Philadelphia Announces Upcoming Street Closures and Parking Restrictions in Center City

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — The City of Philadelphia‘s  Office of Special Events announced there will be several road closures and parking restrictions in effect beginning Sunday, September 19 through Monday, September 20 due to an ongoing special event in Center City Philadelphia. Traffic delays can be expected. Motorists are advised to avoid the area by using alternate routes and allow for extra driving time in areas near the event.

Road Closures

The following streets will be closed from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, September 20:

  • 1800-1900 Arch Street
  • 100 N. 19th Street

The following streets will be closed from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, September 20:

  • 1200-1300 Market Street (eastbound travel lanes only)
    • 12th Street and 13th Street will remain open to traffic
    • All westbound travel lanes on Market Street will remain open to traffic
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Parking Restrictions

The following streets will be posted as “Temporary No Parking” zones from 6 p.m. Sunday, September 19 to 10 p.m. Monday, September 20:

  • 1200 Block of Market Street (both sides of street)
  • 12th Street between Clover Street and Filbert Street (west side only)
  • Market Street from 17th Street to 21st Street (both sides of street)
  • 1800-1900 Block Arch Street (both sides of street)
  • 100 N. 19th Street (both sides of street)

All “Temporary No Parking” signs must be obeyed. Vehicles parked in these locations during posted hours will be relocated.

Public Transportation

SEPTA Bus Routes 17, 33, 44, 48 will be detoured from their normal routes through the East Market Street area beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, September 20 through approximately 3:30 p.m.

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SEPTA Bus Routes 33 and 48 will be detoured from their normal routes through the 1800-1900 Arch Street area beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, September 20 through approximately 12:30 p.m.

Detours will be posted, and specific route changes will be made available online on the System Status Page at septa.org.

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