2017 Artscape Road Closures – Traffic Congestion; July 21 – 23
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2017 Artscape Road Closures – Traffic Congestion; July 21 – 23

Street closures and parking restrictions in effect for Artscape 2017, Baltimore’s annual celebration of the arts. The event will take place in the vicinity of the Maryland Institute College of Art along Mount Royal Avenue on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 21 – 23, 2017.

With over 350,000 people expected to attend, patrons are strongly encouraged to use public transportation, including mass transit, the light rail, park & ride facilities and the Charm City Circulator. The Mount Royal Light Rail stop is located in the heart of the festival and will operate with extended hours throughout the weekend.

In preparation for the event, a variety of traffic modifications will be implemented in the vicinity of the festival. Parking will be restricted within the festival area. Motorists should be aware that residential permit parking regulations will be strictly enforced.

The following street will be closed starting at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2017 and will remain closed until 6:00 a.m. on Monday, July 24, 2017:

Starts: Thursday, July 20 at 10am
Ends: Monday, July 24 at 6am

N. Charles Street, 1300-1800 blocks
Closed from Preston Street to North Avenue
NOTE: Charles Street detour at Biddle Street
NOTE: local traffic permitted only in 1200 block of N. Charles Street, between Biddle and Preston streets; do not bag meters in 1200 block of N. Charles Street

Lafayette Avenue
Closed from Maryland Avenue to St. Paul Street
NOTE: local traffic permitted only for access to gas station and Schuler School (at St. Paul Street and E. Lafayette Avenue)
NOTE: bag meters on north-side
Closed between Rutter Street and Mount Royal Avenue
Curb lane closed between Lovegrove and Charles streets (north-side)

Lanvale Street
Closed from Maryland Avenue to Lovegrove Street
NOTE: Amtrak parking lot accessible, only via St. Paul and Lanvale streets
Closed between Rutter Street and Mount Royal Avenue

E. Mount Royal Avenue
Closed between Charles and St. Paul streets, north-side; unit block
NOTE: I-83 exit ramp to Mount Royal Avenue closed

Park Avenue / Biddle Street
Closed behind the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, from Howard to Cathedral streets

E. Preston Street
Closed between Charles and St. Paul streets, north-side curb lane

Special Penn Drive Traffic Chute
Once Charles Street closes, a special traffic chute will be created using traffic cones during non-festival hours, to allow vehicles from Penn Drive to gain access to the I-83 ramp; right turns onto N. Charles Street will still be restricted during these times.
The special chute will be open:
•    Thursday, July 20 from 12am to Friday, July 21 at 8am
•    Saturday, July 22 from 12am to 9:30am
•    Sunday, July 23 from 12am to 9:30am

Starts: Friday, July 21 at 9am
Ends: Monday, July 24 at 6am

Falls Road
Closed from W. Lafayette Avenue to Maryland Avenue

Maryland Avenue, 1300-1800 blocks
Closed from North Avenue to Preston Street
NOTE: local traffic permitted only for The Fitzgerald Garage at North Avenue (local traffic should not proceed unless they are parking in this garage)
NOTE: bike lane included in closures
NOTE: intersection of Mount Royal Avenue and Maryland Avenue closed until 6am on Monday, July 24

Maryland Avenue, I-83 Ramp Closed

E. North Avenue, Unit block
Curb lane closed from Charles Street to St. Paul St; meters bagged

W. Preston Street
Closed from Maryland Avenue to Cathedral Street
NOTE: local traffic permitted only to Meyerhoff Symphony Garage on Cathedral Street

SPECIAL TRAFFIC PATTERNS:
NOTE: Special one- and two-way traffic patterns will be implemented along various roadways in the vicinity of the festival, to provide local access for area residents throughout the event.

Monday, July 17, Cathedral Street-1300 block    
Temporary two-way traffic on east-side of street, for access in/out of Meyerhoff Symphony Garage; access from Preston Street
NOTE: west-side curb lane is closed

Thursday, July 20, W. Lafayette Avenue-100 block  
Two-way traffic for vehicles to get in/out of city yards and local businesses

Thursday, July 20, Park Avenue
Temporary two-way traffic on street, for access in/out of Symphony Center Garage (1020 Park Avenue); access from Cathedral and Howard streets

Friday, July 21, Maryland Avenue 
Temporary two-way traffic, from Oliver Street to North Avenue
NOTE: northbound traffic MUST make a RIGHT TURN at North Avenue

Sunday, July 23, The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation   
On Sunday, July 23 from 9am-12pm, Maryland Avenue will be converted to a two-way traffic pattern from Preston Street to Mount Royal Avenue, for morning church services. Congregation members trying to access the church should follow St. Paul Street to Preston Street, then wrong-way on Maryland Avenue to the parking lot.

Traffic directed off I-83 south should also follow this special traffic pattern:
From St. Paul Street, right on Preston Street, then wrong-way on Maryland Avenue to the parking lot.

For additional information; http://www.artscape.org/plan-your-visit/traffic-modifications


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