As Made in America sets up, surrounding streets shut down

Traffic can no longer enter the Ben Franklin Parkway from Spring Garden Street. Traffic is being diverted onto Pennsylvania Avenue.
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Made in America Festival is the marquee event in Philadelphia for Labor Day Weekend, but it also means street closures days in advance as crews prepare the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Thousands are expected to descend onto the Ben Franklin Parkway this weekend. It's the eighth year for the music festival, which will feature four stages of entertainment both Saturday and Sunday.

To assemble all of those stages, crews need traffic-free streets and some parking restrictions as well.

On Sunday, two lanes of Eakins Oval in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art were closed, and they remain closed through next Tuesday.

Spring Garden Street was shut down between Pennsylvania Avenue and the Parkway today.

And there are other gradual street closures planned for the rest of the week.

The gates open to ticketholders at noon each day with entertainment beginning Saturday at 1 p.m. and running until about midnight. Sunday’s entertainment also starts at 1 p.m. and is scheduled to run through about 11:30 p.m.

This year's headliners are Travis Scott and Cardi B.