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Traffic Modifications for the Maryland Cycling Classic This Sunday, September 4th
All roads along the race route will be closed to traffic during the event with parking restrictions in effect; Motorists are urged to plan ahead and travel either before or after the event this Sunday
The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists of the road closures and parking restrictions that will be implemented for the inaugural 2022 Maryland Cycling Classic which will be held on Sunday, September 4, 2022. The 120.4-mile race will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Sparks, MD (Baltimore County) and will enter Central Baltimore City at approximately 4:30 p.m. with an estimated finish time of 6:00 p.m. along Pratt Street at Market Place.
The first portion of the race will be completed in Baltimore County. Cyclists will leave the county by traveling south along Falls Road into Baltimore City, which is expected to occur around 4:30 p.m. From Falls Road, participants will turn left on Lanvale Street to officially enter the ‘city circuit’ of the race. The race will proceed right on St. Paul Street, right on E. Lombard Street, left on Hopkins Plaza, left on E. Pratt Street, right on S. Central Avenue, left on Dock Street, left on S. Caroline Street, right on Fleet Street, left on S Broadway (cyclists left of median), left on E. Baltimore Street, right on N. Central Ave (cyclists left of median), left on E. Madison Street, left on Ensor Street/Hillen Road (cyclists stay right), right on Fallsway/Jones Falls Trail, left on E. Madison Street, right on N. Calvert Street, right on Federal Street, left on Barclay Street, left on E. Lafayette Avenue, left on St. Paul Street, right on E. Lombard Street, left on Hopkins Plaza, and left on E. Pratt Street, to finish at Market Place.
During the event, cyclists will complete 4.5 laps around the 7.5-mile city circuit which will be CLOSED TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC. Roadways along the city circuit will begin closing at approximately 1:30 p.m. and will be fully closed by 4:00 p.m. Roadways will be reopened as soon as possible after the race, but may need to remain in place until all event-related activity is safely out of the roadway.
Once the road closures are implemented, motorists will be rerouted to alternate routes and will be allowed to cross the course wherever possible, as directed by the Baltimore City Police (BPD) and Transportation Enforcement Officers (TEO’s). Detour information will be provided using signs and electronic message boards.
Motorists should be advised that traveling from inside the footprint of the race to destinations beyond the race borders (and vice versa) will be difficult during this event. Traffic stops will be implemented for the safety of participants, and motorists will encounter delays. Residents and visitors are encouraged to plan ahead for this event by using alternate routes to avoid the race circuit and allowing additional travel time on Sunday. The BPD, along with TEO’s and event staff will help to manage and direct traffic on Sunday. Motorists should adhere to their direction and guidance for everyone’s safety.
Motorists are also urged to pay close attention to posted parking restrictions throughout the weekend, as parking restrictions will be implemented along the entire race route in Baltimore City. The majority of parking restrictions start at 8:00 a.m. on race day, and vehicles parked in violation will be ticketed and towed/relocated. Motorists with questions concerning the location of their vehicles should call 311.
In preparation for the event, the following road closures will be implemented:
Road closures on Friday, September 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to midnight
- Lancaster Street between S. Exeter Street and Pratt Street
Road closures from Saturday, September 3rd at 5:00 a.m. to Sunday, September 4th at 6:00 p.m.
- Market Place between Water Street and Pratt Street
- Pratt Street between Gay Street and President Street (partial closure on Saturday, full closure on Sunday)
Road closures on Sunday, September 4th from 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Falls Road between Lake Avenue and St. Paul Street
- Lombard Street between Light Street and Hopkins Plaza
- Lombard Street between President Street and Gay Street
- St. Paul Street between Lafayette Avenue and W. Lombard Street
- Water Street between Market Place and S. Frederick Street
- Pratt Street between Hopkins Plaza and Central Avenue (partial closure on Saturday, full closure on Sunday)
- Central Avenue between Madison Street and Dock Street (segments)
- Dock Street between Central Avenue and S. Caroline Street
- S. Caroline Street between Dock Street and Fleet Street
- Fleet Street between S. Caroline Street and Broadway
- Broadway between E. Baltimore Street and Fleet Street (southbound only)
- E. Baltimore Street between E. Broadway and N. Central Avenue
- E. Madison Street between N. Central Avenue and N. Calvert Street (segments)
- Hillen Street between E. Madison Street and Fallsway
- Fallsway between Hillen Street and E. Madison Street
- N. Calvert Street between E. Madison Street and Federal Street
- Federal Street between N. Calvert Street and Barclay Street
- Barclay Street between Federal Street and Lafayette Avenue
- Lafayette Avenue between Barclay Street and St. Paul Street
In addition to the road closures, the following parking restrictions will be implemented for the event:
Parking restrictions on Friday, September 2, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
- Lancaster Street (both sides) – S. Exeter Street to Central Avenue
- S. Central Avenue (both sides) – Lancaster to Aliceanna Streets
Parking restrictions on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 5:00 a.m. to Sunday, September 4, 2022, at 11:00 p.m.:
- Market Place (both sides) – Water to Pratt Streets
Parking restrictions Sunday, September 4, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.:
- Falls Road (both sides) – E. Cold Spring Lane to 36th Street
- St. Paul Street (both sides) – E. Lafayette Avenue to Baltimore Street
- Light Street (both sides) – E. Baltimore to Lombard Streets
- E. Lombard Street (both sides) – Light Street to Hopkins Plaza
- Hopkins Plaza (west side) – W. Lombard to W. Pratt Streets
