Ditman Street being repaved for second time in two years

The 7000 and 7100 blocks of Dit­man Street are be­ing re­paved this sum­mer. 

However, the Phil­adelphia Wa­ter De­part­ment did some work on those blocks last year, ac­cord­ing to Eric Hor­vath, an aide to City Coun­cil­man Bobby Hen­on (D-6th dist.)

“The blocks were re­paved with a sys­tem called mi­cro­pav­ing, a thin lay­er of tem­por­ary as­phalt,” Hor­vath wrote in a Ju­ly 2 email to the North­east Times. He said the mi­cro­pav­ing is as­phalt that is hard to dis­tin­guish from “tra­di­tion­al” pave­ment, but it has a short­er life. 

June Can­tor, a Streets De­part­ment spokes­wo­man, said the wa­ter de­part­ment pav­ing in­volved tem­por­ary res­tor­a­tion of its util­ity trench on those blocks. The re­mainder of the street width still needed to be milled and re­paved.

“Since the Streets De­part­ment has oth­er pav­ing work sched­uled in this im­me­di­ate neigh­bor­hood this sum­mer, Dit­man Street from Wel­ling­ton Street to Tyson Av­en­ue was in­cluded in this year’s pav­ing plan,” Can­tor wrote in a Ju­ly 3 email to the news­pa­per. ••

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