Center City

Plan to Close Center City Streets for Helicopter Lift Delayed

Drivers and pedestrians should expect delays as the helicopter flies overhead

An empty street is shown next to a sidewalk in Center City. Parking meters can be seen on the sidewalk. In the distance is a building with a neon sign reading "Schuylkill"

A plan to intermittently close Center City streets on Sunday has been pushed back.

The closures will now take place Saturday, Feb. 27, a PECO spokesperson told NBC10. Though the impacted streets won’t be shut down for the entire time, drivers and pedestrians should expect delays as the helicopter flies overhead, Philadelphia Streets Department spokeswoman Keisha McCarty-Skelton said in a press release.

Here is a breakdown of the closures:

  • Market Street from 23rd to 30th streets
  • 23rd Street from Arch to Market streets
  • N. Schuylkill Avenue from John. F. Kennedy Boulevard to Market Street
  • S. Schuylkill Avenue from Market to Chestnut streets

Police will be on hand to help with traffic flow and safety, and there will still be access for emergency vehicles, McCarty-Skelton said.

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