Timeline: Parkway-area road closures

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Alex Assmus of Egg Harbor Township works on the media risers in front of Eakins Oval on the Parkway, where Francis will lead a Mass for perhaps a million or more on Sunday. Many roads near the Parkway will be closed in preparation for the event.

Some papal-visit-related road closures are already in place on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and more streets are slated to be closed to traffic in the days leading up to Pope Francis' weekend visit.

Philadelphia police on Wednesday released a tentative list of which streets will be closed to vehicles, when the closures take effect, and how long they are expected to last.

Some of the shutdowns will last until Oct. 4.

Major highways, including the Schuylkill and Vine Street expressways and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge are also scheduled to be closed, with other roads to be used by emergency vehicles only, during the papal visit.

Already closed:
- Eakins Oval, until Oct. 4 at 8 p.m.
- Benjamin Franklin Parkway from the Philadelphia Museum of Art to 20th Street, until Oct. 2 at 5 a.m.

Starting Thursday at 5 a.m.:
- Park Towne Place, from 22nd to 24th streets, until Oct. 2 at 8 p.m.
- Logan Circle, until Oct. 2 at 8 p.m.

Starting Thursday at 7 p.m.:
- Intersection of 19th and Wood streets
- Intersection of 21st and Winter streets
- Intersection of 21st Street and Pennsylvania Avenue

Starting Friday at 5 a.m.:
- Spring Garden Street from Kelly Drive to 20th Street, until Oct. 2 at 8 p.m.
- Pennsylvania Avenue from Fairmount Avenue to 20th Street, until Oct. 2 at 8 p.m.
- Kelly Drive from Fairmount Avenue to Eakins Oval, until Oct. 2 at 5 a.m.

Starting Friday at 6 p.m: Entire site closes until Tuesday at 5 a.m.
- 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th streets from Spring Garden to Market streets
- Martin Luther King Drive from Sweet Briar Drive to Eakins Oval
- Kelly Drive from Strawberry Mansion Drive to Eakins Oval
- Race, Cherry and Arch streets from 20th to 22nd streets
- JFK Boulevard from 15th to 30th streets
- Market Street from 11th to 30th streets
- 100 South Juniper Street to 100 North Juniper Street

Starting Friday at 7 p.m.:
- Arch Street from 4th to 7th streets
- Sansom Street from 7th to 8th streets