More downtown congestion expected
As if the double-lane closure on downtown Pratt Street weren't enough, the city Department of Transportation is planning a series of street closings downtown as part of the preparation for next year's Grand Prix auto race.
Staring at 7 a.m. Saturday and continuing for about two weeks, the city will close three of five lanes of southbound Light Street between Lombard and Pratt streets for resurfacing work on the intersection. Two of four lanes of northbound Light and Calvert streets will also be closed for similar work.
The city is suggesting the use of alternate routes because delays are expected.