Weekend Road Closures for Friday, March 8th Through Sunday, March 10, 2024

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists of the temporary road closures and traffic modifications for the following activities this weekend.  Please download the Waze.com app for live detour navigation.  All activities are weather permitting and BCDOT is not responsible for providing status updates.
 

Traffic Modifications for Weekend Activities

This weekend, temporary lane closures will be in effect for various activities including street lighting repairs, special events, cleaning activities and crane operations. 

On Saturday, March 9, 2024, the following lane and road closures will be implemented (times approximate):

  • Jones Falls Expressway / I-83 southbound right lane closures between the city/county line and Coldspring Lane 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (street lighting repairs).
  • MD 295 northbound and southbound right lane closures between Hamburg Street and the city/county line 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (cleaning activities).
  • O’Donnell Street / O’Donnell Square closed between S. Linwood Avenue and Potomac Street (both sides) 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (St. Patrick’s Day Irish Stroll)
  • N. Lakewood Avenue closed between Orleans Street and Pulaski Highway 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (crane operation).
  • N. Eutaw Street lane closures/flagging operation between Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Madison Avenue 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (crane operation).

Motorists traveling in these vicinities should be on the watch for changing traffic patterns and are encouraged to use alternate routes

 

Traffic Modifications for the Baltimore St. Patrick Parade and Shamrock 5K Run

On Sunday, March 10, 2024, temporary road closures and parking restrictions will be in effect for the Baltimore St. Patrick Parade.  The parade begins at 2:00 p.m. and will kick off from the intersection of N. Charles and Centre Streets.  The parade will proceed south on Charles Street and east (left) on Pratt Street to the disband area along Market Place. 

Parade participants will begin forming at approximately 12:00 p.m. in the vicinity of the Washington Monument.  The parade should last about three hours and periodic breaks in the march will allow vehicular and pedestrian traffic to cross the parade route.  Motorists are advised that temporary traffic stops will be implemented during the event for the safety of participants

Prior to the parade, the Shamrock 5K Run will be held.  The race will kick off along Charles Street south of Mulberry Street beginning at 1:00 p.m.  Participants will proceed south on Charles Street, east (left) on Conway Street, south (right) on Light Street and east (left) on Key Highway.  Runners will turn around at Jackson Street and proceed westbound on Key Highway, north (right) on Light Street and then east (right) on Pratt Street.  Participants will then turn left onto Market Place to finish.   

In preparation for the event, a designated travel lane will be separated with traffic cones for participants along the race route where possible.  In addition, Key Highway will be closed to through traffic at Lawrence Street starting at approximately 12:30 p.m. for the duration of the 5K Run (access for local traffic will be maintained).

The following road closures will be implemented for these events on Sunday, March 10, 2024 starting at approximately 11:30 a.m. with detours and parking restrictions in effect:

  • Market Place from Pratt to Water Streets
  • Charles Street from Madison Avenue to E. Pratt Street
  • Mt. Vernon Place from Cathedral to St. Paul Streets
  • Centre Street from Park Avenue to St. Paul Street
  • Mulberry Street from Park Avenue to Lovegrove Street
  • Pratt Street from Howard to President Streets
  • Key Highway will be closed to through traffic at Lawrence Street starting at approximately 12:30 p.m. for the duration of the 5K Run (access for local traffic will be maintained.
  • Lombard Street closed from President Street to Market Place from approximately 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

In addition, parking restrictions will be in effect along the parade and race routes on Sunday, March 10, 2024 from 12:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.:

  • Mt. Vernon Place eastbound and westbound from Cathedral to St. Paul Streets.
  • Charles Street from Madison to Conway Streets.
  • Centre Street from Morton Alley to Lovegrove Street.
  • E. Pratt Street from S. Gay Street to President Street (north side only).
  • Market Place from E. Pratt Street to Water Street.
  • East side of S. Light Street between E. Lombard and E. Pratt Streets (inlet parking lane).
  • West side of S. Light Street between E. Pratt Street and Sullivan’s Steakhouse (inlet parking lane).
  • Mulberry Street from Cathedral to Lovegrove Streets (south side).
  • Key Highway from Light to Jackson Streets.

Transportation Enforcement Officers will assist the Baltimore City Police with the movement of traffic in the downtown area.  Motorists traveling in this vicinity may experience delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes.

Charm City Circulator (CCC) Service Alert

On Sunday, March 10, 2024, temporary route detours and stop closures will be implemented along the Charm City Circulator’s Purple, Orange and Banner Routes because of the parade and 5K race. 

There will be no service at the following CCC stops on Sunday, March 10, 2024 from approximately 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.:
Orange Route – 220, 221, 222, 223 and 224.
Purple Route – 303, 304, 305, 306, and 307.
Banner Route – 420
There will be no service on Banner Route during the Shamrock 5K run but normal service will resume along the Banner Route after the completion of the 5K run.

Patrons are encouraged to utilize nearby CCC stops on Sunday for service during the events.

All text is in the notice above.

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