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Portion of Fayette Street to temporarily close on Saturday for crane lift operation

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Posted at 7:53 PM, Dec 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-27 18:55:26-05

BALTIMORE — On Friday, The Baltimore City Department of Transportation announced that a portion of Fayette Street will temporarily close for a crane lift operation.

BGE is coordinating with the Baltimore City Office of Emergency Management and a crane contractor to safely remove two window maintenance platforms currently secured to the east-facing side of 2 Center Plaza in downtown Baltimore. The scaffolding was damaged as a result of the construction accident that occurred on Wednesday, while contractors were working on the building’s air handling and boiler system.

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Starting on Saturday, at 7:00 a.m., Fayette Street will be closed to traffic between Fayette Street and Charles Street with detours in effect. This portion of Fayette Street will remain closed until approximately 8:00 p.m. Saturday night.

Crane operations will continue Sunday morning and run through to early afternoon.

Detour signs will be posted in the downtown area and motorists traveling in this vicinity should watch out for changing traffic patterns. Commuters can expect delays and are strongly encouraged to use alternate routes.