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Parkway Area Street Closures

posted Jul 7, 2012, 3:47 PM by Joe McDermott   [ updated Jul 7, 2012, 3:52 PM ]
Beginning at 9:30 A.M. Tuesday, July 3 through Thursday, July 5, the eastbound inner drive of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be closed for set-up for the Philly 4th of July Jam/Grand Finale Fireworks. The westbound inner drive will be closed after the evening rush hour at about 6:30 P.M.

Wednesday, July 4 (Independence Day)

July 4th Set-Up

The perimeter of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be closed, beginning at 6 A.M., and will stay closed until the end of the Parkway concert and fireworks – between 20th and 25th Street, and between Race Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.

Party on the Parkway (12 P.M. - 7 P.M.)

Eakins Oval and all drives on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be closed at 6 A.M. Only authorized vehicles will be allowed into the area, between 20th & 25th streets, and Pennsylvania Avenue to Race Street.

(Concert & Fireworks, 7 P.M. - 11 P.M.)

Beginning at 4 P.M., additional roads will be closed. Fairmount at Corinthian and Spring Garden at Broad Street will be closed. Additional road closures will span the area of the Parkway and stretch to Arch Street at the peak of the event. Area residents and persons with authorized parking will be allowed within the perimeter; others are advised to use public transportation, or parking outside of the area.

Parking Bans

We have not been able to gain detailed information yet on the specific locations where no parking signs will be posted but all residents parking on the street should assume some or all of the streets within the closure areas noted above may be posted at least on July 4th, and perhaps the afternoon and evening before. These bans might also include smaller local streets within or adjacent to the defined closure areas.

We have heard the following, but have not seen it in writing from the City, but wanted to pass it along regardless:

The specific streets with the NO PARKING bans and tow zones on July 3 and July 4 are:

-22nd St from Arch/ Market to Pennsylvania;

-21st St from Arch/ Market to Spring Garden

-Winter Street

-Race St

-20th Street from Hamilton to Arch

Basically, any street from Spring Garden south to Market between 18th & 23rd...Neighbors should probably move their cars after July 2nd..