PHILADELPHIA – Starting today (March 20, 2020) at 8:00 p.m. Martin Luther King Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic from East Falls Bridge to Eakins Oval, in the interest of facilitating social distancing among trail users. The 24 hours per day closure will last until further notice.

The City of Philadelphia strongly encourages residents to stay indoors as much as possible. However, we recognize that physical activity is important to well being, and under current restrictions, are providing opportunities for park and trail use. We encourage residents to please maintain social distancing in the course of outdoors recreation. The closure of MLK Drive will provide additional space for these activities to be conducted safely.

Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds or using hand sanitizer is advised after every visit to an open outdoor facility.

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