The city has started closing down roads around the art museum in preparation for this weekend’s “Made in America” music festival.
Street closures and parking restrictions around the Parkway area began Wednesday morning when two lanes of the Parkway at Eakins Oval were closed. That closure expands to the entire Oval above 22nd Street starting at some point Thursday.
They also say the remainder of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, from 16th to 20th Streets, may be closed to vehicular traffic if deemed necessary by public safety. If this happens, cross traffic may be restricted on the numbered streets between 16th and 20th Streets.
Among the performers this year: Pharrell Williams, Kings of Leon, Kanye West and Steve Aoki.