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Kelly Drive Temporary Closure Overnight August 15th

PHILADELPHIA – Kelly Drive, between Poplar Drive and Fountain Green Drive, will be closed to vehicular traffic overnight Thursday, August 15th, announced Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams. The temporary road-closure is scheduled to be in effect from approximately 10:00 p.m. Thursday to 4:00 a.m. Friday.   If the work is completed sooner, the road will be opened ahead of schedule. 

Southbound (Inbound) traffic on Kelly Drive will be detoured at Fountain Green Drive. Alternative route includes: Fountain Green Drive to Mt. Pleasant Drive; a left turn onto Reservoir Drive, and a right turn on to 33rd Street.  33rd Street becomes Poplar Drive/Sedgley Drive at Girard Avenue.  Proceed to Kelly Drive.

Northbound (Outbound) traffic on Kelly Drive will be detoured at Sedgley Drive/Poplar Drive. Alternative route includes: Poplar Drive to Girard Avenue, crossing Girard onto 33rd Street.  Continue on 33rd Street to Ridge Avenue. Make a left onto Ridge. Take Ridge Avenue to Midvale Avenue. Make a left onto Midvale and a quick right on to Kelly Drive.

Any vehicles parked within the closure area will be directed back to the closure locations noted above. The pedestrian/bicycle path along the river should not be affected by the project.

The temporary closure will allow City contractors to complete an inspection of the tunnel at Glendenning Rock.  This work has been scheduled for overnight hours in order to expedite the work, minimize disruption to motorists and pedestrians, and provide a safe work environment for the work crew. 

All work should be completed, and traffic should be restored by 5:00 a.m. to avoid the morning “Rush Hour”.  For the duration of the work, Streets Department crews will make every effort to minimize the inconvenience to affected drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, residents, and businesses.  The Streets Department thanks citizens in advance for their patience and cooperation during this project.