Don’t ask why, but we were in the area today and came to the wonderful realization that 21st Street is being paved at last. You may recall, a water main break back in July has closed the 21st & Bainbridge intersection to vehicular traffic, which has created snarled traffic on South Street for months on end.
In recent weeks, crews have filled in the pit, rebuilt damaged sidewalks, and milled some of the surrounding streets to prepare for paving. And now, after months of waiting and witnessing multiple hilarious outbursts from frustrated neighbors, the repaving is taking place.
We spoke to a worker on the site, who told us that the street should be reopening tonight.
Way to go, Streets Department! Way to go, Philadelphia Water Department! Can’t wait to walk, bike, and drive on this intersection once again.