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You may want to think again if you're planning on driving into Philly during the 4th of July festivities.
Philadelphia is jam packed with 4th of July activities, which means plenty of road closures and detours in the area.
The Party on the Parkway 4th of July Concert featuring Nicki Minaj, the Roots, Ed Sheeran, and many more means thousands will flock towards the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Closures are in effect around the Parkway, from Arch Street to Pennsylvania Avenue and 18th to 25th streets, from 5 a.m. to around 5 a.m. on Saturday.
In the historic district, in preparation for the Celebration of Freedom Ceremony and Independence Day Parade near Independence Hall, closed are: 5th and 6th streets, from Market to Walnut, beginning at 5 a.m.; Chestnut Street, between Front and 5th streets, starting at 7 a.m.
All streets affected by the closures are scheduled to be reopened in the historic district by 5 p.m. on July 4th and in the Parkway vicinity by 6 a.m. on July 5th.
From 10:50 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., additional road closures include the following:
Due to the mass of people traveling, city officials are really encouraging people to use public transit. All SEPTA Regional Rail, bus, trolley, and Market-Frankford and Broad Street Line services will operate on a Sunday schedule on July 4th, with additional late-night service to accommodate concert-goers.
Bus routes also will be detoured in the immediate area as following:
Bus lines and roads are scheduled to be restored after midnight.
To stay updated on the latest traffic and travel alerts check the NBC10.com Traffic Page.