Getting Around Dad Vail Regatta - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Getting Around Dad Vail Regatta



    Dad Vail Regatta

    Rowers are back on the Schuylkill River competing in the Dad Vail Regatta, the largest collegiate regatta in the country. NBC10's Matt DeLucia speaks with one of the race's organizers. (Published Saturday, May 10, 2014)

    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 through Fairmount Park is the major closure for the 2014 Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta.

    Dad Vail Regatta Crowds Return

    [PHI] Dad Vail Regatta Crowds Return
    Monique Braxton explains the huge rowing event along the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. The event consist of 3,700 athletes from around the country.
    (Published Friday, May 9, 2014)

    A 1-1/2 mile stretch of Kelly Drive was closed Thursday morning 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.

    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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