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Road Closures for Philadelphia Marathon Race

posted Nov 14, 2018, 11:48 AM by David Cardy
PHILADELPHIA (November 17 - November 18, 2018) – City of 
Philadelphia officials would like to remind residents that streets will be closed in many parts of the city relating to the 25th
annual AACR Philadelphia Marathon on the weekend of November 16 – 18. Delays can be expected. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes, avoid areas along the race course, allow
for extra driving time and proceed with caution during Race Weekend. Due to increased security
in the Parkway area, parking and traffic regulations will be strictly enforced. Street closures are
implemented on a rolling basis and will occur as runners go by. City officials urge motorists to refrain from double-parking, which creates congestion, limits traffic flow and is illegal.
Some of the major areas impacted include:
 The Benjamin Franklin Parkway Friday, November 16 through Sunday, November 18
 Citywide along the 26.2-mile route of the Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday, November
18. Explore the route by clicking HERE.
 The I-676 off-ramps at 22nd Street (westbound) and 23rd Street (eastbound) will be
closed on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 after 4 a.m. for event
security preparation. Ramps at 15th/Broad may also close, if needed.
 Citywide along the 13.1 mile Dietz & Watson Half Marathon route on Saturday,
November 17. Explore the route by clicking HERE.
 The I-76 off ramp at Spring Garden (eastbound). Soft-close at 4:00 A.M. Hard Close:
6:15 A.M on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18
Friday, November 16
The innside outer lanes of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be closed, from 9:30 a.m. until
2:45 p.m., on Friday, November 17. At 2:45 p.m., all lanes will be opened for the afternoon rush
hour. (inbound, inner lanes from Binswanger Triangle to 22 nd Street will remaine closed).

Saturday, November 17
For the Half Marathon, due to enhanced security, City of Philadelphia “no-parking” regulations
will be enforced strictly and all vehicles on the race route will be relocated, beginning at 2 a.m.
on Saturday, November 17. Drivers impacted are encouraged to contact Philadelphia Parking
Authority.
Street closures will be in effect for the AACR Philadelphia Half Marathon, Rothman Institute 8K
and Dunkin' Munchkin Run on Saturday, from 2 a.m. until 3 p.m., along the Benjamin Franklin
Parkway, between 20th to 25th Streets, and also on Kelly Drive, Martin Luther King Drive, and
numerous other roads in Center City (see complete list below). Signage labeled “no parking” will
be posted in the Parkway area, and elsewhere, along the race course in advance. On Saturday, the
vicinity near 18th Street and the Parkway, and the Logan Circle area will be closed to vehicular
traffic until 11:30 a.m.
The following streets will be affected across the city on Saturday, November 17
• 18th Street, from Arch to Callowhill Streets
• 19th Street, from Arch to Callowhill Streets
• 20th Street, from Arch to Callowhill Streets
• 21st Street, from Spring Garden to Arch Streets
• 22nd Street, from Spring Garden to Arch Streets
• Benjamin Franklin Parkway, from 16th to 22nd Streets
• Arch Street, from 6th to 16th Street
• 6th Street, from Market to Chestnut Streets
• 5th Street from Chestnut to Race
• South Penn Square
• Juniper from Chestnut to Market
• John F. Kennedy Blvd., from Juniper to 17th Streets
• 15th Street, from Race to Chestnut Streets
• 16th Street, from Chestnut to Race Streets
• Race Street, from 6th Street to Columbus Boulevard
• Columbus Boulevard (Southbound lanes), from Vine Street to Washington Avenue
• Southbound off-ramp, from I-95 at Washington Avenue
• Washington Avenue, from Columbus Boulevard to Front Street
• Front Street, from Washington Avenue to South Street
• South Street, from Front to 7th Streets
• 6th Street, from Bainbridge to Locust Streets
• Lombard from 5th to Broad Streets
• 13th Street from Bainbridge to Chestnut Street
• Walnut Street from 6th to 34th Streets
• 34th Street, Walnut to Girard Ave.
• Girard Ave., 40th to 33rd St.
• 33rd St. from Girard to C.B. Moore
• Reservoir Drive from 33rd to Diamond
• Mt. Pleasant Drive
• Fountain Green Drive
• Kelly Drive

