Baltimore Traffic Modifications for the Maryland Cycling Classic on Sunday

| September 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Baltimore City Department of Transportation press release: 

All roads along the race route will be closed to traffic during the event with parking restrictions in effect; Motorists 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 TRAFFICRoadways 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 restrictionsthroughout 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.

Residents can visit the event website for additional information about the Maryland Cycling Classic.

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