DNC road restrictions, checkpoints in effect

- PennDOT's road restrictions are in full effect. Commercial vehicles weighing more than five tons will not be able to travel on I-95 between Exit 13 (I-76 West, Route 291, Valley Forge) and Exit 22 (Vine Street Expressway, I-676) through midday Friday, July 29.

Click here for other road closures due to the Democratic National Convention being held in Philadelphia this week.

Also, I-95 exit ramps at Exit 17 (Broad Street, Route 611) are closed to all traffic coming from both directions. (The southbound exit ramp will be open intermittently, but only for access to the Navy Yard.) The ramps are scheduled to reopen by midday Friday, July 29.

All highways will remain open to passenger vehicles, but commuters and commercial truck drivers should allow extra time on I-76, I-676 and Route 291 during the convention due to commercial vehicles being diverted off I-95.

Commercial vehicles to be kept off I-95 include delivery trucks, utility vehicles, parcel trucks, small dump trucks, buses, flatbed and stake trucks, refrigerated and box trucks, large delivery trucks, refuse trucks, cement mixers, buses, and all tractor trailer combinations including double trailers.

Click here for FOX 29’s complete coverage of the Democratic National Convention.

Motor homes and recreational trailers operated for personal use and weighing more than five tons will also will be restricted.

Posted northbound detours for drivers of restricted vehicles are Route 291 (Penrose Avenue) east, to 26th Street, to I-76 west, to I-676 east.

Southbound, drivers are advised to take I-676 west, to I-76 east, to 26th Street, to Route 291(Penrose Avenue) west.

Click here for PennDOT’s detailed travelers’ website for more, including real-time traffic conditions and street closures.

Also, due to DNC activities at the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia, SEPTA closed parking for AT&T Station customers at the Naval Hospital lot.

As an alternate, starting Monday, SEPTA will be offering free parking for customers at South Philadelphia High School, at Broad and Snyder Streets. Customers who park in this lot can access the Broad Street Line at Snyder Station.

The Naval Hospital parking lot will reopen for SEPTA customers on Monday, Aug. 1.

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