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 continuing 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
Moravia Road made one-way: Effective about May 22, Moravia will be made one-way eastbound between Harford Road and Walther Avenue for three months because of a resurfacing project. Detour: Southbound traffic will proceed south on Walther, west on Parkside Drive and north on Harford to Moravia; northbound traffic will detour to Harford.
Baltimore Street at Eutaw: closed until 5 a.m. May 20. Traffic detour: north on Eutaw Street, east on Saratoga Street, south on Liberty Street and east on Baltimore.
Franklin Street at Charles: Franklin closed west of Charles Street until 6 p.m. today. Detour: west on Franklin, north on Charles, west on Mount Vernon Place and south on Cathedral Street.
Madison Street at Cathedral: closed 7 a.m. May 19 until 3 p.m. May 21. Detour: west on Madison, south on Cathedral, west on Franklin and north on Paca Street to McCulloh Street. Short-term closures for light-rail construction.
* Northbound Park Avenue at Mulberry Street: Park reduced to one lane.
* Dolphin Street between Howard Street and Mount Royal Avenue now one-way westbound. Traffic coming south via Martin Luther King Boulevard destined for northbound Jones Falls Expressway continues east to Chase Street, east on Chase to Cathedral, then north at the 1100 block of Cathedral to Mount Royal and the JFX.
Bus route changes
The MTA has scheduled these changes in bus routes this week. For more information, call 539-5000; TTY for the hearing-impaired, 539-3497.
No. 31 -- Because of the Arbutus Arts Festival today, these diversions will be in effect between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. Westbound via regular route south and east on Linden Avenue to East Drive, south and east on Linden, south and west on Old Sulphur Spring Road, west on Sulphur Spring Road, south on Carville Avenue, then via regular route. Eastbound via regular route northbound on Oregon Avenue to Sulphur Spring, east on Sulphur Spring, north on Old Sulphur Spring, north and west on Linden to East Drive, then via regular route. Rain date for the festival is next Sunday.
No. 22 (Lakewood and O'Donnell service) -- From 6 p.m. Thursday until 11 p.m. Sunday, June 2, the St. Casimir's Church Carnival necessitates the following rerouting. Eastbound via regular route to O'Donnell Street and Linwood Avenue, north on Linwood, west on Dillon Street, south on Lakewood Avenue and east on O'Donnell to Streeper Street.
Effective until 5 a.m. tomorrow and again from 7 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. next Monday, Baltimore at Howard will be closed for the construction of the future Central Light Rail Line. This closure -- and the closure of Baltimore between Lombard and Pratt streets necessitates these temporary reroutings.
No. 1 -- Southbound via regular route eastbound on Baltimore to Greene Street, south on Greene, east on Pratt, south on Light Street, then via regular route.
Nos. 2, 8 (University of Maryland Transit Center), 11, 20, 35 and 36 -- Eastbound, via regular route to Baltimore and Greene, south on Greene, east on Pratt, north on Charles, east on Baltimore, then via regular route.
Nos. 5, 10, 19, 27 and 91 -- Eastbound via regular route to Eutaw and Baltimore, south on Eutaw, west on Lombard, south on Greene, north on Charles, east on Baltimore, then via regular route.
Return to regular route
Nos. 2, 5, 8, 20, 35, 36, 91, 140, 150 and 160 -- These bus lines have resumed their regular routes on Baltimore Street between Light and Gay streets instead of diverting to Pratt Street.