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Traffic plans for Baltimore during Moonrise, AFRAM festivals

Posted: 2:57 PM, Aug 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-10 18:57:28Z

If you plan on driving in Baltimore this weekend be prepared to hit a lot of traffic in certain areas.

Two music festivals are coming to Charm City, causing a number of traffic modifications. 

AFRAM Music Festival:

The African American Festival will take place Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12, 2018, at Druid Hill Park. Because of the large number of people expected to attend, officials urge you to use public transportation. 

How to get there:

  • The Metro SubwayLink serves the Mondawmin Transit Center along with numerous bus routes, and transit patrons arriving at Mondawmin are invited to walk a block or two west and catch the Afram Shuttle that departs from the Overflow Parking Lot starting at noon each day, making it easy for patrons to use mass transit to access the festival.  For information on the Metro SubwayLink or bus routes that stop at the Mondawmin Transit Center, click here.
  • For people that choose to drive, parking will be available in Druid Hill Park.  Motorists should enter the park near the Rawlings Conservatory and follow signs to the designated parking area.  Overflow parking will be available at Mondawmin Mall once the parking area is full in Druid Hill Park.  The overflow parking area is on the western part of the mall parking lot (near Tioga Parkway) and will be cordoned off and signed.  Citizens should follow signs at Mondawmin Mall to the designated parking area where a free shuttle service will be available to take patrons back and forth to the festival.  
  • In addition, bicycle racks will be available near the tennis courts in Druid Hill Park for people who chose to bike to the festival.
  • Lyft will be offering special discounts for patrons who share a ride to the event. New lyft riders can save $5 off their first two rides by using code AFRAM2018. 

During the festival, westbound Wyman Park Drive/Cedar Avenue/ East Drive will be closed to through traffic in Druid Hill Park, although drop-off for festival attendees will be permitted.   

Also, all posted parking restrictions in the vicinity of the park will be strictly enforced, and those who park in violation will be ticketed and relocated. If you have any questions concerning the location of their vehicle should call 311.  

Moonrise Festival:

The Moonrise Festival will also be on Saturday and Sunday, but it will be held at the Pimlico Race Course. Officials are also urging festival-goers to take public transportation. If you are planning on driving should park at commercial lots and avoid parking in area neighborhoods.  All posted parking restrictions will be strictly enforced and vehicles parked in violation will be ticketed and towed. 

Vehicles that are towed during the event will be relocated to Cylburn Avenue just south of Northern Parkway. If you have any questions call 311. 

In preparation for the festival, the following special traffic patterns and road closures will be implemented: 

  • Saturday, August 11, 2018 beginning at approximately 7:00 a.m. 
    • Rogers Avenue – Closed from W. Northern Parkway to Winner Avenue (Installation of jersey walls begins)
    • Park Heights Avenue – Left turning lane closed at Rogers Avenue, no eastbound traffic permitted  
    • Northern Parkway – Eastbound left lane closure from Park Heights Avenue to Greenspring Avenue 
    • Northern Parkway – Westbound right lane closure from Greenspring Avenue to Pimlico Road for “Triangle Lot” vehicle entry 
    • Northern Parkway – Closure of all median breaks from Park Heights to Rogers Avenue 
    • Hayward Avenue – Converted to one way inbound (eastbound) from Park Heights Avenue to Winner Avenue
    • Park Heights Avenue – Implementation of double left turning bay southbound onto Hayward Avenue 
    • Winner Avenue – One way conversion from Hayward Avenue to W. Northern Parkway 
    • Rogers Avenue – One way conversion from Winner Avenue to Park Heights Avenue 
    • Jones Falls Expressway – Installation of exclusive lanes both northbound and southbound for westbound traffic onto W. Northern Parkway to create continuous traffic flow 
    • Cylburn Avenue – Closed from Greenspring Avenue to W. Northern Parkway 
  • Saturday, August 11, 2018 beginning 8:00 p.m. 
    • Northern Parkway – Westbound closed at Falls Road to Park Heights Avenue 
    • Northern Parkway – Installation of westbound left lane closure from Bland Avenue extended through Winner Avenue 
    • Northern Parkway – Removal of eastbound left lane closure from Park Heights Avenue to Greenspring Avenue 
    • Park Heights Avenue – Removal of double turning bay onto Hayward Avenue 
    • Hayward Avenue – One way conversion westbound from Winner Avenue to Park Heights Avenue 
    • Jones Falls Expressway – Installation of right lane closure northbound to create exclusive lane for motorists traveling northbound on Jones Falls Expressway from W. Northern Parkway 
    • Pimlico Road – Closed from W. Northern Parkway to Ken Oak Road 
    • Pimlico Road – Creation of one way traffic pattern from Ken Oak Road to Cross Country Boulevard 
  • Sunday, August 12, 2018 beginning at approximately 7:00 a.m. (Ingress Traffic Plan)
    • Northern Parkway – Eastbound left lane closure from Park Heights Avenue to Greenspring Avenue 
    • Northern Parkway – Westbound right lane closure from Greenspring Avenue to Pimlico Road for “Triangle Lot” vehicle entry 
    • Northern Parkway – Closure of all median breaks from Park Heights to Rogers Avenue 
    • Hayward Avenue – Converted to one way inbound (eastbound) from Park Heights Avenue to Winner Avenue 
    • Park Heights Avenue – Implementation of double left turning bay southbound onto Hayward Avenue 
    • Winner Avenue – One way conversion from Hayward Avenue to W. Northern Parkway 
    • Rogers Avenue – One way conversion from Winner Avenue to Park Heights Avenue 
    • Jones Falls Expressway – Installation of exclusive lanes both northbound and southbound for westbound traffic onto W. Northern Parkway to create continuous traffic flow 
    • Cylburn Avenue – Closed from Greenspring Avenue to W. Northern Parkway 
  • Sunday, August 12, 2018 beginning at 8:00 p.m.
    • Northern Parkway – Westbound closed at Falls Road to Park Heights Avenue 
    • Northern Parkway – Installation of westbound left lane closure from Bland Avenue extended through Winner Avenue 
    • Northern Parkway – Removal of eastbound left lane closure from Park Heights Avenue to Greenspring Avenue 
    • Park Heights Avenue – Removal of double turning bay onto Hayward Avenue 
    • Hayward Avenue – Converted into one way outbound (westbound) from Winner Avenue to Park Heights Avenue 
    • Jones Falls Expressway – Installation of right lane closure northbound to create exclusive lane for motorists traveling northbound on Jones Falls Expressway from W. Northern Parkway 
    • Pimlico Road – Closed from W. Northern Parkway to Ken Oak Road 
    • Pimlico Road – Creation of one way traffic pattern from Ken Oak Road to Cross Country Boulevard