NFL Draft Road Closures

by April 25, 2017

 

This Sunday, April 30, as well as the days leading up to and after the 2017 National Football League Draft, will affect drivers to Tenth who may typically take either of the Schuylkill River Drives (Martin Luther King Drive and  Kelly Drive) or Benjamin Franklin Parkway, as well as other nearby roads. Avoid these areas entirely if you are driving. SEPTA regional rail lines and subways are probably your best choices. The Schuylkill Expressway will not be closed but one should expect delays.

Please check local news for traffic and transit updates for full details. The City of Philadelphia's website offers road closure details and PDF maps. Pedestrians north of the Art Museum area will also need to factor in crowds and traffic control.

From April 25 at 12:01 a.m. to May 1 at 5 a.m.:

  • 21st Street closed from Winter to Spring Garden Streets (local access to Pennsylvania Avenue; all traffic must turn left)
  • 22nd Street closed from Race to Spring Garden Streets (local access to Park Towne Place only)
  • 23rd Street closed from Fairmount Avenue to Parkway (local access only)
  • 24th Street closed from Parkway to Park Towne Place (local access only)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Drive closed at Sweet Briar Drive (will be open April 27 and 28 from 5 to 10 a.m. for access to Interstate 676 via 24th Street)
  • Kelly Drive closed from Parkway to Fairmount Avenue
  • Spring Garden Street Bridge closed at 31st Street (will be open April 27 and 28 from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.)
  • Spring Garden Street closed from 22nd Street to Parkway (local access after morning rush)
  • Pennsylvania Avenue closed from Hamilton Street to Fairmount Avenue (local access after morning rush)
  • Pennsylvania Avenue and Callowhill Street closed from 20th to 21st Streets (local access to Barnes Foundation driveway)
  • Park Town Place closed from 22nd to 24th Streets (local access only)
  • I-676 westbound off-ramp at 22nd Street closed
  • Local access only west of 22nd Street: Wallace, Mount Vernon, Green, Judson and Brandywine Streets

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