CIAA Basketball Tournament Begins Monday, February 26th at the CFG Bank Arena

Motorists should plan ahead when traveling downtown as tournament games will be held throughout the week  

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists that heavy traffic conditions are expected in the downtown area next week for the CIAA Basketball Tournament being held at the CFG Bank Arena.

Heavy traffic is expected in the downtown area Monday, February 26 through Sunday, March 3, 2024.  Tournament games will be held throughout the week at various times each day, so motorists traveling downtown should plan for possible traffic congestion and delays. 

In addition to heavy traffic conditions, various traffic modifications (listed below) will be implemented in the vicinity of the CFG Arena throughout the week.

The following curb lane closures will be implemented starting at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, February 26 through 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2024 with parking restrictions in effect:

  • E. Biddle Street (south side) from N. Calvert Street to Hunter Street.
  • N. Calvert Street (east side) from E. Biddle Street to 1121B N. Calvert Street.
  • Hopkins Plaza (west side) from W. Baltimore Street to the first bus stop south of W. Baltimore Street.

The following curb lane closures will be implemented starting at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, February 26 through 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2024 with parking restrictions in effect:

  • Camden Street (both sides) from S. Eutaw Street to Russell Street.
  • W. Fayette Street (south side) from N. Charles Street to N. Hanover Street.
  • Redwood Street (both sides) from S. Charles Street to Light Street.
  • E. Coast Greenway (east side) from Lee Street to E. Barre Street.
  • Water Street (both sides) from South Street to S. Calvert Street. 
  • S. Central Avenue (east side) from Aliceanna Street to Fleet Street.
  • Liberty Street (west side) from Clay Street to Marion Street.
  • Park Avenue (east side) from W. Fayette Street to Clay Street.

The following road closure will be implemented on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2, 2024 from approximately 2:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day with detours and parking restrictions in effect:

  • Park Avenue (west side) from W. Baltimore Street to W. Fayette Street.

In addition, exclusive lanes will be designated for vehicles exiting area parking garages each evening of the event Monday, February 26 through Sunday, March 3, 2024 starting at approximately 7:00 p.m.:

  • CFG Arena Garage on S. Howard Street north of W. Lombard Street
  • W. Baltimore Street Garage between Howard Street and Park Avenue

Patrons attending the CIAA festivities are encouraged to use the city’s Charm City Circulator.  The Orange route will take riders to the CFG Bank Arena and buses on tournament days will run every ten minutes.  Best of all, this service is convenient and free!

All text is in the notice above.

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