August 28, 2016
With Labor Day Weekend fast approaching, the City of Philadelphia has released complete road closure information for the 2016 Budweiser Made in America Festival, which will bring headliners Rihanna and Coldplay to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway along with supporting acts that include Carseat Headrest, Jamie xx and Gary Clarke, Jr.
While the two-day event runs Sept. 3 and 4, certain restrictions have already taken effect in Fairmount as of Sunday night. Two lanes of Eakins Oval in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art will remain closed as needed until the end of the day on Tuesday, September 6.
Here's a full rundown of the closures.
• Monday, August 29th: Spring Garden Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be closed starting at 7:00 a.m. This closure will continue through 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6th.
• Tuesday, August 30th: Parking will be 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) starting at 7:00 a.m. These restrictions will continue through 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6th:
• Wednesday, August 31st: The inner lanes of Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 20th Street and Eakins Oval will be closed starting at 10:00AM. Cross traffic on numbered streets will be permitted. This closure will continue through 5:00AM on Tuesday, September 6th.
• Thursday, Sept. 1: 22nd Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be reduced to one running lane starting at 7:00PM. This closure will continue through 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6th.
On Friday, Sept. 2nd, the following streets will be closed starting at 10:00 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
Due to the closure of the outer lanes of 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.
On Saturday, Sept. 3rd, the full extent of the city's road closures will begin at 10:00 a.m. and remain in effect through the duration of the event. A complete list of road closures and parking restrictions is outlined below:
• 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)
• 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)
City officials have advised motorists to expect delays in the run-up and throughout the course of the Made in America festival. All roadways will reopen prior to morning rush hour on Tuesday, September 6th with traffic patterns returning to normal.
More information and a full line-up for the 2016 Budweiser Made in America festival can be found here.