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Made in America Festival Survival Guide: Road Closures, Parking Restrictions

To accommodate the venue construction and 2-day festival, gradual road closures along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and in sections of the Fairmount neighborhood are in place.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Day 2 of Made in America

    Thousands of fans gathered on the Ben Franklin Parkway for day 2 of the Made in America festival. Take a look at the highlights inside and outside the concert.

    (Published Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018)

    Watch all the performances live HERE.


     

    Heading to Made in America or just trying to avoid the festival on Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway? We have all the road closures, parking restrictions, public transportation information and everything else you need to know about the two-day Labor Day weekend festival.

    The first artists don't take the stage until Saturday, but road closures started Sunday morning in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 

    All roadways will re-open prior to morning rush hour on Tuesday, Sept. 4, with traffic patterns returning to normal, the City said.

    Click here for answers to questions about the festival, including what items you can and cannot bring with you.

    Phase 1 – 7 a.m. on Aug. 26 to 11:59p.m. on Sept. 4:

    • Two lanes of Eakins Oval closed in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum.

    Phase 2 – 7 a.m. on Aug. 27 to  5 a.m. on Sept. 4:

    • Spring Garden Street closed between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

    Phase 3 – 7 a.m. on Aug. 28 to 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 4:

    • Parking prohibited on Pennsylvania Avenue from 22nd Street to 23rd Street (south side) and Park Towne Place from 22nd Street to 24th Street (north side).

    Phase 4 – 10 a.m. on Aug. 29 to 5 a.m. on Sept. 4:

    • The inner lanes of Benjamin Franklin Parkway closed between 20th Street and Eakins Oval.
    • Cross traffic on numbered streets will be permitted.

    Phase 5 – 7 p.m. on Aug. 30 to 5 a.m. on Sept. 4:

    • 22nd Street reduced to one running lane between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

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    Phase 6 – 10 a.m. Aug. 31 to 5 a.m. Sept. 4:

    • Outer lanes of Benjamin Franklin Parkway closed between 20th Street and Eakins Oval.
    • 23rd Street closed between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
    • 22nd Street closed between Pennsylvania Avenue and Park Towne Place.
    • 21st Street closed between Pennsylvania Avenue and Winter Street.
    • Kelly Drive outbound closed from Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Fairmount Avenue.
    • Outer lane of MLK Drive closed adjacent to Paine’s Park.

    Starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, due to the closure of the outer lanes on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, traffic headed inbound (to Center City), from the Spring Garden Street Bridge or Martin Luther King Drive, must exit Eakins Oval on the 24th Street ramp. Traffic headed inbound on Kelly Drive must exit Kelly Drive at Fairmount Avenue.

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    Phase 7 – 10 a.m. Sept. 1 to 5 a.m. Sept. 4:

    The full extent of road closures around the festival site will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, and remain through the duration of the event. A complete list of road closures and no parking restrictions is outlined below:

    Road Closures:

    The entire width of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, beginning at 20th Street extending through Eakins Oval (25th Street) and behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (The rear of the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be accessible to Museum guests via Fairmount Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue to 25th Street).

    • 21st Street, between Winter & Spring Garden streets
    • 22nd Street, between Race Street & Fairmount Avenue
    • 23rd Street, between the Benjamin Franklin Parkway & Fairmount Avenue
    • 24th Street, between Fairmount & Pennsylvania avenues
    • Spring Garden Street, between 20th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, including the Spring Garden Street Tunnel.
    • Spring Garden Street Bridge* (The City will make every effort to keep this bridge open during Philadelphia Art Museum operating hours on Sept. 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., but it may be forced to close during periods of heavy pedestrian traffic)
    • Kelly Drive, between 23rd Street & Fairmount Avenue
    • Martin Luther King Drive, between the Falls Bridge & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    • Pennsylvania Avenue, between Hamilton & 25th Street
    • 2000 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, between the Whole Foods store & 21st Street (the eastern half of the block, from the Whole Foods Market to 20th Street, will remain open to allow access to the store.)
    • Park Towne Place, between 22nd & 24th streets
    • I-676 westbound off-ramp at 22nd Street (I-676 eastbound off-ramp at 23rd Street will be open)

    No Parking on These Streets:

    • Pennsylvania Avenue, between 22nd Street & Fairmount Avenue (south side of street)
    • Winter Street, between 20th & 22nd streets (both sides of street)
    • 20th Street, between Vine & Callowhill streets (east side of street)
    • 21st Street, between Benjamin Franklin Parkway & Race Street (both sides of street)
    • 22nd Street, between Winter & Spring Garden streets (both sides of street)
    • Park Towne Place, between 22nd & 24th streets (both sides of street)

    Public Transportation for Festival Goers and Residents

    SEPTA's Broad Street and Market Frankford Lines:

    Local train service will operate on a normal weekend schedule throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. Race-Vine and City Hall Stations on the Broad Street Line and 15th Street Station on the Market Frankford Line provide easy walking access to the festival gates on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The Broad Street and Market Frankford Lines will offer overnight service as usual on Saturday.

    SEPTA Regional Rail:

    Late-night train service will be available on SEPTA’s Regional Rail Lines on Saturday and Sunday nights departing from Jefferson, Suburban and 30th Street Stations. Special schedules will be posted in stations and are also available online. If the concert runs late on Saturday or Sunday, these trains will be held for about 20 minutes after the concert ends. Parking is free at all SEPTA-owned Regional Rail lots on weekends. Parking lot location information is available online.

    SEPTA Trolley:

    Trolley routes 10, 11, 13, 15, 34 and 36 offer convenient service to and from the concert, with 19th and 22nd street stations providing easy walking access to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Trolley Route 15 connects with Broad Street and Market Frankford Line service at Girard Avenue.

    SEPTA Buses:

    Due to Festival-related street closures, SEPTA routes 7, 32, 33, 38, 43 and 48 will be detoured from normal routes through the Benjamin Franklin Parkway area beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, through 5 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 3. Specific route changes are available on the SEPTA System Status Page.

    PHLASH:

    PHLASH transportation is an inexpensive way to visit key attractions in Center City and the Parkway vicinity, with stops at 22 locations including many in Center City. Find PHLASH on the go, with live updates at RidePhillyPHLASH.com and visit www.phillyphlash.com for a schedule and route details.

    Rideshare/Taxis:

    Taxi, Uber and Lfyt designated drop off and pick up locations are along the 2100 block of Spring Garden Street and the 1900 block of Arch Street.

    SEPTA Customer Service will extend its hours of operation on Saturday and Sunday, with phone and online agents available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Customer service can be reached at 215-580-7800 and directly on Twitter @septa_social. For more information on SEPTA and NJ Transit routes and schedules during Labor Day weekend, visit www.septa.org or call 215-580-7800, and www.njtransit.orgor call 973-275-5555.

    Parking Info:

    If driving, commercial off-street parking lots and garages conveniently are located on or near the Parkway. Contact individual facilities in advance for rates and availability, or visit the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s website for a list of parking options. The Made in America Festival is not affiliated with these parking facilities, the City said.

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