Stotesbury Cup Regatta Brings Road Closure Along Schuylkill River

The Schuylkill Navy Stotesbury Cup Regatta, takes over the Schuylkill River this weekend. With the return of the largest high school regatta in the world comes a major road closure and detours.

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High school rowers will compete on the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park on May 18 and 19 for the annual Schuylkill Navy Stotesbury Cup Regatta, "the oldest and largest scholastic regatta in the world."
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Starting Thursday, May 18 at 10 a.m., the Kelly Drive was detoured along a 1.5-mile stretch from Strawberry Mansion Drive to Fountain Green Drive, Philadelphia police warned motorists.
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The Kelly Drive closure allows crews to get boats and other equipment to the river's edge and continues until Saturday, May 20 at 8 p.m. During that time only permitted vehicles can enter the regatta zone.
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Cars will be detoured off the river drive.
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Inbound traffic toward Center City will be sent “south up the Strawberry Mansion Drive ramp to Reservoir Drive, south on Reservoir Drive to Fountain Green Drive, west on Fountain Green Drive back to the Kelly Drive,” police said in a news release.
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Outbound traffic toward Roxborough will be sent “east on Fountain Green Drive to Reservoir Drive, north on Reservoir Drive to Strawberry Mansion Drive, north on the Strawberry Mansion Drive ramp back to the Kelly Drive,” police said.
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Detour signs will be posted throughout the route, police said.
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You can use The Schuylkill Expressway (Interstate 76) as an alternate route. And, the Martin Luther King Drive on the other side of the river can be used Friday. (It is closed for recreational use during the day Saturday).
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More than 5,500 rowers from more than 190 school crew teams will take part in the race.
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