PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia officials are preparing for another weekend of protests. The city announced road closures for Saturday due to a scheduled protest at the Art Museum that’s expected to draw thousands.
Vehicle traffic is prohibited between Callowhill Street to South Street, and from the Delaware River to the Schuylkill River in Center City beginning at 11 a.m. I-676 will also close in both directions at 11 a.m.
Beginning at 10 a.m. all westbound traffic on the Ben Franklin Bridge will be diverted to I-95 until further notice, the Delaware River Port Authority announced.
⚠️BEN FRANKLIN BRIDGE TRAVEL ALERT
Beginning at 10 a.m. today (6/6/20), all westbound #BenFranklinBridge traffic will be diverted to 95 N/S until further notice. There will be no access to I-676, Vine St. Local, 5th or 8th St.https://t.co/EhsDanacUi pic.twitter.com/XvXwLR9Cd1
— DRPA (@DRPA_PAandNJ) June 6, 2020
The city closed the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 5 a.m. from 22nd Street to the Art Museum.
City officials say SEPTA is expecting that its bus routes will be detoured, but the Broad Street and Market Frankford Lines will run on their normal schedules.
PATCO will operate per usual and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge will be open.