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Philadelphia Marathon Road Closures Happening this Sunday

This weekend is the 2015 Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon. That's good (or, terrifying) news for runners, but bad news for drivers. Here's a list of all of the roads in Philly that you should probably avoid this weekend, as they'll all be closed at some capacity for the weekend race festivities. Streets will start to shut down on Friday and won't open until Sunday at 6 p.m. And in case you were wondering, there is no known threat in Philly, according to Mayor Michael Nutter who held a press conference earlier today to discuss security on marathon weekend in light of the recent attacks in Paris. Plan accordingly—and be sure to check out our map of the best places to catch the race if you're not running!

·18th Street, from Arch to Callowhill streets
·19th Street, from Arch to Callowhill streets
·20th Street, from Arch to Callowhill streets
·21st Street, from Spring Garden to Arch streets
·22nd Street, from Spring Garden to Arch streets
·Benjamin Franklin Parkway, from 22nd to 16th streets
·Arch Street, between 16th to 4th streets
·4th Street Arch to Vine streets
·Race Street, from 4th Street to Columbus Boulevard
·Columbus Boulevard (Southbound lanes), Vine Street to Washington Avenue
·Southbound off-ramp, from I-95 at Washington Avenue
·Washington Avenue, from Columbus Boulevard to Front Street
·Front Street, from Washington Avenue to South Street
·South Street, Front to 6th streets
·6th Street, Bainbridge to Market streets
·Chestnut Street, 6th to 34th streets
·34th Street, Chestnut Street to Girard Avenue
·Lansdowne Drive, Girard Avenue to South Concourse Drive
·South Concourse Drive, Lansdowne Drive to West Memorial Hall Drive
·West Memorial Hall Drive, South Concourse to Avenue of the Republic
·Avenue of the Republic, West Memorial Hall Drive to Centennial Circle
·Black Road
·Martin Luther King Drive
·Kelly Drive
·The Falls Bridge
·Ridge Avenue, Schoolhouse Lane to Manayunk Avenue
·Main Street, from Ridge Avenue to Green Lane

· City announces road closures for 2015 Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon Weekend [Official Website]
· Best Places to Watch the Philadelphia Marathon [Curbed Philly]