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City Transportation officials to meet with Charles Village neighbors to discuss 26th St repairs

Posted: 6:33 AM, Dec 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-13 08:01:14-05

Residents of East Baltimore's Charles Village neighborhood will finally get some answers about repairs to E. 26th Street.

Baltimore City Department of Transportation officials will host a meeting to discuss what went wrong and when part the road that collapsed on E. 26th Street will be fixed.

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It was November 26t when partof East 26th Street partially collapsed after a retaining wall gave way following heavy rain at the end of November. As a result of the collapse, traffic is still cut off between Calvert Street and Guilford Avenue.

Besides affecting drivers in the neighborhood, this collapse happened alongside a set of railroad tracks, so the Baltimore City Department of Transportation is working with the Department of Public Works and CSX transportation on making repairs.

After they assess the damage, the plan will be to build a new wall. When will that begin and how long will it take is still to be determined.

Hopefully, neighbors will get the answers to those questions Thursday night during a public meeting at Margaret Brent Elementary-Middle School from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

And you may remember this isn't the first time people who live around here have seen this type of damage. Back in 2014 another section of East 26th Street collapsed about two blocks from the current collapse.