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August 20, 2018

Eagles and SEPTA give info about the parade.



Alex Lloyd Gross Photo- Delaware Valley News.com Eagles President Don Smolenski unveils the Lombardi Trophy as Ike Richman and Anthony Bonagura look on.

By Alex Lloyd Gross

The old news is the Eagles  Super Bowl Parade  and celebration is Thursday February 8 2018 and It will start  at Broad Street and Pattison  Avenue  at 11:00 AM.  It will conclude with a ceremony at the Art Museum at 1:00 PM.  The most up to date info is that SEPTA learned from the 2008 Phillies Parade and is providing free train service on the Broad Street Line and Market Frankford Line all day.

There will not be any security checkpoints or bag checks, However, police will not allow beer to be consumed.  Outside food and beverages can come in, There are over 850 portable toilets for use.  14 Jumbo trons will be used because it will be impossible for people to see everything, if they are in the back. So even if you are six blocks away, you can still see what is going on. You can get text alerts on your phone about the parade . Text ReadyEagles to 888-777.

Street closings are numerous. They follow these precautionary details.

Leave no bags or items unattended.  In an emergency or to report a suspicious person, activity or item (a backpack, a package, a container), notify a police officer immediately or call 9-1-1.  Do not try to open, move, cover or touch a suspicious item.

The Philadelphia Fire Department will staff medic (EMS) tents at the following locations:

  • 24th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway (south side)

  • 21st Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway (north side)

Take missing or lost persons to either of the medic tent locations listed above or notify a Philadelphia Police Officer immediately.

Alpha-numeric “location markers” are posted along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to clearly and easily identify a location or section (by letter and number, example: CD-1) to facilitate communication in the event of an emergency.

Alex Lloyd Gross Photo -Delaware Valley News.com Mayor Kenney gestures during the press conference.

Smoking is not permitted on any Parks & Recreation property including, but limited to, buildings, playgrounds, ice or skating rinks, fields or courts, pools, picnic areas, walking areas and parking lots.

Road Closures

Significant travel delays can be expected on the date of the event, and implementation of additional road closures and lane restrictions may be necessary during the event to maintain public safety.  Motorists are advised to avoid the area by using alternate routes, and allow for extra driving time when traveling in the vicinity.  Please refrain from double-parking, which creates congestion, limits traffic flow and is illegal.

The full set of closures on the parade route and in the immediate vicinity are scheduled to be implemented by 10:00 AM on Thursday, February 8th.  The full extent of these closures will be in place until approximately 6:00 PM on Thursday, February 8th, with all roads open in time for the AM rush hour on Friday, February 9th.   A detailed list of closures and restrictions by date is listed below.

Tuesday, February 6 & Wednesday, February 7

The inner lanes (inbound and outbound) of Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be closed from Eakins Oval to 20th Street will be closed from 10:00AM-3:00PM and 6:00PM-10:00PM on Tuesday, February 6th and Wednesday, February 7th.  This closure will not be in effect during AM and PM rush hours, and cross streets will remain open to traffic throughout.

Thursday, February 8

The following streets will be closed according to the schedules listed below.

5:00AM until approximately 6:00PM:

  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 16th Street and 20th Street (including Logan Circle)

  • 17th Street between Arch Street and Vine Street

  • 18th Street between Arch Street and Vine Street

  • 19th Street between Arch Street and Vine Street

  • Race Street between 20th Street and Logan Circle

  • 20th Street between Race Street and Callowhill Street

  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 20th Street and Eakins Oval (all lanes)

  • 21st Street between Spring Garden Street and Winter Street

    • Local access to Pennsylvania Avenue only (all traffic must turn left)

  • 22nd Street between Spring Garden Street and Race Street

    • Local access to Park Towne Place only (residents)

  • 23rd Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

    • Local access only as conditions allow

  • 24th Street between Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Park Towne Place

  • Park Towne Place between 22nd Street and 24th Street

    • Local access to Park Towne Place only (residents)

  • Pennsylvania Avenue/Callowhill Street between 20th Street and 21st Street

    • Local access to Barnes Foundation driveway (westbound) only

    • Eastbound open from 21st Street

  • Spring Garden Street between 22nd Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

    • Local access only as conditions allow

  • Spring Garden Tunnel

  • Waterworks Drive

  • I-676 westbound 22nd Street off-ramp

  • 2000 Winter Street

  • Kelly Drive between Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Strawberry Mansion Drive

  • Martin Luther King Drive between Eakins Oval and Montgomery Drive

  • Spring Garden Street Bridge at 31st Street

  • Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive

  • 25th Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Kelly Drive

The following streets will be designated “local access only” west of 22nd Street:

    • Wallace Street

    • Mt. Vernon Street

    • Green Street

    • Judson Street

    • Brandywine Street

9:00AM until approximately 6:00PM:

  • South Broad Street between Pattison Avenue and S. Penn Square

  • S. Penn Square between Broad Street and 15th Street

  • 15th Street between Chestnut Street and Vine Street

  • 16th Street between Chestnut Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

  • 1500-1600 Market Street

  • 1500-1600 JFK Blvd.

  • I-95 northbound and southbound Broad Street off-ramp

  • I-76 eastbound and westbound Broad Street off-ramp (Sports Complex)

10:00AM until approximately 6:00PM:

  • All cross streets on Broad Street from Pattison Avenue to S. Penn Square, from 13th Street to 15th Street

  • Pattison Avenue between 7th Street and 20th Street

12:00PM until approximately 9:00PM:

  • JFK Blvd. between 20th Street and 29th Street/Schuylkill Avenue

  • 29th Street/Schuylkill Avenue between Market Street and JFK Blvd.

