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Busy weekend in Baltimore City expected to cause heavy traffic in downtown

Posted at 3:29 PM, Jul 25, 2019

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore City Department of Transportation is urging drivers traveling through downtown Baltimore to plan for additional travel time due to expected heavy traffic on Friday and Saturday.

Multiple events are taking place in Baltimore this weekend and crews are working to reopen lanes on Pratt and Howard Street following the lane closures caused by repairs to an underground collapse.

Starting at noon on Friday, two lanes of Pratt Street will reopen at Howard Street. Drivers will be able to travel through the full stretch of Pratt Street in the downtown area, although it will be limited to two lanes of traffic at Howard Street. An additional two lanes of northbound Howard Street will also be opened. Drivers coming into Baltimore from northbound I-395 will be able to use both Conway Street and northbound Howard Street into the downtown area.

Following the lane reopening, Howard Street will be fully closed again to traffic between Lombard and Conway Streets starting at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2019. The two lanes of Pratt Street will stay open, but there will still be traffic in the southwest portion of the central business district south of Fayette Street and west of Charles Street.

MDOT MTA’s Light RailLink Service remains temporarily suspended between the North Avenue and Camden Yards stations. Although part of the Light RailLink is shutdown, trains will run as far north as the Camden Station.

The following events will held in downtown Baltimore on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27, 2019:

• Billy Joel concert at Oriole Park at Camden Yards – Friday night at 8:00 p.m.

• Ravens’ Open Practice at M&T Bank Stadium – Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m.

• Kem Concert at MECU Pavilion – Saturday evening at 8:00 p.m.

• WBA Boxing Match at Royal Farms Arena – Saturday evening at 9:00 p.m.

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