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10/17/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE

STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON

MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE

Temporary closure scheduled overnights Tuesday, October 17th and Thursday, October, 19th

 

 

PHILADELPHIA – Martin Luther King Drive between the Art Museum Circle and Sweetbriar Drive, will close temporarily to all traffic the evenings of Tuesday, October 17th and Thursday, October 19th, announced Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams.  The following temporary restrictions are scheduled to be in effect from approximately 9:00 PM on Tuesday and Thursday until 5:00 AM on Wednesday and Friday respectively:

 

Southbound Martin Luther King Drive traffic will be rerouted at Sweetbriar Drive.  Vehicles can continue towards Center City by use of the Schuylkill Expressway (entrance on Girard Avenue), or by taking 34th Street south to Spring Garden Street.

 

Northbound traffic will be rerouted 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.

 

This temporary closure will allow Streets Department employees to safely make repairs to the roadway and sidewalks, and to clear the drains on the bridge.  This work has been scheduled overnight in order 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.

 

All work will be completed and traffic will be restored prior to morning “Rush Hour”.  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 residents and visitors in advance for their patience and cooperation during this project.