Here's what to look out for if you're traveling in the Baltimore metropolitan area this week, based on information from state and local highway agencies and the Mass Transit Administration. The list of highway projects includes only newly announced work, not ongoing construction, which is currently extensive on several highways, including Interstate 95, U.S. 50/301 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.
New highway projects
Saratoga Street at Howard Street is closed until 5 a.m. tomorrow.
* Eastbound Mulberry Street at Park Avenue reduced to one lane because of construction.
* Dolphin Street between Howard Street and Mount Royal Avenue now one-way westbound. Traffic coming from south via Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard destined for northbound Jones Falls Expressway continues east to Chase Street, east on Chase BTC to Cathedral Street, then north at the 1100 block of Cathedral to Mount Royal Avenue and the expressway.
Bus route changes
The MTA has scheduled the following changes in bus routes for this week. For more information, call 539-5000; TTY for the hearing-impaired, 539-3497.
Nos. 1 (northbound), 2 (westbound), 5 (northbound), 8 University of Maryland Transit Center (southbound), 35 (westbound), 36 (southbound) and 91 (northbound) -- Effective 7 p.m. Friday and continuing until 5 a.m. Monday, and again from 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, and continuing until 5 a.m. Monday, May 6. Fayette Street at Howard Street will be closed for construction of the Central Light Rail Line. The bus lines will travel via regular route westbound on Fayette to Liberty Street, south on Liberty, south on Hopkins Place, west on Lombard Street, north on Eutaw Street to Fayette, then via regular route.
No. 11 -- Today from 9 to 11:30 a.m., the Johns Hopkins Spring Fair Footrace will cause the following diversion: Southbound, via regular route on Charles Street to University Parkway, east on University, south on St. Paul Street, west on 29th Street, south on Maryland Avenue, then via regular route. No change in northbound service.
Return to regular route
Nos. 2, 5, 8, 20, 35, 36, 91, 150 and 160 -- Effective Wednesday, these lines will return to their regular routes. Also, the transit stop eastbound on Baltimore Street at the far side of Calvert Street will be used again during evening hours.
Nos. 15 and 23 -- Until 5 a.m. tomorrow, the intersection of Howard and Saratoga streets will be closed because of construction of the Central Light Rail Line, necessitating the following changes: Westbound via regular route on Saratoga to Park Avenue, north on Park, west on Franklin Street, south on Eutaw Street, west on Saratoga, then via regular route. Eastbound, via regular route on Saratoga to Eutaw, north on Eutaw, east on Centre Street, south on Cathedral Street, east on Saratoga, then via regular route.