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. Highway plans are subject to change because of weather or other factors.
New highway projects
The Hanover Street Bridge is closed to marine and vehicular traffic. This closure is to install new equipment at the drawbridge. The bridge will reopen at 5 a.m. May 6.
* Northbound Park Avenue at Mulberry Street: Park Avenue reduced to one lane due to construction.
* Dolphin Street between Howard Street and Mount Royal Avenue now one-way westbound. Traffic coming from south via Martin Luther King Boulevard destined for northbound Jones Falls Expressway continues east to Chase Street, east on Chase 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.
Walters Art Gallery Parade
Nos. 1, 3, 11 and 31: Because of a Walters Art Gallery parade from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today, the following diversions will be in effect:
No. 1: When northbound, buses will travel on Conway Street, Interstate 395, Howard Street, Lombard Street, Eutaw Street to Fayette Street instead of Charles and Fayette streets.
No. 3: When southbound, the line will terminate on Camden Street behind Festival Hall instead of the Inner Harbor. When northbound, buses will travel on Howard, Pratt Street, Calvert Street, Madison to Charles instead of Charles.
No. 11: When southbound, buses will travel via Eutaw, Pratt, Calvert, Madison to Charles instead of Baltimore and Charles.
No. 31: When northbound, buses will travel on Calvert between Pratt and Madison instead of Charles.
Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 23, 27, 28 (Mondawmin Service), 28 (State Center Service), 31, 35, 36, 43, 61, 62, 63, 64, 70, 91 and 210: Because of the Preakness Parade from 6:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, the following diversions will be in effect:
No. 1: Southbound service will use Hopkins Place, Sharp, Hill, and Hanover instead of Baltimore and Light streets. Northbound service will use Conway, I-395, Howard, Lombard, Eutaw and Fayette instead of Charles and Fayette.
No. 2: Eastbound service will terminate on Lombard Street between Hopkins Place and Howard Street behind the Baltimore Arena and will use Hopkins and Lombard instead of going to City Hall. Westbound service will originate on Lombard between Hopkins Place and Howard behind the Baltimore Arena and will use Lombard, Eutaw to Fayette instead of originating at City Hall.
No. 3: Southbound service will terminate on Lombard Streebetween Hopkins Place and Howard Street behind the Baltimore Arena and will use Preston, Dolphin, Druid Hill, Centre, Cathedral, Liberty, Hopkins, Lombard instead of going to the Inner Harbor. Northbound service will originate on Lombard between Hopkins Place and Howard behind the Baltimore Arena and will use Lombard, Eutaw, McCulloh, Dolphin, Park, Biddle to Charles instead of originating at the Inner Harbor.
Nos. 5, 20, 35, 36, 63 and 64: No change in route. Service will gthrough when breaks in the parade occur. Expect delays.
No. 7: Southbound service will operate eastbound on BaltimorStreet between Greene and President streets instead of Pratt Street.
No. 8: All southbound service will terminate and all northbounservice will originate westbound on Redwood Street between South and Calvert streets instead of the Inner Harbor or the University of Maryland Transit Center.
Nos. 10, 14, 28 (State Center Service) and 43 (5 to 9:30 p.m.)Northbound service will terminate and southbound service will originate southbound on Eutaw Street at Monument Street instead of State Center.
No. 11: Northbound service will use Eutaw, McCulloh, DolphinPark, Biddle to Charles instead of Baltimore and Charles. Southbound service will use Preston, Dolphin, Druid Hill and Centre to Cathedral instead of straight down Maryland and Cathedral.
Nos. 15 and 23: Will not operate on Saratoga between Calverand Eutaw streets, but will use Calvert/St. Paul, Preston/Biddle, Dolphin, Druid Hill/McCulloh and Eutaw.
No. 19: All southbound service will terminate and all northbounservice will originate on Redwood Street between South and Calvert streets instead of State Center. From 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., all southbound service will terminate and northbound service will originate southbound on Eutaw at Monument.
No. 21 (5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.): All eastbound service will operatstraight across Dolphin to Howard instead of Eutaw and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.