Traffic Modifications for the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists of the traffic modifications that will be implemented for the 148th running of the Preakness Stakes which will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at Pimlico Race Course.  

In preparation for the event, the following road closures and special traffic patterns will be implemented:

Friday, May 19, 2023 starting at 5:00 a.m. until Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 1:00 a.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 traffic westbound from Winner Avenue to Park Heights Avenue
  • Winner Avenue – One-way traffic northbound from Hayward Avenue to W. Northern Parkway

Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 5:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

  • Westbound Northern Parkway – Right lane closure from Falls Road to W. Rogers Avenue
  • Westbound Northern Parkway – Right lane closure from Greenspring Avenue to Pimlico Road
  • Westbound Northern Parkway – Left lane closure from Preakness Way to Pimlico Road
  • Eastbound Northern Parkway – Left lane closure from Park Heights Avenue to Greenspring Avenue
  • Northbound Park Heights Avenue - Left lane closure at Hayward Avenue
  • Southbound Park Heights Avenue – Left turn lane closure at Rogers Avenue

Saturday, May 20, 2023 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 20, 2023 from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

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

Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

  • The north & southbound Jones Falls Expressway exit ramps to westbound Northern Parkway will be closed.  Motorists will be redirected to the Cold Spring Lane exits.
  • Pimlico Road – Closed from W. Northern Parkway to Ken Oak Avenue

Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.

  • Hayward Avenue – One-way traffic westbound from Winner Avenue to Park Heights Avenue

Patrons attending Preakness festivities are strongly urged to carpool or use public transportation.  Motorists 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.  Motorists with questions concerning the location of their vehicle should call 311.

Motorists traveling in northwest Baltimore on Saturday, May 20th may experience delays throughout the day and should be on the watch for pedestrians and changing traffic patterns while driving.

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