Philadelphia is gearing up for big Independence Day celebrations — and that means residents and businesses should prepare for road closures and public-transit adjustments across the city.
The bulk of the closures are in the area near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for the Wawa Welcome America festival and fireworks, and near Independence Mall for a parade and Philly POPS concert.
Here's what you need to know about getting around Philadelphia for the Fourth of July:
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This map shows the full extent of Tuesday's closures near the Parkway and Art Museum:
All streets, including the Parkway, should reopen by 5 a.m. Wednesday. More maps of the closures are available on the city's website.
A limited-access security perimeter, allowing only festival-goers and residents, will be from 18th to 25th Streets and from Arch to Spring Garden Streets, will be in place from 5 a.m. Tuesday through early Wednesday.