Motorists and pedestrians can expect significant delays when trying to cross roads or streets that
are adjacent to the course. Police will allow traffic through intersections along the course, when
possible, depending on the flow of the race participants. All streets are scheduled to be reopened
by 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 17.
Sunday, November 18
For the Philadelphia Marathon, due to enhanced security, City of Philadelphia “no-parking”
regulations will be enforced strictly and all vehicles on the race route will be relocated,
beginning at 2 a.m. on Sunday. Drivers impacted are encouraged to contact Philadelphia Parking
Authority. In addition, on Sunday, the Parkway, from 20th to 25th Streets, will be closed, from 2
a.m. to 4 p.m. Other streets along the race course will reopen as runners pass by and the streets
are cleaned.
The following streets will be affected across the city on November 18:
• 18th Street, from Arch to Callowhill Streets
• 19th Street, from Arch to Callowhill Streets
• 20th Street, from Arch to Callowhill Streets
• 21st Street, from Spring Garden to Arch streets
• 22nd Street, from Spring Garden to Arch Streets
• Benjamin Franklin Parkway, from 22nd to 16th Streets
• Arch Street, between 16th to 3rd Streets
• 4th Street, between Arch to Vine Streets
• Race Street, from 6th Street to Columbus Boulevard
• Columbus Boulevard (Southbound lanes), from Vine Street to Washington Avenue
• Southbound off-ramp, from I-95 at Washington Avenue
• Washington Avenue, from Columbus Boulevard to Front Street
• Front Street, from Washington Avenue to South Street
• South Street, from Front to 7th Streets
• 6th Street, from Bainbridge to Market Streets
• Chestnut Street, from 6th to 34th Streets
• 34th Street, Chestnut Street to Girard Avenue
• Lansdowne Drive, from Girard Avenue to South Concourse Drive
• South Concourse Drive, from Lansdowne to West Memorial Hall Drives
• West Memorial Hall Drive, from South Concourse to Avenue of the Republic
• Avenue of the Republic, from West Memorial Hall Drive to Catholic Fountain
• Belmont Avenue, Montgomery to Parkside Avenue
• Black Road
• Martin Luther King Drive
• Kelly Drive
• The Falls Bridge
• Ridge Avenue, from Schoolhouse Lane to Manayunk Avenue
• Main Street, from Ridge Avenue to Green Lane
Motorists and pedestrians can expect significant delays when trying to cross roads or streets that
are adjacent to the course. Police will allow traffic through intersections along the course, when

possible, depending on the flow of the race participants. All streets are scheduled to be reopened
by 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 18.
For more information on marathon-related streets closures, visit www.philadelphiamarathon.com
The cultural institutions along or near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will experience the
greatest impact of the race. They generally will maintain normal weekend hours of operation on
Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18. These institutions include: Academy of
Natural Sciences of Drexel University , (www.ansp.org), Barnes Foundation
(www.barnesfoundation.org), Fairmount Water Works, (http://www.fairmountwaterworks.org/),
The Franklin Institute
(www.fi.edu), Free Library of Philadelphia/Parkway Central Library (www.freelibrary.org), The
Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia Museum of Art & the Perelman
Building Annex (www.philamuseum.org), Rodin Museum (www.rodinmuseum.org), and.
Eastern State Penitentiary (www.easternstate.org)
Parking may be available at or near the cultural institutions, but using public transportation is
strongly encouraged. Please refer to the institutions’ individual websites for information on
exhibit hours, ticket-admission and parking accommodations, or go to
parkwaymuseumsdistrict.org.
About the Philadelphia Marathon:
The Philadelphia Marathon weekend, organized by the Office of the Managing Director,
welcomes nearly 25,000 runners, 60,000 spectators, and 3,000 volunteers each year. Race
Weekend 2018 features the AACR Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday, November 18; the Dietz &
Watson Half Marathon, Rothman Institute 8K and Dunkin' Munchkin Run on Saturday,
November 17; and a free two-day Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, November 16 and Saturday,
November 17. Race participants pass many of Philadelphia's famous attractions on the swift and
scenic USATF-certified course, which is a Boston qualifier. Take the first step to experiencing
26.2 miles of fun, beauty, history and excitement by registering at philadelphiamarathon.com.

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