Labor Day Weekend Road Closures for September 3-6, 2021

Commercial Vehicle Restrictions and Traffic Modifications for Baltimore’s Fall Back Safely End-of-Summer Extravaganza at the Inner Harbor

Commercial vehicle restrictions will be implemented downtown on Sunday, September 5th starting at 10:30 a.m.

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists of the commercial vehicle restrictions and traffic modifications that will be implemented for Baltimore’s Fall Back Safely End-of-Summer Extravaganza and fireworks at the Inner Harbor. 

In preparation for the festivities, temporary commercial vehicle restrictions will be implemented starting at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 5, 2021 through 2:00 a.m. on Monday, September 6, 2021.  During this time, commercial vehicles will not be permitted in the downtown / Inner Harbor areas of Baltimore City, except for local deliveries.  Please note that tanker trailers will not be permitted downtown during this time, including those for local deliveries.  This commercial vehicle restriction excludes cabs, buses and other mass transportation vehicles.

The following streets will be affected by the temporary commercial vehicle restrictions:

• Fayette Street from Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (MLK) to President Street (no commercial vehicles will be allowed to travel on or south of Fayette Street)

• President Street from Aliceanna to Fayette Streets (no commercial vehicles will be allowed to travel on or west of President Street)

• Light Street from Pratt Street to Key Highway

• Key Highway from Light to McComas Streets

• Hanover Street from McComas to Montgomery Streets (no commercial vehicles will be allowed on or north of McComas Street, including Hanover Street)

• Pratt and Lombard Streets from Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to President  Street

• I-395 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. split to Pratt Street (no commercial vehicles will be permitted on this portion of I-395)

In addition, the following streets will be closed to through traffic from approximately 7:50 p.m. on Sunday, September 5, 2021 until event traffic clears:

• Pratt Street will be closed at Charles Street – Pratt Street traffic will be diverted north on Charles Street to continue east on Baltimore Street.

• Lombard Street will be closed at President Street – Lombard Street traffic will be diverted north on President Street to continue west on Fayette Street.

• Northbound Light Street will close at Lee Street – Northbound Light Street traffic will be diverted west onto Lee Street to continue north on Charles Street.

• Southbound Light Street will close at Lombard Street – Southbound Light Street traffic will be diverted west onto Lombard Street to continue south on  Greene Street.

Northbound I-395 traffic at Conway Street will be diverted north on Howard Street.  No access will be allowed onto eastbound Conway Street.

The following lane closures will be implemented at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 5, 2021 until 2:00 a.m. on Monday, September 6, 2021 for emergency vehicle use only:

• West side of Charles Street from Conway to Fayette Streets

• West side of Light Street from Fayette to Conway Streets

The following parking restrictions will be in effect from 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 5, 2021 until 3:00 a.m. on Monday, September 6, 2021:

• Gay Street from Pratt to Fayette Streets

• Calvert Street from Pratt to Fayette Streets

• Baltimore Street from Charles to Gay Streets

• South side of Key Highway from Light to William Streets

Motorists traveling downtown should pay strict attention to the restrictions and road/lane closures in effect for this event.  Commercial vehicle restrictions, along with all parking restrictions, will be strictly enforced.  Patrons attending the events are strongly encouraged to use public transportation including the Light Rail, metro subway and the Charm City Circulator. 

Motorists who wish to drive downtown should park at commercial parking facilities and avoid area neighborhoods.  Vehicles parked in violation will be ticketed and towed.  Motorists should exercise patience and be on the watch for pedestrians while driving downtown, especially when approaching area crosswalks.  Transportation Enforcement Officers will be working throughout the downtown area to help facilitate the movement of traffic. 

 

Labor Day Weekend Road Closures and Parking Restrictions in Fells Point

This weekend, temporary road closures and parking restrictions will be implemented this weekend in Fells Point.

Starting on Friday, September 3, 2021 and continuing each evening through Labor Day Monday, September 6, 2021, all through traffic will be restricted in Fells Point from approximately 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. within the following geographical boundaries:

  • South of Aliceanna Street
  • North of Thames Street
  • East of S. Bond Street
  • West of S. Ann Street

In addition, various parking restrictions will be implemented in Fells Point throughout the weekend.  Fells Point visitors and residents should pay close attention to all posted parking restrictions and avoid parking in restricted areas.  

