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Roads closed in Baltimore for Casey Cares Run, Caribbean Fest and other events

Roads closed in Baltimore for Casey Cares Run, Caribbean Fest and other events
Posted at 4:33 PM, Jul 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-12 16:33:10-04

A busy weekend in Baltimore will see roads closed around the city, the Department of Transportation said. 

The Casey Cares Foundation 5k Run and Walk, held Saturday, July 14 between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., will closed roads around the Inner Harbor and Camden Yards, where the race ends.

One lane will be coned off and closed to traffic along the race's route, which goes from Lee Street, east to Conway Street, right on Light Street, left on Key Highway, turning around at Cross Street, heading back west on Key Highway, left on Battery Avenue, right on Montgomery Street, left on Hanover Street, right on Hamburg Street, cross the bridge, then turn right between M&T Bank Stadium and Oriole Park, left on Lee Street, and right on the service road leading to the tunnel entrance for the ballpark.

Key Highway will be closed at Lawrence Street, with westbound traffic detoured onto Fort Avenue. Northbound Light Street will have westbound traffic diverted onto E. Hughes Street.

Also Saturday, the Caribbean Festival kicks off with a Parade at 1 p.m. The procession starts in the 1100 block of E. 33rd Street, heading east on 33rd Street, right on The Alameda, across Harford Road and into Clifton Park via St. Lo Drive. All streets along the parade route will be closed until 5 p.m.

Parking restrictions will be in effected for eastbound E. 33rd Street between Ellerslie and Ednor Avenues starting at 10:30 a.m., and for southbound The Alameda between E. 33rd Street and Harford Road from starting at 12:45 a.m. Restrictions will be lifted after the parade passes. 

The Caribbean Festival will take place in Clifton Park Saturday and Sunday, closing St. Lo Drive from Indian Lane to Sinclair Lane from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day.

Two crane lifts will also affect city streets Saturday. Wolfe Street will be temporarily closed between Ashland Avenue and Madison Street from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. Detours will be in effect. A similar operation on Calvert Street will cut the road down to one lane of traffic between Redwood and Baltimore Streets from 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Outside of the city, temporary single left lane closures will affect I-295 Saturday and Sunday between Bush Street and the county line from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In all cases, motorists are advised to avoid the areas if possible, and to exercise caution when navigating the detours and closures.