Here's what to look for while traveling in the Baltimore metropolitan area this week. This list of highway projects includes only newly announced work, not continuing construction, which is extensive on several highways, including Interstate 95, U.S. 50/301 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.
New highway projects
The Bloomingdale Road bridge is closed for two weeks for paving. Use Poplar Grove Street.
The northbound Jones Falls Expressway at Cold Spring Lane is reduced to one lane until 6 a.m. Monday. For about two weeks, beginning tomorrow, the expressway will be reduced to one lane as follows: weeknights 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and weekends 8 p.m. Fridays to 6 a.m. Monday.
Madison Street is closed at Broadway until 6 a.m. tomorrow. Local traffic should use Madison Street. Southbound Broadway will not be accessible from Madison Street. Detour: west on Madison, north on Washington Street, west on Eager Street, south on Caroline and west on Madison.
Bus route changes:
MTA bus routes changes. For more information, call 539-5000; TTY for the hearing-impaired, 539-3497.
On Thursday, July 4, buses will follow the Sunday schedule. The Baltimore Metro will be open between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. for the fireworks at the Inner Harbor.
No. 11 (Dunkirk Service) -- Effective today between 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Springlake Way (near the lakes) will be closed because of a festival. Northbound via regular route to Charles Street and Homeland Avenue, north on Charles, east on Northern Parkway, north on Springlake Way, then via regular route.
No. 31 -- Thursday, noon to 2 p.m., Carville Avenue from Tom Day Boulevard to Sulphur Spring Road, and East Drive from Sulphur Spring Road to Linden Avenue, will be closed because of a Fourth of July parade in Arbutus. Southbound via regular route on Leeds Avenue to Linden Avenue, northwest on Linden, southwest on Shelbourne Avenue, east on Sulphur Spring, south on Oakland Avenue, east on Elm Road (layover). Northbound, east on Elm, north on Ashbourne Road, north on Oakland Avenue, west on Sulphur Spring, northeast on Shelbourne, southeast on Linden, northeast on Leeds. Maiden Choice service, southbound via regular route southeast on Linden, southwest on Shelbourne, then via southbound route. Northbound to Shelbourne and Linden, northwest on Linden to regular route.
No. 15 -- Effective Saturday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Gay Street from Chase Street to Biddle Street will be closed because of the Cathedral Christian Academy Festival. All trips to Gay and North Avenue, Belair Road and Erdman Avenue, Belair Road and Frankford Avenue, and the Gardenville and Overlea loops will be rerouted. Eastbound via regular route, northbound on Broadway to Gay, north on Broadway, east on Biddle, north on Gay, then via regular route.
No. 23 -- Next Sunday, Old Eastern Avenue and Eastern Boulevard between Stemmers Run Road and Mace Avenue will be closed because of the Essex Recreation Council Independence Day Parade. Westbound via regular route on Old Eastern to Stemmers Run, north on Stemmers Run, west on Marlyn Avenue, west on Myrth Avenue, south on Mace Avenue, west on Eastern, then via regular route. Eastbound via regular route on Eastern to Mace, north on Mace, east on Myrth, north on Marlyn, south on Stemmers Run, east on Old Eastern, then via regular route.
Nos. 4, 20 (Dundalk service)
Reroutings for July 4 parade, Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
No. 4 -- Southbound via regular route to Dundalk Avenue and South Center Place, south on Dundalk, north on Sollers Point Road, east on Merritt Boulevard, south on Peninsula Expressway, then via regular route. Northbound via regular route to Peninsula Expressway and Merritt Boulevard, west on Merritt, south on Sollers Point, north on Dundalk to South Center, then via regular route.
No. 20 -- Southbound via regular route to Dundalk and Liberty Parkway, south on Dundalk, then into the Dundalk loop at Dundalk and Center Place (layover). Northbound from the Dundalk loop via north on Dundalk to Liberty, then via regular route.
Thursday, 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Frederick Road between Bloomsbury and Dutton avenues will be closed for Catonsville July 4 parade. Westbound via regular route to Frederick and Delray Avenue, north on Delray, west on Edmondson Avenue, south on Dutton to the Catonsville loop. Eastbound from the Catonsville loop via north on Dutton, east on Edmondson, south on Delray, east on Frederick, then via regular route.
Reroutings Thursday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., for Towson July 4 parade. The No. 8 (Towson service) will be short- serviced at Northern Parkway and York Road, and a temporary shuttle service will be established for passengers using the No. 8 to destinations north of Northern Parkway.