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03/02/2018
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE SAT MARCH 3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 2, 2018

 

STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES

MAINTENANCE WORK ON MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE

Temporary closures scheduled for Saturday, March 3

 

PHILADELPHIA – Martin Luther King Drive between the Art Museum Circle and Falls Bridge will be closed to all traffic on Saturday, March 3, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today.

 

This temporary closure will allow Streets Department employees to safely complete several roadway repairs.  This work has been scheduled for a Saturday to expedite the repairs and minimize the disruption to motorists.  Police Department assistance will be on site to help maintain a safe traffic flow in the area.

 

The following temporary restrictions are scheduled to be in effect from approximately 7:00AM until 4:00PM and are the same as the scheduled “Summer Closure” of the Drive:

Southbound Martin Luther King Drive traffic will be stopped at Falls Bridge.  Vehicles can continue towards Center City by use of Kelly Drive.
Northbound traffic will be stopped at the Art Museum Circle.  Vehicles can travel north using Spring Garden Street to 33rd Street and 34th Street to Girard Avenue or by using the Kelly Drive.
Interim connector entrances to MLK Drive at Strawberry Mansion/Greenland Drive, Montgomery Drive, Black Rock Road, and Sweetbriar Drive will all be blocked.

 

 

Work will be completed by 4:00 PM.  For the duration of the work, Streets Department crews will make every effort to minimize the inconvenience to affected drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians.  The Streets Department thanks citizens in advance for their patience and cooperation during this project.