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Half marathon and holiday events cause several weekend road closures

Half marathon and holiday events cause several weekend road closures
Posted at 12:34 PM, Nov 29, 2018

A road race and two holiday-themed events will result in several temporary road closures in Baltimore over the weekend, the Baltimore City Department of Transportation said. 

A half marathon that begins and ends at the Canton Waterfront Park Saturday will affect traffic on several thoroughfares as it meanders through the city. The race begins at 7 a.m. Lane closures along the route will be in effect, as well as the permanent closing of the eastbound lanes of Boston Street between Fleet Street and Clinton Street, and the westbound lanes of Aliceanna Street between S. Exeter Street to Boston Street. 

The Christmas season kicks off at 1 p.m. Sunday with the Mayor's annual Christmas Parade in Hampden, resulting in street closures and parking restrictions. The parade route begins at Falls Road and Coldspring Lane, heading south along Falls Road, east on W. 36th Street, north on Chestnut Avenue, and ending at W. 37th Street. 

To accommodate the parade, the following road closures will be in effect:

  • The Falls Road Exit (Exit 8) from the northbound Jones Falls Expressway from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Motorists are advised to use the Northern Parkway exit. 
  • Falls Road from Cold Spring Lane to W. 36th Street – 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
  • 36th Street from Falls Road to Chestnut Avenue – 12:45 to 5:00 p.m. 
  • Chestnut Avenue from W. 36th Street to W. 37th Street – 12:45 to 5:00 p.m.

The following parking restrictions will also be implemented on Sunday, December 02, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.:

  • Falls Road between Cold Spring Lane and W. 36th Street 
  • 36th Street between Falls Road and Chestnut Avenue 
  • Chestnut Avenue between W. 36th Street and W. 37th Street 
  • The north side of W. 37th Street between Chestnut and Avenues 
  • The east side of Elm Avenue between W. 37th and W. 38th Streets 

Also Sunday, portions of Light Street will be closed for the Baltimore Chanukah Festival held at McKeldin Square in the Inner Harbor. Light Street will be closed in both directions between Pratt Street and Conaway Street from 10 a.m. until about 8 p.m.

Motorists are advised to avoid all of these areas and closures whenever possible, and to expect delays and additional vehicle and pedestrian traffic while traveling.