Peak Hour Parking Restrictions To Be Removed Along a Portion of Harford Road

Removal of parking restrictions will help divert peak hour traffic from Harford Road prior to the bridge closure  

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation today announced that peak hour parking restrictions will be removed along a portion of Harford Road. 

In preparation for the closure and replacement of the Harford Road Bridge over Herring Run, the Department of Transportation will be lifting peak hour parking restrictions to help reduce traffic volumes prior to construction.  The Harford Road Bridge closure is anticipated to occur late this summer and at that time, all through traffic on Harford Road will be detoured to alternate routes.  

The peak hour parking restrictions will be removed along southbound Harford Road between Echodale Avenue and The Alameda/St. Lo Drive and along northbound Harford Road from The Alameda/St. Lo Drive to Chesterfield Avenue.  These parking modifications will eliminate traffic lanes and decrease the capacity of through travel during peak times, causing some traffic to divert to alternate routes in advance of the bridge closure.  This will provide a more orderly traffic transition to the closure condition when all traffic will have to utilize alternate routes. 

Motorists who drive on Harford Road during peak travel times can expect congestion and should consider using alternate routes such as Belair Road or Hillen Road/Perring Parkway.  Motorists should also consider using public transportation such as the Number 54 or 154 bus routes which operate in the Harford Road Corridor or consider using iRide Baltimore to identify potential carpool partners at or 410-396-7665. 

The removal of peak hour parking restrictions along this stretch of Harford Road is expected to be completed by the end of March.   

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