BALTIMORE, Md. - Through Labor Day, expect traffic delays throughout portions of Baltimore City, in preparation for the 2013 Grand Prix of Baltimore, which takes place Labor Day weekend on Aug. 30 through Sept. 1.
According to the Baltimore Department of Transportation, the street closures began at 9 p.m. Monday on some of the race roadways. As the week progresses, additional closures along the course will be implemented. Then on Thursday, all roadways along the race route will be closed to traffic throughout the day.
Motorists are strongly encouraged to plan alternate routes via the north, east or west. Starting on Thursday evening and continuing throughout the weekend, downtown traffic will lighten significantly and citizens are encouraged to enjoy all the festivities and venues that downtown Baltimore has to offer.
Follow ABC2 News on Facebook and Twitter.
Motorists headed for downtown destinations should know the road closures and plan ahead, use alternate routes, and allow additional travel time. Although detours will be in place along the race route, downtown Baltimore and the surrounding neighborhoods will be accessible and open for business.
For additional traffic information and maps detailing the 2013 Grand Prix of Baltimore closings, visit www.gptraffic.com . All roadways are expected to be reopened to traffic by 6 a.m. on Sept. 3.
Motorists should be advised that all parking restrictions and residential permit parking regulations in the downtown area will be strictly enforced. Patrons choosing to drive to the event should park at commercial lots and avoid area neighborhoods.
Citizens with questions concerning the location of their vehicle should call 311. Patrons attending the race who have not purchased parking passes are strongly encouraged to use public transportation including mass transit, light rail, the metro subway or the Charm City Circulator.
The following roadways will close at 9 p.m. Monday:
Transit operations will also be modified. For a listing of changes, visit http://www.mta.maryland.gov.
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Buy Local Buy Maryland
Buy Local, Buy Maryland is a customer savings club that features locally owned businesses. Card holders can save money by shopping in the stores featured in this exclusive program!
Inside the Baltimore Police Department's watch center is the hub from which city police can view hundreds of crime cameras, pull up street corners and follow suspicious activity sometimes in progress; fancy hardware increasingly complimenting witty software.
ABC2 Investigators uncover Baltimore Police officers making huge amounts of overtime as the agency downplays the total amount spent on OT.
Scripps reviewed dozens of lawsuits and spoke with former insiders who all allege the companies that handle Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s asbestos and pollution claims, wrongfully delay or deny payment to cancer victims...
More Baltimore City News
The man charged with running down and killing Matthew Hersl in front of city hall this past spring was sentenced to 11 years in jail after he entered a guilty plea Thursday, according to the Baltimore City State’s Attorney Office.