Traffic Modifications for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists of the street closures and parking restrictions in effect for the 20th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade.  The parade will be held on Monday, January 20, 2020 beginning at 12:00 noon

The parade will step off at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Eutaw Street, and proceed south along Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to disband on Baltimore Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Poppleton Street. 

In preparation for the event, the following streets will be closed to through traffic on Monday, January 20, 2020 with parking prohibited:

  • Franklin Street between Greene Street and Fremont Avenue - 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Access to westbound Route 40 will be maintained.
  • Eutaw Street between Dolphin Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard - 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Preston Street between Madison Avenue and Howard Street - 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Madison Avenue between Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Preston Street - 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Lombard Street between Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Poppleton Street - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Scott Street between Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Pratt Street - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Southbound Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard between Eutaw and Lombard Streets -11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • The left lane of northbound Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard between Lombard and Eutaw Streets - 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Pennsylvania Avenue between W. Preston Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard - 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The following parking restrictions will be implemented on Monday, January 20, 2020 from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.:

  • Eutaw Street from Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to Dolphin Street
  • Madison Avenue from Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to Preston Street
  • Preston Street from Madison Avenue to Eutaw Street
  • Lombard Street from Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to Poppleton Street
  • Scott Street from Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to Pratt Street
  • Pennsylvania Avenue from Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to Preston Street (10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)

Citizens attending the parade are encouraged to arrive early and use public parking facilities in the surrounding areas.  All posted parking restrictions will be strictly enforced and vehicles parked in violation will be ticketed and towed. 

Motorists traveling in this vicinity should be advised that temporary traffic stops will be implemented during the event for the safety of parade participants.  Transportation Enforcement Officers will be working in the area to facilitate the movement of traffic.  Commuters should expect delays and are strongly encouraged to use alternate routes. 

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