Traffic Modifications

Conway Street Closure for Utility Work

Where:   Portion of westbound Conway Street

When:    8:00pm Friday, February 3, 2017  to  5:00am Monday, February 6, 2017

Purpose:  For the purposes of utility work

Details:

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists that a portion of westbound Conway Street will be closed this weekend for utility work. 

Starting at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 03, 2017 westbound Conway Street will be closed to through traffic between Charles and Howard Streets with detours in effect.  This closure will remain in effect until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, February 06, 2017

During this time, westbound Conway Street traffic will be detoured north on Charles Street, west on Lombard Street, south on Howard Street, then back to Conway Street. 

Motorists traveling in this vicinity should expect delays and are strongly encouraged to use alternate routes during this time.

Road Closures for Construction of the Harbor Point Connector Bridge

Where:   Portions of Lancaster Street, Central Avenue, and Aliceanna Street

When:    Thursday,  January 5, 2017

Purpose:  For construction of the Harbor Point Connector Bridge.

Details:

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists that portions of Lancaster Street, Central Avenue, and Aliceanna Street will soon close for construction of the Harbor Point Connector Bridge. Full project details and regular updates are available at CentralAveProject.com.

Starting on or around January 5th, 2017, Central Avenue will close between Lancaster Street and Aliceanna Street and Lancaster Street will close between S. Exeter Street and S. Eden Street. The businesses in the 1000 block of Lancaster Street will remain operand accessible from the S.Exeter Street side of the block. A portion of the 1000 block of Lancaster Street and the entire sidewalk will remain open for access to the businesses in the block. Please note the Promenade will be closed to pedestrian and bicycle traffic between S. Exeter Street and S. Eden Street.

 

The closures will go into effect for materials and equipment to be brought into the area; construction will begin on or around January 23rd, 2017. The closures will remain in effect for approximately one year while construction is completed.

As the project advances Aliceanna Street between Central Avenue and Eden Street will be reduced to one westboundlane. There will be no eastbound traffic on Aliceanna Street between Central Avenue and Eden Street. An additional Traffic Advisory with detailed information will be released as the date of the lane reduction is confirmed.

Motorists traveling in this vicinity are encouraged to plan ahead and allow additional travel time. Directional signage will be posted to assist motorists, pedestrians and cyclists through the area.

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation:

“Keeping Baltimore Moving Safely”

 

 

Street Closures in Preparation for Annual Lighting of Washington Monument

Where:   East Mt. Vernon Place from Charles to St. Paul Streets, North Charles Street from Centre to Madison Streets, West Mt. Vernon Place from Charles to Cathedral Streets

When:    Wednesday November 30, 2016 to Thursday, December 1, 2016

Purpose: In preparation for event

Details:

In preparation for the event, the following streets will be closed to through traffic on Thursday, December 01, 2016 with detours and parking restrictions in effect:

  • East Mt. Vernon Place from Charles to St. Paul Streets – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • North Charles Street from Centre to Madison Streets – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • West Mt. Vernon Place from Charles to Cathedral Streets – 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 through 11:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 01, 2016

Motorists traveling in this vicinity should be on the watch for pedestrians attending the event and are strongly encouraged to use alternate routes.

 

Traffic Modifications in Locust Point for Fleet Week Activities

Where:   A portion of Fort Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic Saturday and Sunday

When:     Saturday, October 15, 2016 and Sunday, October 16, 2016.

Purpose: Fleet Week Activities

Details:

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists of the traffic modifications in effect in Locust Point for Fleet Week activities. Fleet Week events will be held October 10-16, 2016 along the waterfront at the Inner Harbor, Fells Point, Canton and Locust Point which will draw large numbers of visitors to Baltimore.

In addition to Fleet Week events, the Baltimore Running Festival will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 which begins and ends in the vicinity of Camden Yards. The first racekicks off at 7:30 a.m. and temporary traffic stops will be implemented along the race route while runners proceed through the course.

Traffic volumes will be heavy in the downtown area and citizens attending Fleet Week activities are strongly encouraged to use public transportation such as the Metro Subway, MARC Train, Light Rail, Water Taxi and Charm City Circulator.   Citizens should be advised that Charm City Circulator operations will be delayed on Saturday due to the marathon with service beginning at 1:00 p.m.

There will be very limited public parking in Locust Point this weekend, so spectators who are planning a visit should park in downtown garages or commercial lots and use public transportation or walk to the festivities. Parking in local neighborhoods and Residential Parking Permit (RPP) areas should be avoided at all times. Posted parking restrictions will be strictly enforced during the festivities and vehicles parked in violation may be ticketed and towed.

