Work on Lombard, President could delay traffic
Milling and paving work has resumed along Lombard Street on the east side of downtown, and the city Department of Transportation is warning about delays and urging motorists to us alternate routes.
The work, which will take place between President and Calvert streets, will leave three lanes of Lombard open, according to the dpartment. Much of the work is expected to be done in off-peak hours to reduce congestion.
Nevertheless, the city is recommending alternate routes for people traveling through downtown to other destinations. For what it's worth, the suggested routes move a lot more briskly than those that run through the heart of downtown.
Here they are:
Commuters traveling from east or southeast Baltimore destined for points west or south of the downtown area (ie. the stadiums, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, Washington D.C., etc.) should take Central Avenue to Orleans Street (which becomes Franklin Street) and then to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. This leads to Route 295 (Russell Street) and I-395.
Commuters traveling from the north along the Jones Falls Expressway (I-83) with the same destinations should exit at North Avenue, proceed onto Mt. Royal Avenue, then bear right on Cathedral Street and turn right onto Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.