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Road closures, other restrictions for 2018 Philadelphia Marathon weekend, Nov. 16-18

November 16, 2018

The Philadelphia Marathon returns this weekend, with two main events, the Dietz & Watson Half Marathon and 25th annual American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Marathon being held on Saturday and Sunday respectively. The city has announced road closures and other restrictions ahead of the event that brings thousands of people to the streets.

Streets will be closed in many parts of the city this weekend. Delays can be expected. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes, avoid areas along the race course, and allow for extra driving time. Due to increased security in the Parkway area, parking and traffic regulations will be strictly enforced. Street closures are implemented on a rolling basis and will occur as runners go by. 

Some of the major areas impacted include:

• The Benjamin Franklin Parkway from Friday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 18
• Citywide along the 26.2-mile route of the Marathon (see map) on Sunday, Nov. 18.
• The I-676 off-ramps at 22nd Street (westbound) and 23rd Street (eastbound) will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18 after 4 a.m. for event security preparation.
• Citywide along the 13.1 mile Dietz & Watson Half Marathon route on Saturday, Nov. 17.
• I-76 off ramp at Spring Garden (eastbound). Soft-close at 4:00 a.m. Hard Close: 6:15 a.m.

On Saturday, for the Dietz & Watson Half Marathon, City of Philadelphia “no-parking” regulations will be strictly enforced and all vehicles on the race route will be relocated, beginning at 2 a.m.

The following streets will be affected across the city on Saturday, Nov. 17:

• 18th Street, from Arch to Callowhill Streets
• 19th Street, from Arch to Callowhill Streets
• 20th Street, from Arch to Callowhill Streets
• 21st Street, from Spring Garden to Arch Streets
• 22nd Street, from Spring Garden to Arch Streets
• Benjamin Franklin Parkway, from 16th to 22nd Streets
• Arch Street, from 6th to 16th Street
• 6th Street, from Market to Chestnut Streets
• 5th Street from Chestnut to Race
• South Penn Square
• Juniper from Chestnut to Market
• John F. Kennedy Blvd., from Juniper to 17th Streets
• 15th Street, from Race to Chestnut Streets
• 16th Street, from Chestnut to Race Streets
• Race Street, from 6th Street to Columbus Boulevard
• Columbus Boulevard (Southbound lanes), from Vine Street to Washington Avenue
• Southbound off-ramp, from I-95 at Washington Avenue
• Washington Avenue, from Columbus Boulevard to Front Street
• Front Street, from Washington Avenue to South Street
• South Street, from Front to 7th Streets
• 6th Street, from Bainbridge to Locust Streets
• Lombard from 5th to Broad Streets
• 13th Street from Bainbridge to Chestnut Street
• Walnut Street from 6th to 34th Streets
• 34th Street, Walnut to Girard Ave.
• Girard Ave., 40th to 33rd St.
• 33rd St. from Girard to C.B. Moore
• Reservoir Drive from 33rd to Diamond
• Mt. Pleasant Drive
• Fountain Green Drive
• Kelly Drive

All streets are scheduled to be reopened by 2 p.m. on Saturday.

On Sunday, for the Marathon, City of Philadelphia “no-parking” regulations will be strictly enforced and all vehicles on the race route will be relocated, beginning at 2 a.m.

The following streets will be affected across the city on November 18:

• 18th Street, from Arch to Callowhill Streets
• 19th Street, from Arch to Callowhill Streets
• 20th Street, from Arch to Callowhill Streets
• 21st Street, from Spring Garden to Arch streets
• 22nd Street, from Spring Garden to Arch Streets
• Benjamin Franklin Parkway, from 22nd to 16th Streets
• Arch Street, between 16th to 3rd Streets
• 4th Street, between Arch to Vine Streets
• Race Street, from 6th Street to Columbus Boulevard
• Columbus Boulevard (Southbound lanes), from Vine Street to Washington Avenue
• Southbound off-ramp, from I-95 at Washington Avenue
• Washington Avenue, from Columbus Boulevard to Front Street
• Front Street, from Washington Avenue to South Street
• South Street, from Front to 7th Streets
• 6th Street, from Bainbridge to Market Streets
• Chestnut Street, from 6th to 34th Streets
• 34th Street, Chestnut Street to Girard Avenue
• Lansdowne Drive, from Girard Avenue to South Concourse Drive
• South Concourse Drive, from Lansdowne to West Memorial Hall Drives
• West Memorial Hall Drive, from South Concourse to Avenue of the Republic
• Avenue of the Republic, from West Memorial Hall Drive to Catholic Fountain
• Belmont Avenue, Montgomery to Parkside Avenue
• Black Road
• Martin Luther King Drive
• Kelly Drive
• The Falls Bridge
• Ridge Avenue, from Schoolhouse Lane to Manayunk Avenue
• Main Street, from Ridge Avenue to Green Lane

All streets are scheduled to be reopened by 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18.

For more information on marathon-related streets closures and cheering zones, visit www.philadelphiamarathon.com.

1 Comments For This Post

  1. Bev Says:

    Every year this event locks down the city and it’s hard to get around! It doesn’t make any sense!








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