City Announces Major Road Closures Surrounding Papal Visit

Mayor Nutter announced a traffic box that will be set up from 95 to the east, South Street to the south, 38th street to the west, and Spring Garden, Ridge and West Girard to the north.

On September 25th and 10:00pm, vehicular traffic will be allowed within the box, but you may not drive into the zone with your car. Once you drive out of the zone, you may not bring your car back in, until the Papal events conclude.

Interstate-95 will remain open the Papal weekend, but there will be significant road closures listed below.
I-76 eastbound will be closed from I-476 to I-95
I-76 westbound will be closed from I-95 to U.S. Route 1
I-676 will be closed in both directions from I-76 to I-95
US Route 1 will be closed in both directions from US Route 30 to Belmont Avenue
The Ben Franklin Bridge will also be closed to vehicular traffic from Friday at 10pm until noon on Monday.
However, you will be allowed to walk the bridge, or walk your bike.

The closures take effect as of 6, 8, and 10 p.m. Friday, September 25th, and run through September 26th and 27th. Some closures will also carry into Monday morning.

World Meeting of Families officials are promising that- despite the inconvenience- locals and visitors alike will experience an once-in-a-lifetime event.