The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that trucks weighing over 5 tons will not be allowed on an 8 mile stretch of I-95 in Philadelphia during the week of the Democratic National Convention.
Trucks wil be banned from Exit 13 to Exit 22 from Saturday, July 23 at 12:00 p.m. though midday Friday, July 29,
PennDOT will use stationary signs and message boards to direct truck drivers along the following detours:
- From I-95 north: Route 291 (Penrose Avenue) east, to 26th Street, to Interstate 76 west, to Interstate 676 east
- From I-95 south: I-676 west, to I-76 east, to 26th Street, to Route 291 (Penrose Avenue) west.
Additionally, the the northbound and southbound entrance ramps to I-95 between Exit 13 and Exit 22 will be closed to truck drivers.
PennDOT has also forbidden oversized loads in the entire Philadelphia region during the DNC.
PennDOT said that the truck restrictions are a matter of security.