Traffic Modifications

Artscape After Hours
FESTIVAL BOUNDARIES:
•    Northern Boundary – North Avenue
•    Southern Boundary – Biddle Street
•    Eastern Boundary – St. Paul Street
•    Western Boundary – Howard Street

Note – Special Traffic Patterns: 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.

STREET CLOSURES:

Starts: Monday, July 16 at 7am
Ends: Tuesday, July 24 at 4pm


Cathedral Street, 1300 block                                                                     
Closed from W. Mount Royal Avenue to Preston Street
NOTE: local traffic permitted only to Meyerhoff Symphony Garage on Cathedral Street

Dolphin Street, 100 block                                                                        
Closed between Mount Royal Avenue and Howard Street, both sides

McMechen, Malster and Dickson streets                                                                 
Closed behind MICA Bunting Center and Fox Buildings

W. Mount Royal Avenue, unit block                                                                             
Closed on both sides
NOTE: I-83 exit ramp to Mount Royal Avenue closed

W. Mount Royal Avenue, 1100-1600 blocks                                                         
Closed from North Avenue to Saint Paul Street, both east and west bound

E. Mount Royal Avenue, unit block                                                                        
Closed from Charles Street to St. Paul Street, both east and west bound

W. Oliver Street, 100 block                                                                                
Closed between Maryland and Mount Royal avenues
NOTE: local traffic permitted only for access to Post Office and The Fitzgerald Garage
NOTE: bag all meters on both sides

W. Preston Street, 100 block                                                                             
Closed between Cathedral and Howard streets

W. Preston Street, unit block                                                                            
Curb lane closed between Cathedral Street and Maryland Avenue, north-side and south-side

E. Preston Street, unit block                                                                              
Curb lane closed between Charles and Lovegrove streets, north-side

Rutter Street
Closed from Mount Royal Avenue to Dolphin Street
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Starts: Thursday, July 19 at 10am
Ends: Monday, July 23 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

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)
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. 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 19 from 12am to Friday, July 20 at 8am
•    Saturday, July 21 from 12am to 9:30am
•    Sunday, July 22 from 12am to 9:30am

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Starts: Friday, July 20 at 9am
Ends: Monday, July 23 at 6am


Falls Road
Closed from W. Lafayette Avenue to Maryland Avenue

Maryland Avenue, 1300-1800 blocks  
Closed from North Avenue to Preston Street
Curb lane closed from Preston Street to Chase Street, west side
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 23

Maryland Avenue – I-83 Ramp Closed   

E. North Avenue, unit block
Curb lane closed from Charles Street to St. Paul St

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

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

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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 16, 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 19, W. Lafayette Avenue-100 block            
Two-way traffic for vehicles to get in/out of city yards and local businesses

Friday, July 20, Maryland Avenue 
Temporary two-way traffic, from Oliver Street to North Avenue
NOTE: northbound traffic MUST make a RIGHT TURN at North Avenue

Friday, 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

Sunday, July 22, The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation
On Sunday, July 22 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.

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