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September 14, 2015

Governor Wolf launches travel site for papal visit

Website features interactive traffic map, planned closures

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A new website from Governor Tom Wolf aims to aid those traveling to Philadelphia for the papal visit.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, along with PennDot and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, has launched a new website aimed at aiding travelers during the papal visit to Philadelphia. 

The website, papal511.com, provides information on how to get to Philadelphia for that weekend, updated travel conditions, and how to avoid the traffic delays. 

“This site reflects the hard work my administration has put in supporting and preparing for the Pope’s visit," Wolf said in a news release Monday. "We hope this site will be a useful tool for both residents and visitors to be informed and prepared to travel during this important visit.”

One of the features on the site is an interactive map that is supposed to provide live updates on road statuses throughout the city. 

Also featured are the planned closures and restrictions set for when Pope Francis comes to Philly from Saturday, Sept. 26 to Sunday, Sept. 27. 

For more on the papal visit, check out PhillyVoice's guide to the historic occasion

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