GBCA is proud of the Philadelphia Eagles, Super Bowl LII Champions, and is excited for the upcoming parade and celebration for the team.
The parade is scheduled for Thursday, February 8 starting at 11 am. The parade is only for part of the day, but its setup, duration, and ending will disrupt regular work along and near the parade route. If your job site is on, or within a few blocks of the parade route, please plan accordingly.
Scroll down for a map of the parade route and list of road closures.
The city anticipates over 1 million people to gather for this parade. While the parade is not scheduled to begin until 11 am, job sites directly on the parade route, and within 1-2 blocks of the route, should expect attendees to arrive early. Some may have parade-viewing equipment with them, including chairs, coolers, and other paraphernalia. Anticipate extra litter.
We expect people to want to climb for the “best” vantage points for the parade. See below for suggestions on anticipating and minimizing hazards. While the parade takes place during the day, plan for individuals being drinking, and possibly acting in a mob mentality or engage in fights. Tipsy and drunk attendees may attempt to climb objects more recklessly than their sober counterparts.
The Philadelphia Police has reminded the city that anything suspicious should be reported: If you see it, report it.
Parade attendees are looking for a party. They may not respect that your job site is active, nor may they respect your security personnel or workers trying to do their jobs.
Check if any places on your job site could be good vantage points for the parade—such points should be the focus of your safety measures. Here are some specific things that you can do to ensure that your job site is safe for your employees, and for the general public:
- Be sure that the entire construction site is fenced in and marked no admittance. Put up signage identifying specific dangers around the job site.
- Close and lock up entrances with barricades or additional temporary fencing during the time of road closures. Keep in mind that deliveries just before and after road closures will be difficult.
- Secured temporary fencing is better than barricade tape. Keep in mind that certain styles of fencing are less easy to climb. For example, chain-link fencing is easy to climb.
- Remove keys from motorized equipment and LOCK them. Engage fuel shut-offs if possible to avoid accidental start-up of equipment.
- Walkways and scaffolding above the sidewalk will look inviting. Make sure that scaffolding is secured, and that access points are closed off.
If you have any questions about securing your job site, please call Frank Durso at 215-568-7015 or e-mail him at email@example.com.
The parade will take the following route:
- Starts at Broad and Pattison in South Philadelphia at 11 a.m.
- Northbound on Broad Street to S. Penn Square
- Westbound on S. Penn Square to 15th Street
- Northbound on 15th Street to JFK Blvd.
- Westbound on JFK Blvd. to 16th Street
- Northbound on 16th Street to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
- Westbound on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Eakins Oval
- Ending at Philadelphia Museum of Art
— Action News on 6abc (@6abc) February 5, 2018
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