Weekend Traffic Modifications for the Sowebo Landmark 5k and Columbus Day Parade

| October 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

From a Baltimore City Department of Transportation Release: 

Traffic Modifications for the Sowebo Landmark 5K Race

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists of the traffic modifications in effect for the Sowebo Landmark 5K Footrace.  The event will be held Sunday, October 07, 2018 beginning at 9:00 a.m.

The race starts near historic Union Square Park on Hollins Street at Stricker Street. Runners will proceed east on Hollins Street, right on Schroeder Street, left on Lemon Street, right on Poppleton Street and right on Pratt Street.  The race proceeds left through the B & O Railroad Museum Service Entrance, through the museum grounds and left on Arlington Street, across the railroad tracks and right onto James Street.  Participants will turn left on Bayard Street to enter Carroll Park at the Washington Boulevard entrance and follow marked trails in the park up to Mount Clare Mansion and back out to turn right on Bayard Street.  Runners will turn left onto James Street, left on Arlington Avenue, and left onto Hollins Street to finish at the HL Mencken House.

During the event, one lane of traffic will be closed for the runners along the course route where possible. Commuters should be aware that temporary traffic stops may be implemented along the parade route for the safety of participants.  The Baltimore City Police and Transportation Enforcement Officers will be stationed along the route to help facilitate the movement of traffic.Motorists traveling in this vicinity are encouraged to watch for pedestrians and use alternate routes.

Traffic Modifications for the Columbus Day Parade

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists of the street closures and parking restrictions in effect for the Columbus Day Parade which will be held on Sunday, October 07, 2018.

The parade will step from Parking Lot C at Oriole Park at Camden Yards beginning at 1:00 p.m.  The parade will kick off from the stadium complex and proceed north on Howard Street, east on Pratt Street, and south on Exeter Street to the reviewing stand at St. Leo’s Church in Little Italy.

During the parade, road closures will be implemented in the downtown area for several hours, so citizens planning on attending downtown festivities on Sunday, October 07 should arrive early before the parade begins.

In preparation for the parade, the following streets will be closed to through traffic on Sunday, October 07, 2018:

  • North & southbound Howard Street between Conway and Pratt Streets from approximately 12:45pm to 2:30pm
  • Southbound Howard Street between Lombard and Pratt Streets from approximately 12:45pm until 2:30pm
  • Pratt Street between Howard and Exeter Streets from approximately 12:45 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Exeter Street between Pratt and Bank Streets from approximately 12:45pm to 3:30pm
  • Stiles Street between High and Exeter Streets from approximately 12:45pm to 3:30pm
  • High Street between Trinity and Stiles Streets from approximately 12:45pm to 3:30pm 

Commuters should be advised that temporary traffic stops will  be implemented along the parade route for the safety of participants.  Roadways will be reopened to vehicular traffic once the parade passes.  Motorists traveling in this vicinity are strongly encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid congestion and delays.

Throughout the event, Transportation Enforcement Officers along with the Baltimore City Police will be working to assist with the movement of traffic.  

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