stay open during daytime operations, with temporary traffic management measures in place, but nighttime work from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. will diverge traffic along a PennDOT detour extended along Southampton Road to Trevose Road and Bustleton Avenue. Daytime adjustments will kick off from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m., set to ensure a smoother transition for daytime commuters. Motorists, however, are advised to "allow extra time when traveling around the work areas", as described in the announcement.

To get accommodated on the required work, “No Parking” signs will soon be posted, signaling local residents to clear their vehicles to avoid towing. In an event of a tow, the local Police District will have information regarding the vehicle's location. James J. Anderson Construction Co., Inc., the firm behind the operations, is carrying out this project that has been bankrolled with a mix of Federal and City funding to the tune of approximately $36.3 million.

Residents are being called upon to exercise patience and cooperation. As the city undergoes these improvements, the anticipated outcome is a cityscape better suited for the people who navigate these streets every day. Del Rossi and her department extend thanks to Philadelphian citizens in advance for coping with the temporary inconveniences. Stay tuned for updates on this and other infrastructural developments as they continue to shape the city of Philadelphia.