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 149th running of the Preakness Stakes which will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at Pimlico Race Course. 

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

Friday, May 17, 2024, starting at 5:00 a.m. until Sunday, May 19, 2024 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 18, 2024, 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 18, 2024, from 6:00 a.m. to Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 1:00 a.m. or until clear

  • 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 18, 2024, 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 18, 2024, from 5:00 p.m. to Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 1:00 a.m. or until clear

  • 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.

Saturday, May 18, 2024, from 5:00 p.m. until Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 1:00 a.m.

  • Pimlico Road – Closed from W. Northern Parkway to Ken Oak Avenue
  • Hayward Avenue – One-way traffic westbound from Winner Avenue to Park Heights Avenue
  • W. Rogers Avenue Closed from Pimlico Road to Greenspring Avenue

Saturday, May 18, 2024, from 7:00 p.m. to Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 1:00 a.m. or until clear:

  • Eastbound Northern Parkway – Right lane closure from Key Avenue to Pimlico Road

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 18th may experience delays throughout the day and are encouraged to download the Waze.com app for live detour navigation. 

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