  • 30th Street between Market Street and Arch Street

  • I-76 westbound 30th Street off-ramp

  • I-76 eastbound 30th Street off-ramp

  • I-76 westbound Schuylkill Avenue on-ramp

  • Filbert Street between 10th Street and 12th Street

  • 10th Street between Filbert Street and Race Street

  • 11th Street between Filbert Street and Race Street

  • 12th Street between Filbert Street and Race Street

The inner lanes (inbound and outbound) of Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be closed from Eakins Oval to 20th Street will be closed from 6:00PM on Thursday, February 8th into the overnight hours.  Cross streets will remain open to traffic throughout, and all roads will be open prior to the AM rush hour on Friday, February 9th.

Cross streets will be reopened south to north on Broad Street, and elsewhere along the parade route, as early as conditions allow on Thursday, February 8th.

On-Street Parking Restrictions

Temporary no parking restrictions along the parade route and on adjacent streets will commence at 6:00PM on Wednesday, February 7th.  The full extent of these restrictions will be in place until approximately 6:00PM on Thursday, February 8th.  A complete list of impacted streets can be found below:

  • South Broad Street from S. Penn Square to Pattison Avenue (both sides of the street including the center median)

  • All cross streets on Broad Street from Pattison Avenue to Chestnut Street from 13th Street to 15th Street (both sides of the street)

  • S. Penn Square from Broad Street to 15th Street (both sides of the street)

  • 15th Street from Chestnut Street to Vine Street (both sides of the street)

  • 1500 Arch Street (both sides of the street)

  • 1400-1600 JFK Blvd. (both sides of the street)

  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 16th Street to 20th Streets (both sides of the street)

  • Kelly Drive along Boathouse Row

  • Sedgley Drive between Kelly Drive and Poplar Drive

  • Waterworks Drive

  • 1500-1600 Market Street (both sides of the street)

  • 1600 Cherry Street (both sides of the street)

  • Pennsylvania Avenue from 22nd Street to 24th Street (south side of the street)

  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 20th Street to Eakins Oval (all lanes; both sides)

  • 22nd Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Winter Street (both sides of the street)

  • 21st Street between Pennsylvania Avenue & Race Street (both sides of the street)

  • 20th Street from Race Street to Callowhill Street (both sides of the street)

  • 19th Street from Arch Street to Vine Street (both sides of the street)

  • 18th Street from Arch Street to Vine Street (both sides of the street)

  • 17th Street from Arch Street to Vine Street (both sides of the street)

  • 16th Street from Market Street to Benjamin Franklin Parkway (both sides of the street)

  • 1500-1600 Market Street (both sides of the street)

  • 1600 Cherry Street (both sides of the street)

  • Park Towne Place between 22nd & 24th Streets (north side of the street)

  • 2000-2200 Spring Garden Street (both sides of the street)

  • 2000 Winter Street

Please obey all “Temporary No Parking” signs.  Vehicles parked in these locations during posted hours will be relocated.

There will be no enforcement of meter and time limit regulations on the day of the parade, Thursday, February 8th, 2018. Safety violations such as parking too close to the corner, fire hydrants, blocking crosswalks and double parking will be enforced. The Impoundment Lot located at 2501 Weccacoe Avenue will stay open until midnight on Wednesday for the release of vehicles. No vehicles will be released on Thursday.

Individuals with hearings scheduled on Thursday should contact the Bureau of Administrative Adjudication at 888-591-3636 to schedule a new hearing date. The unclaimed vehicle auction scheduled for Thursday on the 2500 block of S. Swanson Street will be rescheduled for a later date.

Bicycle Lane Detours

During the parade, several bicycle lanes along Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Broad Street, and streets in the vicinity will be inaccessible.  Cyclists are advised to use caution when traveling in the area.

Alex Lloyd Gross Photo- Delaware valley News.com Septa General Manager Jeff Knueppel explains how the extra trains will run.

There will be no access to the Schuylkill River Trail from the rear of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Thursday, February 8th.  Westbound travel on the Schuylkill Travel will terminate at Paine Skate Park.

Public Transportation and Off-Street Parking

SEPTA will be implementing a special parade day public transportation plan to ensure the safe arrival and departure of event goers on Thursday, February 8th.  Details can be found at www.septa.org.

SEPTA Customer Service can be reached at 215-580-7800 and directly on Twitter @septa_social.  For more information on SEPTA and NJ Transit routes and schedules during the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Parade, visit www.septa.org or call 215-580-7800, and www.njtransit.org or call 973-275-5555.

If driving into Center City is necessary, commercial off-street parking lots and garages conveniently are located near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Broad Street and the stadium complex. Contact individual facilities in advance for rates and availability, or visit the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s website at www.philapark.org for a list of parking options.

IN CASE YOU SKIPPED  THROUGH ALL OF THAT, METER PARKING IN THE CITY WILL NOT BE ENFORCED ALL DAY FEBRUARY 8 2018.

Septa will operate  extended bus service and express regional rail. Check with http://www.septa.org  to get the latest info. A lot of the Market Frankford Lines and Broad Street Lines will be express service.  Septa will not operate out of the 15th street stop and the 5th Street stop on the Market Frankford Line. On the Broad Street Line,  the City Hall stop will be closed and the Walnut- Locust stop will be closed intermittently.

During the press conference, the Lombardi Trophy was put on display. Those in attendance were literally tripping over themselves to get a selfie with it. All public and private schools in Phila and Upper Darby will be closed on February 8 2018.

 

 


Alex Lloyd Gross
Alex Lloyd Gross has the reputation for aggressive news coverage. With over 40 years experience including working at The News Gleaner, and had his work published in books and magazines that span the entire globe. With a strong background in emergency service related topics, he can bring forth a perspective that others cannot.
A contributor to Starfile Photo Agency for 20 years, Alex has been given access to and has photographed luminaries of both stage and screen.
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