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Made In America Road Closures

posted Aug 24, 2013, 2:11 PM by lsna webmaster   [ updated Aug 24, 2013, 2:15 PM ]

Made In AmericaMayor Michael A. Nutter has released details about the City of Philadelphia's plans to welcome back for a second year the "Budweiser Made in America" Festival, an exciting, two-day music festival during Labor Day weekend.  The event will be locally produced by Live Nation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and will benefit local United Way organizations.

  

Road Closures

To accommodate the venue construction and two-day festival, gradual road closures along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and in key sections of the Fairmount neighborhood will begin the week of August 25, with increasing closures up until the start of the Festival on the morning of Saturday, August 31. The full extent of the closures will extend through Tuesday, September 3.

 

Delays can be expected and motorists are advised to use alternate routes, and allow for extra driving time, in the areas near these festivities before and during Labor Day weekend.(Please see attached list and map for specific road closures by date and a foot print of the event or visit www.phila.gov.)

 

There are three phases of road closures associated with the construction of the Festival site. A detailed list of closures is listed below:

 

Phase 1:

  • Sunday, August 25th: Two lanes in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum will be closed, from 5:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

 

  • Monday, August 26th and Tuesday, August 27th: One lane in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum will be closed, from 5:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. A second lane will be closed, from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. The closures are designed to minimize disruption to rush-hour traffic.

 

  • Wednesday, August 28th: Two lanes in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum will be closed, beginning at 5:00 A.M. These lanes will not re-open until the removal of the staging and equipment following the final concert, or by Tuesday morning. The festivities will end by 11:00 P.M. on Sunday, September 1st.

 Phase 2:

  • Thursday, August 29th: The inner lanes of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway (the inbound and outbound lanes), from 22nd Street to Eakins Oval, will be closed until Tuesday, September 3rd.

 Phase 3:

  • Friday, August 30th: Due to the closure of the inner lanes on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, traffic for Friday morning rush hour headed inbound (to Center City) from Spring Garden Street Bridge or Martin Luther King Drive must exit Eakins Oval on the 24th Street ramp. Traffic headed inbound on Kelly Drive must exit the Drive at Fairmount Avenue.

 

  • The full extent of road closures around the Festival site will begin at 10:00 A.M and will remain through the duration of the Festival. A complete list of road closures and 'no parking' restrictions follows:

Road Closures:

-          The Benjamin Franklin Parkway beginning at 20th Street extending through Eakins Oval and behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art

-          21st Street between Winter & Spring Garden Streets

-          22nd Street between Winter & Fairmount Streets

-          23rd Street between the Benjamin Franklin Parkway & Fairmount Avenue

-          24th Street between Fairmount & Pennsylvania Avenues

-          25th Street between Fairmount & Pennsylvania Avenues

-          Spring Garden Street between 20th & 31st Streets, including the Spring Garden Street tunnel

-          Kelly Drive between 23rd Street & Fairmount Avenue

-          Martin Luther King Drive between the Falls Bridge & the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

-          Pennsylvania Avenue between Hamilton & Fairmount Avenues

-          2000 block of Pennsylvania Avenue between the Whole Foods store & 21st Street (the eastern half of the block from Whole Foods to 20th Street will remain open to allow access to the store)

-          Park Towne Place between 22nd & 24th Streets

-          I-676 Westbound off-ramp at 22nd Street (the I-676 Eastbound off-ramp at 23rd Street will be open)

 

No Parking:

-          Pennsylvania Avenue between 22nd Street & Fairmount Avenue (south side of street)

-          Winter Street between 20th & 22nd Streets (both sides of street)

-          20th Street between Vine Street & Callowhill Street(east side of street)

-          21st Street between the Benjamin Franklin Parkway & Race Street (both sides of street)

-          22nd Street between Winter & Spring Garden Streets (both sides of street)

-          Park Towne Place between 22nd & 24th Streets (both sides of street)

 


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