Schuylkill River Fish Ladder Work Closes Martin Luther King Drive

If you use the Martin Luther King Drive to get out of Center City, you may want to take the Kelly Drive or Schuylkill Expressway for the rest of the week.

The Philadelphia Water Department closed about 1.5 miles of the westbound lanes of MLK Drive from Spring Garden Street (Eakins Oval) to Sweetbriar Drive around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to perform maintenance on the PWD Fish Ladder along the banks of the Schuylkill River, said PWD spokesman John DiGiulio.

The roadway would remain closed until 3 p.m. Wednesday. The same closure from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be in effect Thursday and Friday, said DiGiulio.

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