Residential Permit Parking will be strictly enforced throughout the weekend in Fells Point (RPP Area 16) and vehicles parked in violation will be ticketed.  Fells Point Residential Permit Parking in Area 16 will be enforced along the following roadways:

• Aliceanna Street     • Broadway

• Fleet Street              • Shakespeare Street

• Ann Street               • Thames Street

• Lancaster Street     • Dallas Street

• Bethel Street           • Wolfe Street

• Register Street        • Durham Street

• Bond Street             • Fell Street

To ensure that residents have access to parking near their homes, residents will be allowed to access areas closed to through traffic with their ‘Area 16’ Residential Parking permits.

Motorists should be aware that additional road closures and parking restrictions may be implemented in the vicinity of Fells Point throughout the weekend if needed.  Motorists traveling in this area should be on the watch for changing traffic patterns and are encouraged to use alternate routes. 

 

Lane Closures Along MD-295

This weekend, temporary lane closures will be implemented along MD-295 for right-of-way cleaning activities.

On Saturday, September 4, 2021, temporary left lane closures will be implemented along north and southbound MD-295 between Hamburg Street and the county line from approximately 5:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., weather permitting.  Then on Sunday, September 5, 2021, temporary right lane closures will be implemented along this portion of north and southbound MD-295 during the same times.

Motorists traveling in this vicinity should be on the watch for changing traffic patterns and are encouraged to use alternate routes.

 

Lane Closures Along the Jones Falls Expressway

This Saturday, temporary lane closures will be implemented along the northbound Jones Falls Expressway for right-of-way cleaning activities.

On Saturday, September 4, 2021, temporary right lane closures will be implemented along the northbound Jones Falls Expressway between Madison Street and Cold Spring Lane from approximately 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  In addition, the Madison Street/Fallsway entrance ramp to the northbound Jones Falls Expressway will also close during this time with detours in effect.

Motorists traveling in this vicinity should be on the watch for changing traffic patterns and are encouraged to use alternate routes.

 

Traffic Modifications for the Charles Street 12 Footrace

This Saturday, traffic modifications will be in effect for the Charles Street 12 Footrace.

The race begins at 7:30 a.m. in Towson at The Shops at Kenilworth.  Participants will run through Towson and enter the city along N. Charles Street at Gittings Avenue.  The course will proceed south along Charles Street, left on Lee Street, right on Light Street, left on Key Highway, and then left on the Key Highway Extension to finish in Tide Point in front of the Under Armour facility.

In preparation for the event, one lane of traffic will be coned off along Charles Street on Saturday, September 04, 2021, for runners along the race route with parking restrictions in effect.  Motorists should be advised that temporary traffic stops will be implemented along the race route and intersecting cross streets for the safety of participants. 

Drivers traveling in this vicinity should be on the watch for pedestrians and officials directing traffic.  Motorists are also encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid congestion and delays. 

 

Traffic Modifications for the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar

This Sunday, traffic modifications will be in effect for the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar, which is held under the Jones Falls Expressway along Saratoga Street between Holliday and Gay Streets.

On Sunday, September 5, 2021 the following streets will be closed to through traffic from approximately 5:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with detours in effect:

  • Hillen Street from Fallsway to Holliday Street
  • Holliday Street from Pleasant Street to Saratoga Street
  • Holliday Street at Pleasant Street off ramp left lane closure

Motorists traveling in this vicinity should be on the watch for changing traffic patterns and are encouraged to use alternate routes.

 

Traffic Modifications for Baltimore Orioles Labor Day Home Game

On Labor Day Monday, temporary road closures and parking restrictions will be implemented for the Baltimore Orioles home game against the Kansas City Royals which will be held at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

In preparation for the game Monday afternoon, the following streets will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2021 starting at approximately 10:00 a.m.:

  • Eutaw Street from Pratt to Camden Streets
  • Camden Street from Howard to Russell Streets
  • Lee Street from Ramp D to Russell Street
  • Hamburg Street from Russell to Leadenhall Streets
  • Washington Boulevard from Paca to Greene Streets
  • Left lane closure along northbound Russell Street from Lee to Pratt Streets

In addition, the following parking restrictions will be implemented on Monday, September 6, 2021 beginning at 4:00 p.m.:

  • East side of Greene Street from Lombard Street to Washington Boulevard
  • East side of Eutaw Street from Pratt to Lombard Streets
  • North side of Conway Street from Charles to Sharp Streets

Transportation Enforcement Officers will be stationed at key intersections to assist with the movement of traffic in the downtown area.  Motorists traveling in this vicinity should be on the watch for pedestrians, especially when approaching designated crosswalks. 

 

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