Weekend Road Closures for Thursday, July 4th Through Sunday, July 7, 2024

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT) 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.
 

Commercial Vehicle Restrictions and Traffic Modifications in the Downtown Area for July 4th Festivities 

BCDOT would like to advise motorists that temporary commercial vehicle restrictions will be implemented on Thursday, July 4th in the downtown and Inner Harbor areas of Baltimore City. 

The restrictions will be in effect on Thursday, July 4, 2024, starting at 12:00 p.m. and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. that evening.  During this time, commercial vehicles will NOT be permitted in the downtown and Inner Harbor portions of Baltimore City, except for local deliveries.  Please note that tanker trailers will NOT be permitted downtown during this time, including those for local deliveries.  These commercial vehicle restrictions exclude cabs, buses, and other mass transportation vehicles.

Commercial Vehicle Restrictions will be implemented in the following areas:

  • Fayette Street from Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to President Street.  Commercial vehicles will not be allowed to travel on or south of Fayette Street.
  • President Street from Aliceanna to Fayette Streets.  Commercial vehicles will not be allowed to travel on or west of President Street.
  • Light Street from Pratt Street to Key Highway.
  • Key Highway from Light to McComas Streets.
  • Hanover Street from McComas to Montgomery Streets.  Commercial vehicles will not be allowed north of McComas Street, including Hanover Street.
  • Pratt, Lombard and Baltimore Streets from Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to President Street.
  • I-395 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard split to Pratt Street. 
  • No commercial vehicle traffic will be allowed east of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard from the I-395 split to Fayette Street.

In addition to the temporary commercial vehicle restrictions, the following streets will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2024, from 8:30 p.m. until clear:

  • Eastbound Conway Street at I-395 - Northbound I-395 traffic will be diverted north on Howard Street. 
  • Pratt Street will be closed at Charles Street - Pratt Street traffic will be diverted north on Charles Street to continue east on Baltimore Street.
  • Lombard Street will be closed at President Street - Westbound Lombard Street traffic will be diverted at President Street to continue west on Fayette Street. 
  • Southbound Light Street will be closed at Lombard Street - Southbound Light Street traffic will be diverted onto Lombard Street to continue south on Sharp Street.
  • Northbound Light Street will be closed at Lee Street - Northbound Light Street traffic will be diverted onto Lee Street to continue north on Charles Street.

The following lane closures will be implemented on Thursday, July 4, 2024, from 3:00 p.m. until clear:

  • North side of Lombard Street from President to South Streets
  • West side of Charles Street from Conway to Fayette Streets

Parking Restrictions will also be implemented on Thursday, July 4, 2024, from 3:00 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Both sides of Gay Street from Pratt to Fayette Streets
  • Both sides of Calvert Street from Pratt to Fayette Streets
  • Both sides of Baltimore Street from Charles to Gay Streets
  • West side of Charles Street from Pratt to Lombard Streets
  • West side of Light Street from Pratt to Camden Streets
  • East side of Light Street from Lombard to Pratt Streets
  • East side of Charles Street from Lee to Barre Streets
  • South side of Key Highway from Light to Covington Streets
  • East side of Light Street from Lee to Conway Streets (parking restricted from 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, through 12:00 p.m. on Friday, July 5, 2024)

Due to the large number of people expected in the downtown area for July 4th festivities, patrons attending the events are strongly encouraged to use public transportation including mass transit, the Charm City Circulator and rideshare options.  Patrons who drive downtown should park at commercial parking facilities and avoid area neighborhoods.

Transportation Enforcement Officers (TEO’S) will be deployed to facilitate the movement of traffic in the downtown area.  Motorists should exercise patience and be on the watch for pedestrians while driving downtown, especially when approaching area crosswalks.
 

Portion of Westbound Waterview Avenue to Close for the Cherry Hill Arts & Music Waterfront Festival

This Thursday, a portion of westbound Waterview Avenue will close for the 8th annual Cherry Hill Arts & Music Waterfront Festival. 

On Thursday, July 4, 2024, westbound Waterview Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Potee Street and Middle Branch Park from approximately 6:30 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. with detours and parking restrictions in effect. 

Motorists traveling in this vicinity should be on the watch for changing traffic patterns and are encouraged to use alternate routes. 
 

Portion of Roland Avenue to Close for the Roland Avenue 4th of July Parade

This Thursday, a portion of Roland Avenue will close for the Roland Avenue 4th of July Parade.

On Thursday, July 4, 2024, Roland Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Deepdene Road and Upland Road from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with detours and parking restrictions in effect. 

Motorists traveling in this vicinity should be on the watch for changing traffic patterns and are encouraged to use alternate routes. 


Traffic Modifications for Weekend Activities

This Saturday, temporary ramp closures will be in effect for various activities.

On Saturday, July 6, 2024, the following ramp closures will be implemented (times approximate):

  • Jones Falls Expressway/I-83 northbound and southbound exits to Cold Spring Lane eastbound 5:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (streetlighting repairs)
  • Falls Road at the Jones Falls Expressway/I-83 southbound entrance ramp 5:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (streetlighting repairs)

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 Farmers' Market

This Sunday, traffic modifications will be in effect for the Baltimore Farmers' Market, which is held under the Jones Falls Expressway along Saratoga Street between Holliday and Gay Streets.

On Sunday, July 7, 2024, the following street and lane closures will be implemented from approximately 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with parking restrictions in effect:

  • Holliday Street closed from E. Pleasant Street to E. Saratoga Street
  • Pleasant Street closed at Holliday Street
  • Hillen Street center lane closure between Front Street and Fallsway

Motorists traveling in this vicinity should be on the watch for changing traffic patterns and are encouraged to use alternate routes.

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