PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP)–Motorists and pedestrians face restrictions because of President Donald Trump’s visit to the Republican congressional retreat in Philadelphia.

The congressional delegation is staying at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel on 12th and Market streets from Wednesday through Friday.

Streets around the hotel will be closed during Trump’s visit on Thursday from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.

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The city released the following lists of road closures and parking restrictions:

The following roads will be closed beginning at 8:00 a.m., Thursday and will remain closed until at least 6:00 p.m., Thursday night:

• 13th Street from Chestnut Street to Market Street
• Market Street from 11th Street to Juniper Street
• 12th Street from Chestnut to Arch Street

(credit: CBS 3)

(credit: CBS 3)

The city adds that the public should expect rolling road closures as the president travels through the city on Thursday.

The following parking restrictions will go into effect at 6:00 a.m., Thursday:

• 13th Street from Chestnut to Market Streets
• Market Street from 11th Street to Juniper Street
• 12th Street from Chestnut to Arch Street

The Philadelphia Parking Authority and the Philadelphia Police Department will tow any cars located on those streets to the PPA impoundment lot at 2501 S. Weccacoe Avenue in South Philadelphia. The parking restrictions will be lifted when the roads reopen to vehicular traffic Thursday evening.

Restrictions were also announced for pedestrians. Pedestrian access will be limited in these areas as the Secret Service setups a secure perimeter starting at 6:00 a.m., on Thursday:

• 1100 and 1200 block of Market – both north and south sides
• 12th Street from Chestnut to Filbert Streets – both east and west sides
• 13th Street from Chestnut to Market Streets – both east and west sides

The city also announced that an application has been put in for a demonstration scheduled to take place on Thursday from 11:00 a.m., to 3:00 p.m. The anticipated attendance is 3,000 people.

SEPTA Announces Service Changes Ahead Of President Trump’s Visit

The following changes will be in effect at the start of service Thursday:

• 13th Street Station, for the Market-Frankford Line and City Trolley routes, will be closed. Market-Frankford Line trains will bypass 13th Street; customers can exit and enter at 11th Street and 15th Street. City Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 and 36 will begin and end service at 15th Street Station.

• Bus routes that normally travel through the area bordered east/west by 11th and 13th Streets, and north/south by Filbert and Chestnut Streets, will be on detour due to road closures. Please note that there may be additional routes put on detour and routing changes made throughout the day as road conditions warrant.

• Customers using Jefferson Station will need to enter and exit at 11th Street or Filbert Street. The main headhouse on Market Street will be closed.

SEPTA adds that the regularly scheduled January SEPTA Board meeting will proceed as scheduled at 3 p.m. on Thursday.

Members of the public who are attending the meeting can access SEPTA headquarters through the rear of the building, off 13th Street, or the underground concourse.

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