For Immediate Release: April 14, 2019
Contact: Lauren Cox, email@example.com
City Announces Road Closures for MLB and Phillies Event
PHILADELPHIA — On Tuesday, April 16, Major League Baseball, the Philadelphia Phillies and the City of Philadelphia will make a major announcement at a press and fan event open to the public. Road closures, parking restrictions and public transportation detours will be in place for the event.
Streets will be closed in the vicinity of the event in the interest of public safety, in accordance with the following schedule:
Monday – April 15, 2019
500 block of Market Street, both directions, closed from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Market Street, eastbound lanes, closed between 7th and 6th Streets from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
500 block of Market Street, both directions, closed from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
6th Street closed between Arch Street and Ranstead Streets intermittently from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Traffic delays can be expected. Motorists are advised to avoid the area by using alternate routes and allow for extra driving time in areas near the event.
Double-parking is prohibited and will be strictly enforced on the 500 block of Market Street beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2019 through approximately 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.
On-street parking will be prohibited on portions of 6th Street between Arch Street and Ranstead Street from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.
All posted signs must be obeyed. Vehicles parked in posted areas will be relocated.
Due to associated road closures, SEPTA bus routes 17, 33, 38, and 44 will be detoured on Monday, April 15, 2019 and Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in the vicinity of the event. Detours will be posted and specific route changes will be made available onSEPTA’s System Status Page.
SEPTA can be reached at 215-580-7800 and directly on Twitter @septa_social. For more information on SEPTA and NJ Transit routes and schedules, visitwww.septa.org or call 215-580-7800, and www.njtransit.com or call 973-275-5555.
For public safety purposes, flying of drones or UAS in the area of 5th and Market during the event is prohibited. Commercial pilots with appropriate FAA waivers are encouraged to notify the City through thePhiladelphia UAS Notification Form. If attendees see a drone, please report it to the nearest Philadelphia Police officer with a location and description of the pilot.
Attendees can stay connected to important information by texting READYPHILA to 888-777 to get free text alerts from the City for weather, information, and emergency alerts.
Members of the media should contact Deb Rinaldi (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Philadelphia Phillies for information regarding credentialing, access and parking.