Marathon Mayhem for Drivers
The Philadelphia Marathon is scheduled to take place Sunday morning, but some routes on and around the course were affected beginning Friday.
City officials said motorists and pedestrians could expect significant delays when trying to cross roads or streets adjacent to the course. Police will allow traffic through intersections on the course when possible, depending on the flow of runners.
The Benjamin Franklin Parkway's inner lanes were closed at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The Vine Street Expressway off-ramps at 22d Street (westbound) and 23d Street (eastbound) will be closed at 3 a.m. Sunday for security preparation.
As part of the 26.2-mile race course, these streets will be affected Sunday:
21st Street from Spring Garden to Arch Streets.
22d Street from Spring Garden to Arch.
The Parkway from 16th Street to 22d.
Arch between Fourth Street and 16th.
Fourth from Arch to Vine Street.
Race Street from Fourth to Columbus Boulevard.
Columbus (southbound lanes) from Vine to Washington Avenue.
Southbound off-ramp of I-95 at Washington.
Washington from Columbus to Front Street.
Front from Washington to South Street.
South from Front to Sixth Street.
Sixth from Bainbridge to Market Street.
Chestnut Street from Sixth to 34th Street.
34th from Chestnut to Girard Avenue.
Lansdowne Drive from Girard to South Concourse Drive.
South Concourse Drive from Lansdowne Drive to West Memorial Hall Drive.
West Memorial Hall Drive from South Concourse Drive to Avenue of the Republic.
Avenue of the Republic from West Memorial Hall Drive to Centennial Circle.
Old Lansdowne Drive to the Sweetbriar Loop.
Black Road from the loop to Martin Luther King Drive.
Kelly Drive to the Falls Bridge.
The Falls Bridge.
Ridge Avenue from School House Lane to Manayunk Avenue.
Main Street from Ridge to Green Lane.
SEPTA will operate under normal weekend schedules, but bus routes will be detoured during the marathon. For details, go to www.septa.org/events/philadelphia-marathon.html or call 215-580-7800.