Visitors planning a trip to Ft. McHenry should be advised that there will be no vehicular access or parking on fort grounds on Saturday and Sunday. Fort Avenue will be closed to through traffic at Andre Street and visitors will have to walk at least a half mile from the closure point to the fort entrance.

In preparation for weekend Fleet Week events, the following road closures and parking restrictions will be implemented in Locust Point:

  • Fort Avenue east of Andre Street will be closed on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day.
  • Parking restrictions will be in effect along the north side of Fort Avenue between Towson Street and Fort McHenry starting at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 15 through 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 16.
  • Parking restrictions will be in effect along the south side of Fort Avenue between Hull Street and Fort McHenry starting at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 15 through 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 16.
  • Parking restrictions will be implemented along Andre Street between McComas Street and Fort Avenue from 6:00 a.m. on Friday, October 14 through 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 16, 2016.
  • All vehicular access and public parking will be restricted in Fort McHenry Saturday and Sunday.

For additional information visit www.baltimorecity.gov or follow the Baltimore City Department of Transportation on Facebook and Twitter at @bmoreCityDOT.

 

 

 

 

Traffic Modifications for the Pigtown Festival

Where:   Washington Boulevard from Barre to Cross Streets, and Scott Street from Carroll to Ramsey Streets

When:     Friday, October 7,2016 at 6:00pm through Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 10:00pm

Purpose: Pigtown Festival Event

Details:

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists of the traffic modifications in effect for the annual Pigtown Festival which will be held on Saturday, October 08, 2016 from 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m. The event will take place along Washington Boulevard in southwest Baltimore.

In preparation for the event, the following roadways will be closed to through traffic onFriday, October 07, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. through Saturday, October 08, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. with detours and parking restrictions in effect:

  • Washington Boulevard from Barre to Cross Streets
  • Scott Street from Carroll to Ramsey Streets

Motorists are urged to pay strict attention to posted parking restrictions and to use alternate routes while traveling in this vicinity.

 

 

 

Road Closures for Blacks Together In Pride Fall Block Party

Where:   Pearl Street between  Lexington and Saratoga Streets, and Lexington Street between Greene and Pearl Streets

When:      Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 4:00pm to 11:00pm

Purpose: Blacks Together In Pride Fall Block Party Event

Details:

This Sunday, traffic modifications will be implemented for the Blacks Together in Pride Block Party.

In preparation for the event, the following roadways will be closed on Sunday, October 09, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

 with parking restrictions in effect:

  • Pearl Street between Lexington and Saratoga Streets
  • Lexington Street between Greene and Pearl Streets

In addition, the curb lane will be closed along Greene Street between Saratoga and Lexington Streets during this time.

Motorists traveling in this vicinity should be on the watch for pedestrians and are encouraged to use alternate routes.

 

Parking Restrictions, Road Closures and Lane Closures for the Baltimore Running Festival (16th Annual Marathon)

Where:   Along marathon route stating at Camden & Russell and Paca Streets (see all details)

When:      Saturday, October 15, 2016 starting at 8:00am

Purpose:  Preparedness for a 25,000 participant event

Details:

On Saturday, October 15, 2016, starting at 8:00am. The course will begin at Camden and Russell/Paca Streets. In conjunction with the Marathon the CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Half Marathon will also be held, along with the ShopRite 5K Race, the Team Relay and the Kids Fun Run. Approximately 25,000 people are expected to participate in this year’s running festival.

Race Information & Start Times:

7:30am….. ShopRite 5k – Camden & Paca Streets

 7:55am….. Wheelchair Division – Camden & Paca Streets

 8:00am….. Marathon & Team Relay – Camden & Paca Streets

 9:20am-9:30am….. Kids Fun Run – Stadium Property

 9:45am….. Care First half Marathon – Light & Conway Streets

Street Closures: In Preparation for the Event, Various Parking Restrictions, Road Closures and Lane Closures will be implemented along the Marathon Routes. During the Races, Temporary Traffic Stops May be Implemented for the Safety of the Participants. Commuters may Encounter Delays and Should Exercise Patience While Driving. Motorist Should Pay Close Attention to Posted Parking Restrictions, as Vehicles Parked in Violation Will be Ticketed and Towed. Citizens with Questions Concerning the Location of Towed Vehicles Should Call 311.

