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NFL Draft Experience - Road Closures, Parking Restrictions, and FAQs

posted Apr 24, 2017, 6:31 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Apr 24, 2017, 6:40 AM ]
ROAD CLOSURES


PHASE 1 - Between April 10th and May 7th
  • Spring Garden Street westbound will close at Pennsylvania Avenue.
  • The westbound center roadway of Benjamin Franklin Parkway will maintain two lanes from 20th St to Eakins Oval. The left lane of Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be closed from East Eakins Oval to Spring Garden St and continue southbound to Kelly Drive, where it will open to three travel lanes.
  • The right two lanes of Eakins Oval in front of the Art Museum steps will be closed for the building of the theatre.
  • Southbound Kelly Drive will have a lane drop between 25th St and Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

PHASE 2 - Between April 19th and May 2nd
  • Inner lanes (inbound and outbound) of Benjamin Franklin Parkway closed from Eakins Oval to 20th Street.

PHASE 3 - Between April 24th and May 1st
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be closed from 20th St to the Art Museum.
  • Martin Luther King Drive will remain open to 24th St.
  • Eastbound Spring Garden St will remain open from 31st St to 24th St.
  • Kelly Drive will be closed at Fairmount Ave with traffic detoured onto Fairmount Ave and Pennsylvania Ave.
  • Starting at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 24th, traffic headed inbound (to Center City) from the Spring Garden Street Bridge or Martin Luther King Drive must exit Eakins Oval on the 24 Street ramp. Traffic headed inbound on Kelly Drive must exit Kelly Drive at Fairmount Avenue. Those wishing to access the rear of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on the north side must exit onto Fairmount Avenue, turn right on Pennsylvania Avenue and proceed southbound on 25th Street onto Anne d'Harnoncourt Drive.

PHASE 4 - Between April 25th and May 1st
  • 21st Street closed from Winter Street to Spring Garden Street
    • Local access to Pennsylvania Avenue only (all traffic must turn left)
  • 22nd Street closed from Race Street to Spring Garden Street
    • Local access to Park Towne Place only (residents)
  • 23rd Street closed from Fairmount Avenue to Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    • Local access only
  • 24th Street closed from Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Park Towne Place
    • Local access only
  • Martin Luther King Drive closed at Sweet Briar Drive
    • Road opened daily during peak morning rush hour on April 27th and April 28th (5 a.m. to 10 a.m.) for access to I-676 via 24th Street
  • Kelly Drive closed from Bejamin Franklin Parkway to Fairmount Avenue
  • Spring Garden Street Bridge closed at 31st Street
    • Road oepned daily during peak a.m. rush hour on April 27th and April 28th (5 a.m. to 10 a.m.) for access to I-676 via 24th Street
    • Access to I-76 westbound will be maintained
    • Local access to Art Museum will be maintained
  • Spring Garden Street closed from 22nd Street to Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    • Local access after peak a.m. rush hour
  • Pennsylvania Avenue closed from Hamilton Street to Fairmount Avenue
    • Local access after peak a.m. rush hour
  • Pennsylvania Avenue/Callowhill Street closed from 20th Street to 21st Street
    • Local access to Barnes Foundation driveway (westbound) only
    • Eastbound open from 21st Street
  • Park Towne Place closed from 22nd Street to 24th Street
    • Local access only (residents)
  • I-676 westbound 22nd Street off-ramp closed
  • The following Streets will be designated "local access only" west of 22nd Street:
    • Wallace Street
    • Mt. Vernon Street
    • Green Street
    • Judson Street
    • Brandywine Street

PARKING RESTRICTIONS

Parking will not be permitted on:
  • 2400 Pennsylvania Avenue (south side angle parking only) from 4/5 to 5/8
  • Pennsylvania Avenue between 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue (south side of street only) from 4/26 to 5/1
  • Winter Street between 20th & 22nd Streets (both side of street) from 4/26 to 5/1
  • 20th Street between Vine & Callowhill Streets (east side of street only) from 4/26 to 5/1
  • 21st Street between Benjamin Franklin Parkway & Race Street (both side of street) from 4/26 to 5/1
  • 22nd Street between Winter and Spring Garden Streets (both sides of street) from 4/26 to 5/1
  • Park Towne Place between 22nd & 24th Streets (both sides of street) from 4/26 to 5/1

Bicycle Lane Detours

During venue construction, a number of bicycle lanes along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Eakins Oval and in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be detoured.  Appropriate signage will be prominently displayed, and cyclists are advised to utilize marked detours.

Pedestrian Detours
During venue construction, a number of sidewalks and pathways along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Eakins Oval and in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be detoured.  Appropriate signage will be prominently displayed, and pedestrians are advised to utilize marked detours and avoid walking in the street.  The primary north-south pedestrian detours will be 22nd Street and Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive.

Public Transportation and Parking 
SEPTA is a convenient, affordable way for fans to get to and from the event grounds.  The PHLCVB has secured FREE parking at the sports stadium complex for NFL Draft Experience attendees.  From the sports stadium complex, event-goers should utilize the Broad Street Subway at AT&T Station, located at Broad Street and Pattison Avenue.  Fares can be purchased onsite, and fans are encouraged to purchase their return fare prior to departing AT&T Station.

SEPTA service changes/alerts can be found at www.septa.org.

SEPTA Customer Service can be reached at 215-580-7800 and directly on Twitter @septa_social.  For more information on SEPTA and NJ Transit routes and schedules during the NFL Draft Experience, visit www.septa.org or call 215-580-7800, and www.njtransit.org or call 973-275-5555.

The PHLASH Downtown Loop will add service for Thursday, 4/27 for the NFL Draft Experience and will operate its April weekend schedule Friday, 4/28 – Sunday, 4/30. PHLASH runs 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and is an easy, inexpensive way to get around.  PHLASH will re-route due to street closures during the NFL Draft Experience and will communicate any detours at http://RidePhillyPHLASH.com.

If driving into Center City is necessary, commercial off-street parking lots and garages conveniently are located near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Contact individual facilities in advance for rates and availability, or visit the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s website at www.philapark.org for a list of parking options.  The NFL Draft Experience is not affiliated with these parking facilities.

FAQs (PDF)   Road Closures and Parking Restrictions (PDF)

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David Cardy,
Apr 24, 2017, 6:33 AM
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