This Sunday, March 30 marks the 1st annual Philadelphia Love Run. Several local streets will be closed or detoured throughout the city in connection with the race. Delays can be expected.
Motorists are advised to use alternate routes, avoid areas along the race course, allow for extra driving time and proceed with extreme caution during the race.
Some of the major areas impacted include:
- The Benjamin Franklin Parkway: The inner drives of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be closed from 7:45 am - approximately 9:00 am. On Sunday, the vicinity near 20th Street and the Parkway will be closed and the Logan Circle area restricted to vehicular traffic. Parking in the Philadelphia Museum of Art area is very limited.
- Citywide along the 13.1-mile route of the Love Run route
The following roads will be closed from 4 a.m. - 12 p.m. on March 30th:
Benjamin Franklin Parkway around Eakins Oval
MLK to Falls Bridge
East Memorial Hall Drive
In addition, a number of SEPTA bus routes will operate with detours due to the road closures. From approximately 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday, routes 2, 4, 7, 16, 17, 23, 27, 31,32, 33, 38, 43, 47, 47M, 48, 61 and 124/125 will run with detours on and around the marathon.
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