 The Following Parking Restrictions will be Implemented on Saturday, October 15, 2016:

Linwood Ave (both sides) from Eastern to Fayette Street – 12:00am to 2:00pm

  Eastern Ave (north side) from Linwood Ave to Patterson Park Ave -12:00am to 2:00pm

  Boston St (north side) from Aliceanna St to Lakewood Ave – 2:00am to 2:00pm

  Lancaster St (both sides) from President St to Caroline St – 4:00am to 2:00pm

  E. 33rd St (both sides) from Hillen Road to Guilford Ave – 4:00am to 3:00pm

  Eutaw St (west side) from Madison St to Monument St – 4:00am to 3:00pm

  Howard St (west side) from 28th St to 23rd St – 4:00am to 3:00pm

  Remington Ave (both sides) from Wyman Park Drive to W. 31st Street – 5:00am to 10:00am

 W. 31st Street (both sides) from Remington Ave to Wyman Park Drive – 5:00am to 10:00am

  Camden St (both sides) from Paca St to Howard St – 6:00am to 3:00pm

Baltimore Street (south side) from President St to Patterson Park Ave – 5:00am to 12noon

  Key Hwy. (south side) from Battery Ave to Covington St – 6:00am to 12noon

  Fayette St (south side) from Gay St to Calvert St – 6:00am to 12noon

  Sinclair Lane (both sides) Washington Street to Chester Street – 6:00am to 12noon

The Following Streets will be Closed to Through Traffic on Saturday, October 15, 2016:

Paca Street from Pratt St to Lombard St – 5:30am to 9:00am

Camden Street from Paca St to Howard Street – 6:00 am to 3:15pm

  Eutaw St from Pratt St to Camden St – 7:00am to 3:15pm

  Russell Street from Lee St to Pratt St – 6:00am to 10:00am

   *(VIP Passes only north of Russell & Hamburg after 6:00am)

  Russell St at Hamburg Street – 7:00am to 10:00am

  Hamburg St (Bridge) from Russell St to Leadenhall St – 7:00am to 4:00pm

  Key Hwy from Cross St to Light St – 8:00am to 11:45am

  Light St from Lombard to Key Hwy – 8:30am to 2:30pm

 ∙Light Street from Hughes Street to Key Hwy – 8:00am to 11:00am

 Note: The Southbound I-83 Exit Ramp to 28Th Street will be closed – 800am to 3:30pm

The Following Streets will be Impacted by the Marathon on Saturday, October 15, 2016:

Paca St from Pratt St to McCulloh St – 8:00am to 8:30am

  McCulloh St from Paca St to Gwynns Falls Pkwy – 8:10am to 8:50am

  Gwynns Falls from Beechwood Dr to Wyman Park Drive (In Druid Hill Park) – 8:15 am to 9:05am

  Wyman Park Drive from Remington Ave to W. 28th St – 8:25am to 9:35am

  W. 28th St from Howard St to St Paul St – 8:30am to 9:50am

  St Paul St from W. 28th St to Light St – 8:35am to 10:20am

 Light Street from Pratt Street toKey Highway – 8:45am to 10:40am

  Key Hwy from Light Street to Key Hwy Extension to Hull Street – 8:55am to 11:15am

  Hull Street to Key Hwy Extension to Key Hwy to Light St – 9:00am to 11:30am

  Light St to Pratt St to President St to Lancaster St – 9:05am to 11:45am

  Aliceanna St from President St to Boston St – 9:10am to 12:15pm

  Boston St to Lakewood Ave to O’Donnell St to Linwood Av – 9:15am to 12:30pm

  Linwood Av from O’Donnell St to Madison St – 9:20am to 12:40pm

  Madison St from Linwood Ave to Washington St to St Lo Dr – 9:25am to 12:50pm

  Harford Rd from St Lo Dr to 30th St to Hillen Rd – 9:30am to 1:05pm

  Hillen Rd from Lake Montebello to E. 33rd St to Guilford Ave 9:45am to 2:15pm

  Guilford Ave from E. 33rd St to W. 29th St – 9:50am to 2:30pm

  W. 29th St from Guilford Ave to Howard St – 9:55am to 2:45pm

  Howard St from W. 29th St to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd – 10:00am to 3:00pm

  Eutaw St from Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd to finish at M&T Stadium – 10:10am to 3:20pm 

 Please note that traffic on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd will remain open in both directions during the race.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

 

Commercial Vehicle Restrictions in Downtown Baltimore

Where:   Downtown Baltimore area

When:   12:00am through 11:59pm on Saturday October 15, 2016

Purpose: Safety preparedness

Details:

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists of the commercial vehicle restrictions which will be implemented in the downtown area on Saturday, October 15, 2016.

