Street closures and transit for Wawa Welcome America

July 3, 2013 7:22:05 PM PDT
The City of Philadelphia has announced the following street closures and public transit arrangements for the Wawa Welcome America festivities:

Thursday, July 4 (Independence Day)
Celebration of Freedom Ceremony/Independence Day Parade

  • Independence Hall 500 block of Chestnut Street will be closed to vehicular traffic, starting at 10 A.M. Wednesday, July 3 until 4 P.M. Thursday, July 4.
  • Chestnut and Market streets will be closed from Front to 9th and 9th will be closed from Walnut Street to Arch Street

    Thursday, July 4 from 7 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.
    Party on the Parkway (12 P.M. ? 7 P.M.)
    Philly 4th of July Jam/Grand Finale Fireworks
    (Concert & Fireworks, 7 P.M. ? 11 P.M.)
    Benjamin Franklin Parkway

    The following streets will be closed beginning Thursday, July 4 at 6 A.M. until the conclusion of the fireworks at approximately 11:15 P.M.:

  • Ben Franklin Parkway closed from 18th Street to Eakins Oval, all lanes
  • Cherry Street closed from 18th Street to 20th Street
  • 19th Street closed from Callowhill Street to the Ben Franklin Parkway
  • 20th, 21st, 22nd Streets from Callowhill to Arch Street
  • East and West bound exits of I-676 to 22nd and 23rd streets
  • Martin Luther King Drive closed from the Philadelphia Museum of Art to the Falls Bridge

    The following will be closed starting 4 P.M. July 4:

  • Fairmount Avenue westbound at Corinthian; diverted northbound onto Corinthian Avenue
  • 15th, 17th, 19th, and 21st Streets south at Spring Garden; diverted eastbound onto Spring Garden Street
  • Spring Garden Street westbound at Broad Street
  • Callowhill Street westbound at Broad Street
  • Hamilton Street westbound at 17th Street
  • 29th Street southbound at Poplar Street; diverted onto Poplar Street either east or west bound

  • Kelly Drive closed from South Ferry Road to Eakins Oval on July 4, from 4 P.M. to the conclusion of the fireworks at about 11:15 P.M.

    Friday, July 5
    Taste of Philadelphia (Noon ? 10 P.M.) Penn's Landing

  • Beginning Friday, July 5 at 4 A.M., the block of E. Chestnut Street will be closed. This block and the remainder of the viaduct will remain closed until Sunday, July 7 at 8 P.M.

    Saturday, July 6
    (Taste of Philadelphia followed by evening concert and fireworks.) Taste of Philadelphia (Noon ? 10 P.M.) Penn's Landing

  • Beginning Friday, July 5 at 4 A.M., the block of E. Chestnut Street will be closed. This block and the remainder of the viaduct will remain closed until Sunday, July 7 at 8 P.M.

    Sunday July 7
    Taste of Philadelphia (Noon ? 4 P.M.) Penn's Landing

  • Beginning Friday, July 5 at 4 A.M., the block of E. Chestnut Street will be closed. This block and the remainder of the viaduct will remain closed until Sunday, July 7 at 8 P.M.

    SEPTA Public Transportation Information

  • SEPTA subway will run until 12:30 A.M. on July 5.
  • PATCO will run on its usual schedule of 24 hours/day at 15 minute intervals.
  • The Regional Rail will run to all 12 destinations.
  • Trains will depart from Suburban Station between 11:30 A.M. and midnight.
  • Specific departing times will be advertised in Suburban Station.
  • SEPTA buses will be staged on 20th and 21st streets.


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