As surely as the Fourth of July brings fireworks, Fourth of July events bring traffic headaches. Philadelphia officials this week announced plans to temporarily shut down several streets over the next week because of the Wawa Welcome America celebration.
Here is a list of scheduled closings:
Friday. Chestnut Street will be closed at 9:30 a.m. at Front Street for the Taste of Philly event at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing. SEPTA buses will be detoured onto Front.
Saturday. Chestnut remains closed at Front for Taste of Philly and the evening concert and fireworks at Penn's Landing. City officials note that Columbus Boulevard could be gridlocked after the 10 p.m. fireworks show.