Traffic Modifications for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Shamrock 5K Run

Traffic Modifications for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Shamrock 5K Run

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists of the road closures and parking restrictions in effect for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade which will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2019 starting at 2:00 p.m.  The parade will begin at the intersection of Charles and Centre Streets and will proceed south on Charles Street.  It will continue east on Pratt Street to the disband area along Market Place. 

Parade participants will begin forming at approximately 11:30 a.m. in the vicinity of the Washington Monument.  The parade should last about three hours and   periodic breaks in the march will allow vehicular and pedestrian traffic to cross the parade route.  Motorists are advised that temporary traffic stops will be implemented during the event for the safety of participants

Prior to the parade, the Shamrock 5K Run will be held at the intersection of Charles and Franklin Streets beginning at 1:15 p.m.  Participants will proceed south on Charles Street, east on Conway Street, south on Light Street and east on Key Highway.  Runners will turn around at Jackson Street and proceed westbound on Key Highway, north on Light Street and then east on Pratt Street.  The race will end at Pratt Street and Market Place. 

Throughout the race, a designated travel lane will be separated with traffic cones for participants along the course route.  In addition, Key Highway will be closed to through traffic at Lawrence Street for the duration of the 5K Run (access for local traffic will be maintained).

Road closures on Sunday, March 10, 2019 during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade:

11:30 a.m. – Market Place from Pratt to Water Streets

11:30 a.m. – Charles Street from Centre Street to Madison Avenue

11:30 a.m. – Mt. Vernon Place from Cathedral to St. Paul Streets

11:30 a.m. – Centre Street from Park Avenue to St. Paul Street

12:00 p.m. – Charles Street from Saratoga to Centre Streets

1:00 p.m. – Charles Street from Conway to Centre Streets

1:45 p.m. – Pratt Street from Howard to President Streets

The following parking restrictions will be in effect along the parade and race routes from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.:

Mt. Vernon Place from Cathedral to St. Paul Streets

Centre Street from Park Avenue to St. Paul Street

Charles Street from Conway to Read Streets

Market Place from Charles to Water Streets

Pratt Street from Gay to President Streets (north side)

Key Highway from Battery Avenue to Covington Street (south side)

Transportation Enforcement Officers will assist the Baltimore City Police with the movement of traffic in the downtown area.  Motorists traveling in this vicinity may experience delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes.

 

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