May 25, 2018
A stretch of Broad Street in Philadelphia will be closed for most of the holiday weekend.
The city Streets Department will close two blocks of Broad Street between Pine and Locust streets in Center City from Friday night to 5 a.m. Monday.
Two blocks of Spruce Street, between 13th and 15th streets, will be closed for the same period.
The temporary closures are needed to accommodate the erection of a temporary crane and delivery of heavy mechanical equipment, according to Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams. The department recommends the following detours:
• Broad Street – northbound: east on Pine Street, north on 13th Street, west on Walnut Street
• Broad Street – southbound: east on Locust Street, south on 12th Street, east on Pine Street
• Spruce Street – North on 13th Street, west on Walnut Street, south on 15th Street. (Access maintained to local residents at all times.)
Police assistance will be on hand to ensure the safety of motorists, pedestrians, and work crews for the duration of the closures. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained.