Traffic Modifications for the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists of the road closures and traffic modifications in effect for the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes and InfieldFest which will take place on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Pimlico Race Course. 

Patrons attending the event are strongly urged to carpool or use public transportation.  Citizens that choose to drive to Pimlico Race Course should park at commercial lots and avoid parking in area neighborhoods.  All posted parking restrictions will be strictly enforced and vehicles parked in violation will be ticketed and towed. 

Vehicles that are relocated during the event will be taken to Cylburn Avenue just south of Northern Parkway.  Citizens with questions concerning the location of their vehicle should call 311.

Motorists traveling throughout northwest Baltimore may experience delays throughout the day and should be on the watch for pedestrians and changing traffic patterns while driving.

In preparation for the event, the following special traffic patterns and road closures will be implemented: 

Thursday, May 17, 2018 starting at 10:00 p.m. until Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11:00 p.m.

  • Manhattan Avenue – One way eastbound from Winner Avenue to Pimlico Road
  • Whitney Avenue – One way westbound from Pimlico Road to Key Avenue
  • Sulgrave Avenue – One way westbound from Stuart to Highgate Avenues
  • Rockwood Avenue – One way eastbound from Key to Berkeley Avenues
  • Simmons Avenue – One way southbound from Rockwood to Manhattan Avenues
  • Woodcrest Avenue – One way northbound from Northern Parkway to Rockwood Avenue
  • Merville Avenue – One way southbound from Glen Avenue to Northern Parkway
  • Berkeley Avenue – One way northbound from Whitney to Glen Avenues
  • Stuart Avenue – One way northbound from Northern Parkway to Sulgrave Avenue
  • Rusk Avenue – One way southbound from Whitney Avenue to Northern Parkway

Friday, May 18, 2018 starting at 5:00 a.m. until Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11:00 p.m.

  • Rogers Avenue – Closed from Winner Avenue to W. Northern Parkway
  • Bland Avenue – Closed from W. Northern Parkway to Rogers Avenue
  • Key Avenue – Closed from W. Northern Parkway to Rogers Avenue
  • Woodcrest Avenue – Closed from W. Northern Parkway to Rogers Avenue
  • Merville Avenue – Closed from W. Northern Parkway to Rogers Avenue
  • Stuart Avenue – Closed from W. Northern Parkway to Rogers Avenue
  • Rogers Avenue – One way westbound from Winner to Park Heights Avenues
  • Winner Avenue – One way northbound from Hayward Avenue to Northern Parkway

Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

  • Southbound Jones Falls Expressway exit ramp to eastbound W. Northern Parkway will be closed.  Motorists will be redirected to the Cold Spring Lane exits.
  • Cylburn Avenue – Closed from W. Northern Parkway to Greenspring Avenue

Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

  • Hayward Avenue – One way eastbound from Park Heights to Winner Avenues

Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

  • Southbound Jones Falls Expressway exit ramp to westbound Northern Parkway will be closed.  Motorists will be redirected to the Cold Spring Lane exits.
  • Northbound Jones Falls Expressway exit ramp to westbound Northern Parkway will be closed.
  • Pimlico Road – Closed from W. Northern Parkway to Ken Oak Avenue
  • Pimlico Road – One way eastbound from Pimlico Road to Greenspring Avenue
  • Westbound Northern Parkway - Closed from Falls Road to Greenspring Avenue

 

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