The Philadelphia International Cycling Championship and other events across town are causing a number of road closures and SEPTA detours today.
No major problems were being reported as of late Saturday morning. But motorists were still being urged to allow extra travel times to reach their destinations.
The ban will be in effect for the next two years. Commercial trucks of 14,000 pounds or more, and any vehicles with hazardous materials will be prohibited from the Platt Bridge.
The problem: scheduled bridge inspections today and tomorrow, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Westbound 676 – the Vine Expressway.
As you make your plans for the day, you’ll be facing extra congestion on the roadways as the Phillies game begins at 1:35 and the Flyers take to the ice at 3 p.m.
“What we’ve noticed is that the parking there has created some back-ups during the peak hours,” spokesperson for the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities Andrew Stober says. “So we’re going to be instituting what is called a ‘peak hour clearance’.
Eyewitness News spoke to drivers at the Brookwood Shopping Center. Many say they aren’t concerned with the current weather conditions.
Snow flurries aren’t slowing the commute across New Jersey on Friday. Forcasters say 1 to 3 inches are possible before it ends Saturday morning.
Beginning at 7 a.m., Kelly Drive will be closed heading northbound from Hunting Park to South Ferry Road for the removal of a tree.
“The construction is now at the Farley Service Plaza and basically it’s on schedule for completion summer of 2012,” says Sharon Gordon with the South Jersey Transportation Authority.
“Two thirds of the people injured or killed in red light running related collisions are people other than the red light runner themselves,” said Charles Territo of American Traffic Solutions.
The day before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year, and sloppy weather could make a stressful day even less pleasant.
A tractor-trailer accident forced the closure of I-95 at Academy Road early Wednesday morning.
PennDOT has closed the I-95 Southbound ramp from the Commodore Barry Bridge due to poor conditions believed to be caused by the heat.
Eastbound traffic on the Walt Whitman Bridge is at a standstill due to intense flooding in the area.