The largest collegiate rowing competition in the country returns to the shores and waters of the Schuylkill River this weekend and that means a major thoroughfare will be closed to motorists.
The Kelly Drive is the major closure for the 2013 Dad Vail Regatta.
A 1-1/2 mile stretch of Kelly Drive was closed at 1 a.m. Thursday and will remain closed between Strawberry Mansion Drive and Fountain Green Drive until the regatta wraps up around 8 p.m. Saturday.
Entrance to the regatta zone is by permit only so all other traffic will be detoured onto other routes including Strawberry Mansion, Fountain Green and Reservoir Drives.
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Expect potential delays on other Schuylkill River arteries like the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) and the Martin Luther King Drive the next few days.
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