Grand Prix road work slated to end before Feb.
The downtown Grand Prix road preparations that have been giving headaches to commuters and city residents for months is scheduled to wind up before February, city officials say.
The last of the work, which will be performed by the Department of Public Works, is expected to end by late January at the latest, said spokesman Kurt Kocher.
For now, according to the Baltimore Department of Transportation, Grand Prix-related construction is continuing on northbound Russell Street from Lee Street to Pratt Street. Other work is still in progress on Pratt Street from Greene Street to Calvert Street, on southbound Light Street from Pratt Street to Key Highway, and on Lee Street from Russell Street to the off-ramp from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, according to Transportation Department spokeswoman Adrienne Barnes.
The department's road work is expected to be finished in mid-December, Barnes said. After that, the public works crews take over to perform utility work. With a little luck, that will be all the work needed until the weeks leading up to the Labor Day weekend Indy Car event.