Recently Philadelphia announced that parts of MLK. Drive as well as the Schuylkill River Trail will close during period of a a few weeks while the city rebuilds a retaining wall.
On August 23rd a 75-foot part of a wall following the Schuylkill River fell into the river. As
a result of this construction must begin to repair the damage. Beginning on December 6th and lasting until roughly January 20th, 2017 parts of the trail will be closed during
During the rebuilding, the Schuylkill River Trail will close between Paine’s Park and the
Race Street trail entrance.
Planning on running or biking the path during this time? If you do you will be detoured onto 22nd Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway around the closure.
The construction work will also impact (and close) the eastbound lane of the MLK Drive from Sweet Briar Drive to the Parkway between 9 AM and 3 PM and from 7 PM to 5 AM.