The 4th Street/Fabric Row lighting project is very nearly done.
After months of planning and an unseasonably warm December that allowed construction to move ahead of schedule, we are wrapping up the project that installed 40 new pedestrian lights and 10 overhead lights from Lombard to Christian Streets. In addition, curbs and sidewalks were repaired, new crosswalks were installed, and new trees were planted.
Over the next two-three weeks, all 130 pedestrian lights on South Street will be relamped from the current yellow lights to brighter white LED lights. Work will go from 5th to Front, then drop back to do 11th to 5th. Some limited daytime No Parking restrictions may be in place to allow the crews to work as efficiently and quickly as possible.
A special ceremony will take place in the coming weeks to celebrate this long-awaited project.
Special thanks to all the partners that made this amazing transition a reality:
Councilman Mark Squilla, Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, Philadelphia Streets Department, Seravalli Construction, Urban Engineers, Carr-Duff, and all the businesses on 4th Street.