On Saturday, October 15, 2016 commercial vehicle restrictions will be in effect from 12:00 a.m. through 11:59 p.m. During this time, commercial vehicles, including tanker trailers, will not be permitted in the downtown / Inner Harbor areas of the city and along a portion of Fort Avenue in Locust Point. This commercial vehicle restriction excludes cabs, buses and other mass transportation vehicles.

Commercial vehicle restrictions will be implemented on the following streets during the date and times listed above:

  • Fayette Street from Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (MLK) to President Street (no commercial vehicles will be allowed to travel on or south of Fayette Street)
  •  President Street from Aliceanna to Fayette Streets (no commercial vehicles will be allowed to travel on or west of President Street)
  •  Light Street from Pratt Street to Key Highway
  •  Key Highway from Light to McComas Streets
  • Hanover Street from McComas to Montgomery Streets (no commercial vehicles will be allowed on or north of McComas Street, including Hanover Street)
  •  Pratt and Lombard Streets from Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to President Street
  •  I-395 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. split to Pratt Street (no commercial vehicles will be permitted on I-395)
  • Eastbound Fort Avenue from Lawrence Street to Fort McHenry

Motorists are advised to pay close attention to the commercial vehicle restrictions in effect and should use alternate routes during this time. Commercial vehicle restrictions will be strictly enforced in the downtown area.

 

Portion of Boston Street Closure for Railroad Crossing Repairs

Where:   Portion of Boston Street (between Newkirk Street and Haven Street)

When:   12:00am on Thursday October 6, 2016 through 5:00am on Tuesday October 11, 2016

Purpose: Railroad crossing repairs

Details:

Traffic detours will be implemented and commuters are urged to use alternate routes

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists that a portion of Boston Street will be closed for railroad crossing repairs.

Starting at 12:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 06, 2016, Boston Street will be closed to through traffic between Newkirk and Haven Streets with detours in effect. This portion of Boston Street is expected to reopen to traffic by 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.   

During this time, motorists are encouraged to use O’Donnell Street as an alternate route to bypass the Boston Street closure. Motorists trying to access I-95 can also utilize Clinton Street to the I-95 ramps along Keith Avenue. 

Commuters traveling in this vicinity should be on the watch for changing traffic patterns and are encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid delays.

 

 

Overnight Partial Lane Closures:

Where: Lombard Street (Market Place to Howard Street) Pratt Street (Howard Street to Constellation Way)

When: July 17, 2016 – October 2016, Sunday through Thursday 8:00pm to 5:00pm

Purpose: Lane re-striping and implementation of red bus/transit only lanes

Details:

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists that upgrades to the dedicated bus lanes along Lombard and Pratt Streets will soon begin in downtown Baltimore.

As part of the MTA’s BaltimoreLINK project, modifications will be made to the existing bus lanes along Lombard and Pratt Streets to improve transit service. These designated lanes give priority to transit vehicles by separating them from other modes of traffic and allowing them to move through congested areas more quickly and efficiently.

Beginning July 17, 2016, upgrades will be made to bus lanes along Lombard Street from Market Place to Howard Street and on Pratt Street between Howard Street and Constellation Way. These dedicated lanes will be painted red for bus/transit use only and vehicles making right turns. 

During construction, overnight lane closures along Lombard and Pratt Streets will be implemented Sunday through Thursday, from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Improvements to the bus lanes will be completed several blocks at a time and some Charm City Circulator/MTA bus stops will be temporarily out-of-service as construction progresses. Transit passengers should pay close attention to posted signage and check transit websites for updated service information. Bus lane upgrades are expected to be complete in October, 2016 weather permitting.  

 

Once construction is completed, motorists should avoid utilizing the red bus lanes, except when making right turns. Failure to obey these traffic control devices could result in significant fines.

 

 

Street Closures in Harbor East:

Lancaster Street and Promenade between Central Ave. and Eden St. 

Work beginning Fall 2016

 

The street closures are due to pre-construction investigations as part of the Central Avenue Streetscape and Harbor Point Connector Bridge Project.

Traffic and pedestrian access will be maintained on Lancaster Street to the west of Central Avenue. Central Avenue will also be available for north and southbound traffic. Local access will be allowed via Eden Street for area residents and businesses.

This intersection will also be closed during construction of the bridge likely to begin in January 2017. Please check back for updates on timing and closures.

 

Aliceanna Street is the recommended alternative route.