NFL Draft in Philadelphia, PA – 4/25

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Published: April 28, 2017 / Updated: April 30, 2017

Road closures are currently in effect in Philadelphia, PA due to the 2017 NFL Draft.

Although the United States Postal Service is not currently reporting any service alerts, delays are possible in this area.

Partial Press Release Published by Office of the Mayor Courtesy of: https://phlevents.org/2017/03/27/2017-nfl-draft-road-closure-information/

 

PHILADELPHIA – The City of Philadelphia released details for the 2017 NFL Draft Experience, an exciting, three-day festival taking place Thursday, April 27th through Saturday, April 29th on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Eakins Oval and the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Road Closures
The full set of closures on the Parkway and in the immediate vicinity are scheduled to be implemented by 12:01 AM on Tuesday, April 25th. The full extent of these closures will be in place until 5:00AM on Monday, May 1st. There are multiple phases of partial road closures that will precede and follow those dates. A detailed list of closures and restrictions by phase is listed below.

A full map of the road closures imprint for the Draft is available upon request. Email press@phila.gov.

Delays can be expected on the dates of the event and during the phases below. Motorists are advised to avoid the area by using alternate routes, and allow for extra driving time when traveling in the vicinity. Please refrain from double-parking, which creates congestion, limits traffic flow and is illegal.

Phase 1:
Start: 4/10/17 – 12:01am
End: 5/7/17 – 11:59pm

Spring Garden Street westbound will close at Pennsylvania Avenue.
The westbound center roadway of Benjamin Franklin Parkway will maintain two lanes from 20th Street to Eakins Oval. The left lane of Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be closed from East Eakins Oval to Spring Garden St. and continue to southbound Kelly Drive, where it will open up 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:
Start: 4/19/17 – 12:01am
End: 5/2/17 – 11:59pm

Inner lanes (inbound and outbound) of Benjamin Franklin Parkway closed from Eakins Oval to 20th Street.

Phase 3:
Start: 4/24/17 – 7:00pm
End: 5/1/17 – 5:00am

Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be closed from 20th Street to the Art Museum.
Martin Luther King Drive will remain open to 24th Street.
Eastbound Spring Garden Street will remain open from 31st Street to 24th Street.
Kelly Drive will be closed at Fairmount Avenue with traffic detoured onto Fairmount Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue.
Starting at 7:00pm on Monday, April 24th, due to the closure of the outer lanes on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, traffic 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 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 SB on 25th Street onto Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive.

Phase 4 – Full Extent of Road Closures:
Start: 4/25/17 – 12:01am
End: 5/1/17 – 5:00am

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 AM rush hour on 4/27 & 4/28 (5AM-10AM) for access to I-676 via 24th Street
Kelly Drive closed from Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Fairmount Avenue
Spring Garden Street Bridge closed at 31st Street
Road opened daily during peak AM rush hour on 4/27 & 4/28 (5AM-10AM) 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 AM rush hour
Pennsylvania Avenue closed from Hamilton Street to Fairmount Avenue
Local access after peak AM 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