Dedicated Bus Lane Improvements Will Begin Along Lombard and Pratt Streets

Modified lanes will improve transit service and reliability

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, lane closures along Lombard and Pratt Streets will occur nightly, 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. 

 

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation:

“Keeping Baltimore Moving Safely”

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