Traffic alert: Road closures have already begun for this weekend’s Made in America Festival

People walk into the Made in America festival on Sunday

People walk into the Made in America festival on Sunday

Traffic restrictions continue through Tuesday, Sept. 6. , along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

The Budweiser Made in America Festival returns to Philadelphia this coming weekend and traffic restrictions have already begun along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

The Mayor’s office released a rundown of parking restrictions and street closures leading up to and during the course of the event. Motorists are advised to avoid the area by using alternate routes, and allow for extra driving time in the area before and during Labor Day Weekend. All roadways will be open prior to morning rush hour on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Here’s what else to expect.

Tuesday, August 30Two lanes of Eakins Oval in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum, and Spring Garden Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be closed; and parking is prohibited on Pennsylvania Avenue from 22nd Street to 23rd Street (south side) as well as Park Towne Place from 22nd Street to 24th Street (north side) as needed through Tuesday, Sept. 6. Wednesday, August 31The inner lanes of Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 20th Street and Eakins Oval will be closed starting at 10 a.m.  Cross traffic on numbered streets will be permitted.  This closure will continue through 5 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Thursday, September 122nd Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be reduced to one running lane starting at 7 p.m.  This closure will continue through 5 a.m. through Tuesday, Sept. 6.Friday, September 2The following streets will be closed starting at 10 a.m.:

Outer lanes of Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 20th Street and Eakins Oval
23rd Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
22nd Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Park Towne Place
21st Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Winter Street
Kelly Drive outbound from Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Fairmount Avenue

Additionally, starting at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 2, 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.Saturday, September 3The full extent of road closures around the festival site will begin at 10 a.m. and remain through the duration of the event.

Road Closures

The entire width of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, beginning at 20th Street extending through Eakins Oval (25th Street) and behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art
21st Street between Winter & Spring Garden Streets
22nd Street between Race Street & Fairmount Avenue
23rd Street between the Benjamin Franklin Parkway & Fairmount Avenue
24th Street between Fairmount & Pennsylvania Avenues
Spring Garden Street, between 20th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, including the Spring Garden Street Tunnel.
Kelly Drive between 23rd Street & Fairmount Avenue
Martin Luther King Drive between the Falls Bridge & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Pennsylvania Avenue between Hamilton & Fairmount Avenues
2000 block of Pennsylvania Avenue between the Whole Foods store & 21st Street (the
eastern half of the block, from the Whole Foods Market to 20th Street, will remain open to allow access to the store)
Park Towne Place between 22nd & 24th Streets
I-676 westbound off-ramp at 22nd Street (I-676 eastbound off-ramp at 23rd Street will be open)

 Parking Restrictions

Pennsylvania Avenue between 22nd Street & Fairmount Avenue (south side of street)
Winter Street between 20th & 22nd Streets (both sides of street)
20th Street between Vine & Callowhill Streets (east side of street)
21st Street between Benjamin Franklin Parkway & Race Street (both sides of street)
22nd Street between Winter & Spring Garden Streets (both sides of street)
Park Towne Place between 22nd & 24th Streets (both sides of street)

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