Weekend Road Closures: Full Closure of MD-295, Downtown Crane Operations

| August 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

From the Baltimore City Department of Transportation:

Weekend closure will be implemented starting at midnight on Friday for demolition of the Waterview Avenue Bridge and Maisel Street Pedestrian Bridge over MD-295

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists that a full closure of MD-295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway) is scheduled for this weekend, August 20-22, 2021 as part of the Triple Bridges Replacement Project.  The complete closure of MD-295 is needed for bridge demolition activities.

Beginning at approximately 11:59 p.m. (midnight) on Friday, August 20, 2021, both north and southbound MD-295 will be closed to through traffic between Bush Street and I-695 with detours in effect, weather permitting.  This portion of MD 295 will remain closed throughout the weekend, and will be reopened to traffic by 5:00 a.m. on Monday, August 23, 2021 or earlier if possible.

Motorists heading south of the city following the Orioles game on Friday, August 20th, should be advised that the southbound lanes of MD-295 will remain open until midnight.  After this time, motorists should utilize the southbound I-95 detour route until all lanes of MD-295 are reopened to traffic following the weekend demolition work.

During the closure, all southbound Russell Street traffic destined for MD-295 will be detoured onto I-95 south, and all northbound MD-295 traffic will be diverted onto I-695 to I-95 north.  While this portion of MD-295 is closed, various access ramps to MD-295 will also be closed to prevent traffic from approaching the work zone, including:

  • Southbound I-95 ramp to MD-295 south
  • Eastbound Monroe Street ramp to MD-295 south
  • Manokin Street ramp to MD-295 south
  • Annapolis Road ramp to MD-295 south
  • I-695 exit ramps to MD-295 north

The weekend closure of MD-295 may cause congestion and delays on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and along the detour routes.  Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead for the closure by allowing additional travel time and using alternate routes into and out of Baltimore City.

Detours during the MD 295 closure:

  • Southbound MD-295/Russell Street traffic will be detoured onto I-95 South.
  • Northbound MD-295 that is destined for Baltimore City will be detoured onto I-695 west to I-95 North to Russell Street.

A full list of suggested detour routes during the MD-295 closure and various ramp closures, along with project information and updates can be found at 295TripleBridges.com.

Traffic Modifications for Baltimore Orioles Home Games

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists that temporary road closures and parking restrictions will be implemented this weekend for the Baltimore Orioles home games against the Atlanta Braves which will be held at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

In preparation for Friday evening’s game, the following streets will be closed on Friday, August 20, 2021 starting at approximately 4:00 p.m.:

  • Eutaw Street from Pratt to Camden Streets
  • Camden Street from Howard to Russell Streets
  • Lee Street from Ramp D to Russell Street
  • Hamburg Street from Russell to Leadenhall Streets
  • Washington Boulevard from Paca to Greene Streets
  • Left lane closure along northbound Russell Street from Lee to Pratt Streets

In addition, the following parking restrictions will be implemented on Friday, August 20, 2021 beginning at 4:00 p.m.:

  • East side of Greene Street from Lombard Street to Washington Boulevard
  • East side of Eutaw Street from Pratt to Lombard Streets
  • North side of Conway Street from Charles to Sharp Streets

The road closures and parking restrictions listed above will also be implemented for the Orioles home games on Saturday, August 21, 2021 starting at approximately 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday, August 22, 2021 starting at approximately 10:00 a.m.

Transportation Enforcement Officers will be stationed at key intersections to assist with the movement of traffic in the downtown area.  Motorists traveling in this vicinity should be on the watch for pedestrians, especially when approaching designated crosswalks.

Weekend Road Closures and Parking Restrictions in Fells Point

This weekend, temporary road closures and parking restrictions will be implemented in Fells Point.

Starting on Friday, August 20, 2021 and continuing each evening through Sunday, August 22, 2021, all through traffic will be restricted in Fells Point from approximately 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. within the following geographical boundaries:

  • South of Aliceanna Street
  • North of Thames Street
  • East of S. Bond Street
  • West of S. Ann Street

In addition, various parking restrictions will be implemented in Fells Point throughout the weekend.  Fells Point visitors and residents should pay close attention to all posted parking restrictions and avoid parking in restricted areas.

Residential Permit Parking will be strictly enforced throughout the weekend in Fells Point (RPP Area 16) and vehicles parked in violation will be ticketed.  Fells Point Residential Permit Parking in Area 16 will be enforced along the following roadways:

• Aliceanna Street     • Broadway

• Fleet Street              • Shakespeare Street

• Ann Street               • Thames Street

• Lancaster Street     • Dallas Street

• Bethel Street           • Wolfe Street

• Register Street        • Durham Street

• Bond Street             • Fell Street

To ensure that Fells Point residents have access to parking near their homes, residents will be allowed to access areas closed to through traffic with their ‘Area 16’ Residential Parking permits.

Motorists should be aware that additional road closures and parking restrictions may be implemented in the vicinity of Fells Point throughout the weekend if needed.  Motorists traveling in this area should be on the watch for changing traffic patterns and are encouraged to use alternate routes.

Lane Closures Along the Southbound Jones Falls Expressway

This Saturday, temporary lane closures will be implemented along the southbound Jones Falls Expressway for street lighting work and inlet cleaning.

On Saturday, August 21, 2021, temporary right lane closures will be implemented along the southbound Jones Falls Expressway between the county line and Fayette Street from approximately 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., weather permitting.  In addition, the following entrance and exit ramps to and from the southbound Jones Falls Expressway will also intermittently close during this time:

  • 28th Street
  • Druid Park Drive
  • Falls Road

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

St. Paul Street (Lower Level) Lane Closures

This Saturday, temporary lane closures will be implemented along a portion of St. Paul Street (lower level) for a crane lift operation.

On Saturday, August 21, 2021, temporary lane closures will be implemented along the lower level St. Paul Street between Saratoga and Pleasant Streets from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., weather permitting.

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

E. Baltimore Street Crane Operation

This Saturday, a portion of E. Baltimore Street will be closed for a crane lift operation.

On Saturday, August 21, 2021, E. Baltimore Street will be closed to through traffic between Aisquith Street and S. Central Avenue from approximately 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with detours and parking restrictions in effect, weather permitting.

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

Traffic Modifications for the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar

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

On Sunday, August 22, 2021 the following streets will be closed to through traffic from approximately 5:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with detours in effect:

  • Hillen Street from Fallsway to Holliday Street
  • Holliday Street from Pleasant Street to Saratoga Street
  • Holliday Street at Pleasant Street off ramp left lane closure

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

W. Northern Parkway Lane Closures

This Sunday, temporary lane closures will be implemented along W. Northern Parkway for utility work.

On Sunday, August 22, 2021, temporary lane closures will be implemented along east and westbound W. Northern Parkway between Falls Road and Charles Street from approximately 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following morning, weather permitting.  These lane closures will again be implemented on Monday, August 23 and Tuesday, August 24, 2021 during the same timeframe, weather permitting.

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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