Portions of Charles Street to Close on Saturday, October 17, 2020

Charm City Circulator’s Purple Route will be detoured during this time 

Baltimore, MD (October 16, 2020) – The Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT) today announced that portions of Charles Street will be closed this Saturday for the Charles Street Promenade pedestrian takeover of the thoroughfare.

On Saturday, October 17, 2020 portions of Charles Street will be closed to through traffic between Saratoga Street and North Avenue from approximately 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. with detours and parking restrictions in effect.  During the closure, a number of cross streets along this stretch of Charles Street will remain open for vehicular traffic, including Saratoga, Mulberry, Franklin, Centre, Monument Street/Mount Vernon Place, Madison, Biddle, Chase, Mount Royal, Lanvale and North Ave.  The access ramp to I-83/Jones Falls Expressway will also remain open with access from Mount Royal Avenue to Charles Street.

In preparation for closure, parking restrictions will be implemented along this stretch of Charles Street starting as early as 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2020.   Motorists planning to park in this vicinity should pay close attention to posted parking restrictions and are strongly encouraged to utilize area garages and surface lots.  Vehicles parked in violation will be ticketed. 

During this Saturday’s closure of Charles Street, a portion of the Charm City Circulator’s (CCC) Purple Route will be detoured and temporary stop closures along Charles Street will be implemented throughout the day.   The Purple Route will be detoured along the following route as it progresses north on Charles Street:

  • Left on Saratoga Street,
  • Right on Park Avenue,
  • Left on Mt. Royal Avenue,
  • Right on Howard Street,
  • Right on 23rd Street,
  • And left back onto Charles Street to continue along the normal Purple CCC Route. 

The CCC buses will stop at designated MDOT MTA bus stops along this temporary route on Saturday to pick up and discharge passengers as needed.  Riders will be able to board the Charm City Circulator at all other designated stops during this time. 



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