Traffic Modifications for the Monument Lighting at Mount Vernon Place

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists of the temporary road closures and parking restrictions that will be implemented for the 52nd annual lighting of the Washington Monument.  The event will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in historic Mount Vernon.

In preparation for the event, the following streets will be closed to through traffic from 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 6th through 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2023 with detours and parking restrictions in effect:

  • West side of N. Charles Street from E. Centre to E. Madison Streets
  • W. Mt. Vernon Place (both sides) from N. Charles to Cathedral Streets

In addition, the following streets will be closed to through traffic on Thursday, December 7, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. with detours and parking restrictions in effect:

  • East side of N. Charles Street from E. Centre to Read Streets
  • Madison Street from St. Paul to Cathedral Streets
  • E. Mt. Vernon Place (both sides) from St. Paul to N. Charles Streets

During the event, Transportation Enforcement Officers and the Baltimore City Police will be deployed in the vicinity to help facilitate the movement of traffic.  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 on the watch for pedestrians and are strongly encouraged to use alternate routes. Motorists are also encouraged to download the Waze.com app for live detour navigation.

All text is in the notice above.

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