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Philadelphia Gas Works installation project delayed in Bella Vista

If you’ve walked around Bella Vista lately, you’ve likely seen some closed-off streets, piles of sand and construction equipment around.


Photos from neighborhood resident Peter Santa Maria.

The construction work is part of a major upgrade project for Philadelphia Gas Works that is causing headaches for some residents.

More from Fox29:

Philadelphia Gas Works tells Fox 29 the pipe installation project is behind schedule. Workers experienced several collapses after they started digging that prompted the Streets Department to be called in to help.

The original completion date for this project was set for mid-May, but the date has now been pushed back to June.


How is this affecting residents?

Residents say the problems range from lack of parking, to curbs closed to dirt and sand getting into houses. For elementary school students like Drew Levin who lives in the construction zone noise is the biggest problem.

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3 Responses to Philadelphia Gas Works installation project delayed in Bella Vista

  1. Nik May 19, 2016 at 12:04 pm #

    Sure does beat leaking mains exploding though!

  2. grislydiscovery May 19, 2016 at 6:09 pm #

    they ripped up carlisle st between tasker and morris 6 months ago and never came back to patch up the street. nor will the streets department do anything about it.

  3. NRR May 20, 2016 at 4:15 am #

    I think the lack of communication…along with the hassle and headaches that are being caused by all of this are a major problem. Keep in mind that all of this began some time near the beginning of April or so. There is all of this work on 10th St, but also seemingly unconnected street work along 11th St going on at the same time. There are days that you can’t figure out how to walk or drive from point A to point B, because so many streets are closed from the different projects. And sometimes it won’t even appear that work it being done, so there is no progress being seen.

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