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Released: 1/7/2010 

Road On North Side Of Benjamin Franklin Bridge In Philadelphia Faces Occasional Closures

From January 11th to January 14th between the hours of 9pm and 4am the access street which runs directly alongside the north wall of the Ben Franklin Bridge between Fifth and Fourth streets in Philadelphia will be occasionally closed.

The road, known both as North Marginal and New Street, will be used as a staging area for the delivery of materials needed for  PATCO track work on the north side of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

At least 24 hours prior to the closures NO PARKING signs will be put up along the meters on the north side of North Marginal to prevent cars from being parked in the work area prior to the closure.

During these closures North Marginal will be barricaded and not available for cut through to southbound traffic on Fourth Street.  Traffic leaving the bridge seeking to gain access to Fourth Street will be directed north on Fifth Street, right on Vine and right on Fourth.  Lawrence Street traffic will not be allowed to exit onto North Marginal during the closure periods.

The Delaware River Port Authority is a regional transportation agency.  DRPA owns and operates the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross Bridges, and PATCO, the Philadelphia Cruise Terminal and the RiverLink Ferry.

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