The Benjamin Franklin Parkway and streets near Eakins Oval will be closed Saturday to make way for a rally for 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Open to the public, the former vice president’s rally will start at 1 p.m., with gates opening at 11 a.m. It is scheduled to end at 2:30 p.m.
Between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m, many streets along and near the Parkway will be closed, according to the city:
Starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, inbound traffic on Kelly Drive must exit at Fairmount due to the closed outer lanes on the Parkway.
Cross traffic on the Parkway will be permitted on numbered streets as conditions allow, the city said.
Parking will also be limited along the Parkway and 22nd Street from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
SEPTA bus routes along the Parkway will be detoured during the day, with specific route changes available on SEPTA’s System Status page.
Biden’s Philly rally comes just days after he announced he would base his presidential campaign in Philadelphia, and less than a month after a rally in Pittsburgh — signaling that Pennsylvania is a state central to his 2020 strategy.