Expect Calvert Street woes to continue Friday
If you drove into downtown Baltimore via Calvert Street a little after 9 a.m. this morning, you received a rude reception to the city. Two lanes of Calvert were closed between Pratt and Lombard streets for milling work connected with the Lombard Street resurfacing project. The result was a backup that went all the way back to Conway Street.
There could be more of the same Friday. According to city Transportation Department spokeswoman Cathy Chopper, the milling work on Calvert is expected to bleed over into tomorrow but be finished by the close of the day.
Next week, that block of Calvert will become part of the Lombard Street repaving operation, but that work is expected to take place between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., Chopper said.
No specific schedule was available, but Chopper said the repaving work on Calvert won't take nearly as long as that on Lombard, which is expected to continue for about two weeks. There might also be lane closings on Light Street and other intersections with Lombard.
The good news, according to Chopper, is that when the two weeks of repaving starting Monday are done, the entire Lombard Street project will be complete.
Those who want to avoid the milling work on Calvert tomorrow should avoid Conway and take alternate routes such as Martin Luther King Boulevard and Paca, Howard and Charles streets.