The annual Dad Vail Regatta comes to town this weekend which means rowing on the water and detours on land.
Philadelphia Police announced that starting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Kelly Drive will be detoured between Strawberry Mansion and Fountain Green drives. That portion of the roadway will remain closed to traffic until about 8 p.m. Saturday.
Entrance to the “regatta zone” is permit only, and pay gates will be posted at the entrance to parking areas along Reservoir Drive.
The detour routes, as announced by police, are as follows:
Toward Center CitySouth up the Strawberry Mansion Drive ramp to Reservoir Drive, south on Reservoir Drive to Fountain Green Drive, west on Fountain Green Drive until it reaches Kelly Drive.
Toward Northwest Philadelphia
East on Fountain Green to Reservoir Drive, north on Reservoir Drive to Strawberry Mansion Drive, north on the Strawberry Drive ramp back to the Kelly Drive.
Detour signs will be posted but, even still, expect delays.