BALTIMORE (WMAR) — The Baltimore City Department of Transportation has announced commercial vehicle restrictions and traffic modifications for the City’s New Year’s Eve Spectacular at the Inner Harbor.
Temporary restrictions will be in effect from 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, until 2:00 a.m. the following morning.
During that time, commercial vehicles will not be allowed in the downtown Inner Harbor areas with except for local deliveries. Tanker trailers however, will be strictly prohibited even for those making deliveries. Cabs, buses and other mass transit vehicles are exempt.
All restrictions including for parking will be strictly enforced, so travelers should pay close attention to posted street signs and detours.
The following streets will be affected:
Fayette Street from Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (MLK) to President Street (no commercial vehicles will be allowed to travel on or south of Fayette Street)
President Street from Aliceanna to Fayette Streets (no commercial vehicles will be allowed to travel on or west of President Street)
Light Street from Pratt Street to Key Highway
Key Highway from Light to McComas Streets
Hanover Street from McComas to Montgomery Streets (no commercial vehicles will be allowed on or north of McComas Street, including Hanover Street)
Pratt and Lombard Streets from Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to President Street
I-395 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. split to Pratt Street (no commercial vehicles will be permitted on I-395)
The following streets will be closed from 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 until event traffic clears:
Pratt Street will be closed at Charles Street – Pratt Street traffic will be diverted north on Charles Street to continue east on Baltimore Street.
Lombard Street will be closed at President Street – Lombard Street traffic will be diverted north on President Street to continue west on Fayette Street.
The following streets will be closed from approximately 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 until event traffic clears:
Northbound Light Street will close at Lee Street – Northbound Light Street traffic will be diverted west onto Lee Street to continue north on Charles Street.
Southbound Light Street will close at Lombard Street – Southbound Light Street traffic will be diverted west onto Lombard Street to continue south on Greene Street.
Northbound I-395 traffic at Conway Street will be diverted north on Howard Street. No access will be allowed onto eastbound Conway Street.
The following lane closures will be implemented at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 until 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 01, 2020 for emergency vehicle use only:
West side of Charles Street from Conway to Fayette Streets
West side of Light Street from Fayette to Conway Streets
The following parking restrictions will be in effect from 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 until 3:00 a.m. the next morning.
Gay Street from Pratt to Fayette Streets
Calvert Street from Pratt to Fayette Streets
Baltimore Street from Charles to Gay Streets
South side of Key Highway from Light to William Streets
Those attending the New Year's event are strongly encouraged to use public transportation including the Light Rail, metro subway and the Charm City Circulator.
Anyone driving down, should park at commercial parking facilities and avoid area neighborhoods. Violators will be ticketed and towed.
Transportation Enforcement Officers along with the Baltimore City Police Department will be working throughout the downtown area directing traffic.