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Contact: Adrienne Barnes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 16, 2012
Traffic Modifications for Artscape 2012
The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists of the street closures and parking restrictions in effect for Artscape 2012, 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 20 – 22, 2012, rain or shine.
With over 350,000 people expected to attend this event, 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 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2012 and will remain closed until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, 2012:
The following streets will be closed at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, July 16, 2012 through 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2012:
The following streets will be closed at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 through 6:00 a.m. on Monday, July 23, 2012:
The following streets will be closed at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2012 through 6:00 a.m. Monday, July 23, 2012 (Impact begins on Charles Street):
The following streets will be closed at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, July 20, 2012 until 6:00 a.m. on Monday, July 23, 2012 (Impact begins on Maryland Avenue):
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 open:
Special Traffic Patterns:
Special one-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. Please note that on Sunday, July 22, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, Maryland Avenue will be converted to a two-way traffic from Preston Street to Mt. Royal Avenue for morning church services. Congregational members trying to access the church should follow St. Paul Street to Preston Street, then Maryland Avenue to the parking lot.
The Baltimore City Department of Transportation:
“Keeping Baltimore Moving Safely”