- E. Pratt Street (north side) – S. Gay Street to S. Central Avenue
- S. Central Avenue (both sides) – E. Pratt to Dock Street
- Dock Street (both sides) – S. Central Avenue to S. Caroline Street
- S. Caroline Street (both sides) – Dock to Fleet Streets
- Fleet Street (both sides) – S. Caroline Street to Broadway
- S. Broadway (both sides) – Fleet to E. Baltimore Streets
- E. Baltimore Street (both sides) – S. Broadway to S. Central Avenue
- S. Central Avenue (both sides) – E. Baltimore to E. Madison Streets
- E. Madison Street (both sides) – N. Central Avenue to Ensor Street
- Ensor Street (west side) – E. Madison to E. Monument Streets
- Hillen Street (both sides) – E. Monument Street to Fallsway
- Fallsway (both sides) – Hillen to E. Madison Streets
- E. Madison Street (both sides) – Fallsway to N. Calvert Street
- N. Calvert Street (both sides) – E. Madison to Federal Streets
- Federal Street (both sides) – N. Calvert to Barclay Streets
- Barclay Street (both sides) – Federal Street to E. Lafayette Avenue
- Lafayette Avenue (both sides) – Barclay to St. Paul Streets
- Falls Road (both sides) – Maryland Avenue to St. Paul Street
Residents should be advised that road closure and race impact times are approximate and may change on race day. Motorists should use caution and reduce speeds if traveling through and around the race circuit due to the increase in pedestrian, bicycle, and event traffic.
Charm City Circulator (CCC) patrons should be aware that CCC bus operations will be modified on race day. On Sunday, September 4, 2022, the following route modifications will be implemented from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.:
- The CCC’s Green Route will not be in operation during this time;
- The CCC’s Orange Route will operate on a modified route during this time. The route will begin at the B&O Museum, and will turn left on Poppleton Street, right on W. Baltimore Street, right on Greene Street, right on W. Lombard Street, right onto Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, left on W. Baltimore Street, left on Arlington Avenue, and left on W. Pratt Street back to the B&O Museum.
Patrons riding the CCC on race day may experience delays and longer than normal wait times. Additional information can be found on the CCC website.
Mechanical Street Sweeping Parking Enforcement Will Begin Monday, August 15th
BALTIMORE, MD (August 5, 2022) – The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to remind residents that mechanical street sweeping parking enforcement will begin on Monday, August 15, 2022.
Mechanical street sweeping was resumed by the Baltimore City Department of Public Works in mid-July. The restart of street sweeping services includes:
- Central District Routes, which are swept weekly and generally extend from the City’s downtown area westward to Cooks Lane, northwest to Liberty Heights Avenue, northeast to Hillen Road, southeast to Haven Street, and southwest to Pratt Street. These weekly routes have posted signage indicating the days and times that parking is restricted for street sweeping activities.
- Quadrant (Neighborhood) Street Sweeping occurs once a month (on Wednesdays) in the Northwest/Southeast and Northeast/Southwest areas of the city. Generally, Quadrant Sweeping areas do not have posted parking restrictions, but the City encourages residents to cooperate by moving their vehicles on designated street sweeping days. Residents can find their scheduled Quadrant Street Sweeping days on the 2022 DPW calendar or by calling 311.
A 30-day grace period began on July 13th to provide residents time to adjust to the street sweeping schedule before any parking citations are issued. Residents and visitors are advised to follow the posted “No Parking Signs” which provide information about area parking restrictions on street sweeping days, Monday through Friday.
The City’s street sweepers continue to service gateway routes into and out of the city, which are posted with peak-hour parking restriction signs. Gateway parking restrictions on street sweeping days are already enforced and will continue as we work together for a cleaner city.
Automated Speed Enforcement Citations to Begin Along the Jones Falls Expressway
The initial 90-day warning period is ending and motorists driving at excessive speeds will receive citations starting July 13th
BALTIMORE, MD (July 8, 2022) — The Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT) announced today that its automated speed enforcement system along the Jones Falls Expressway (JFX) will begin issuing citations to motorists driving at excessive speeds on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.
In an effort to decrease crashes and improve safety, automated speed enforcement cameras have been installed along the Jones Falls Expressway / I-83 within city limits. Enforcement locations have been identified along the JFX where high incidents of speeding and vehicular crashes typically occur. The cameras for the launch of this automated enforcement program are located along the northbound and southbound Jones Falls Expressway near the W. 41st Street bridge.
A 90-day warning period began in mid-April which alerted motorists of the new speed enforcement program and provided time for drivers to modify their behavior before any citations were issued. During this time, motorists that exceeded the posted speed limit by 12 or more miles per hour received warnings by mail.
Now that the warning period is ending, automated speed citations will be issued to violators starting on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. The fine for an automated speed citation is $40, and since these are considered civil violations, no license points are assessed. Automated speed enforcement along the JFX will be in effect 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.
To alert motorists that automated speed enforcement is occurring, warning signs are posted along the expressway. Digital speed sentry signs have also been installed so that drivers will receive feedback on their speeds in real-time which encourages compliance with posted speed limits.
According to Maryland State law, automated speed camera revenues will be used to cover the operating costs of the JFX camera system, any remaining funds must be allocated for expressway improvements.
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