Hamilton Business District Streetscape Project

The Hamilton Business District streetscape is a project involving the study, design, and engineering of safety improvements to the Harford Road corridor between Echodale Avenue and White Avenue, in Northeast Baltimore.  The project involves reducing the number of travel lanes from four lanes to three lanes, or four lanes to two lanes.  Included in the study and design are the potential for the following elements:

  • Road diet (lane reduction) from four lanes to two lanes with a center left-turn lane.
  • Road diet (lane reduction) from four lanes to two lanes without turn lanes.
  • Traffic calming measures
  • Pedestrian safety improvements
  • Protected bicycle lanes
  • Angle parking
  • “Floating” bus stops that come out from the curb
  • Aesthetic improvements
  • Additional crosswalks

The project is on a fast paced schedule, with design and engineering being completed in March-April, 2019, and construction completed prior to July, 2019. 


The next community meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 27th between 4 PM and 8PM.  The style of this meeting will be in a workshop format, with residents free to come and go within the four hour window and ask questions, provide feedback on alternatives, and talk to subject matter experts.  The location of this meeting will be posted two weeks prior to the meeting. 

Meetings Documents
The first community meeting was held on Thursday January 31, 2019.   Presentation
The second community meeting and open-house was held on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. 

The comment period has ended.

The final community meeting and open-house was held on Thursday, April 25, 2019. Below are the two recomendations from the meeting. 

April 25th Meeting Documents
Construction Plan presented April 25th, 2019 Proposed Plan
Rendering of Proposed Plan  Rendering

Construction on the plan presented in the final meeting (see link above) is scheduled to begin on April 29, 2019, with substantial completion within the month of May.  BCDOT will be monitoring the status of construction and will alert the surrounding neighborhoods of any major changes to the plan or issues in construction. 

With any major change on a roadway, we do anticipate an adjustment period in which drivers, customers, and delivery services will adapt to the changes on Harford Road.  During this adjustment period, we will be monitoring roadway conditions and making any necessary adjustments in the field.  We appreciate the patience of those who use this corridor and look forward to future engagement.