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 144th running of the Preakness Stakes and InfieldFest which will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Pimlico Race Course.  Gates will open at 8:00 a.m.

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 16, 2019 starting at 10:00 p.m. until Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11:00 p.m.

One-Way traffic system:

  • 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 Avenue to Highgate Avenue
  • Rockwood Avenue – one-way eastbound from Key Avenue to Berkeley Avenue
  • Simmons Avenue – one-way southbound from Rockwood Avenue to Manhattan Avenue
  • Woodcrest Avenue  – one-way northbound from W. Northern Parkway to Rockwood Avenue
  • Merville Avenue – one-way southbound from Glen Avenue to W. Northern Parkway
  • Berkeley Avenue – one-way northbound from Whitney Avenue to Glen Avenue
  • Stuart Avenue – one-way northbound from W. Northern Parkway to Sulgrave Avenue
  • Rusk Avenue – one-way southbound from Whitney Avenue to W. Northern Parkway.

Friday, May 17, 2019 starting at 5:00 a.m. until Saturday, May 18, 2019 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 Avenue to Park Heights Avenue
  • Winner Avenue – One-way northbound Hayward Avenue to W. Northern Parkway

Saturday, May 18, 2019 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 18, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

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

Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

  • Pimlico Road – Closed from W. Northern Parkway to Ken Oak Avenue
  • Pimlico Road – One-way northbound from Ken Oak Avenue to W. Greenspring Avenue
  • Westbound W. Northern Parkway – Closed from Falls Road to W. Greenspring Avenue
  • The North & Southbound Jones Falls Expressway exit ramps to westbound Northern Parkway will be closed

In addition, an emergency travel lane will be implemented along eastbound W. Northern Parkway (next to the median) between Park Heights Avenue and Greenspring Avenue for emergency vehicles only from 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Preakness Day.

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