Opening day for Orioles to disrupt downtown traffic

Officials announce parking restrictions, road closures for Monday's game

April 01, 2005|By Baltimoresun.com Staff

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation has announced several traffic and parking alerts that will be in effect Monday for the Orioles' season-opening baseball game.

The Orioles play the Oakland Athletics at 3:05 p.m.

Parking restrictions and neighborhood permit parking regulations will be strictly enforced on game day, officials warned. Anyone without a parking permit for the Oriole Park at Camden Yards stadium lots is strongly encouraged to use public transportation.

"Mass transit is a great way for O's fans to get to the ballpark," said Alfred H. Foxx, director of the Department of Transportation.

Those driving to the game are urged to avoid parking in area neighborhoods and to use the public parking facilities located north of the stadium. Parking control agents will enforce all posted restrictions, and illegally parked vehicles may be ticketed and towed, authorities said.

Commuters are also urged to watch for pedestrians headed to the game, especially when approaching crosswalks downtown.

The following parking restrictions will be in effect from 6 a.m. until midnight on Monday:

Both sides of Pratt Street from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Paca Street East side of Greene Street from Lombard Street to Washington Boulevard North side of Lombard Street from Eutaw to Paca streets East side of Eutaw Street from Lombard to Pratt streets Both sides of Eutaw Street from Pratt Street to Camden Yards Both sides of Camden Street from Howard to Russell streets North side of Conway Street from Charles to Sharp streets West side of St. Paul Street from Baltimore to Lombard streets North side of Lombard Street from Charles to Light streets

The following streets will be closed:

Eutaw Street from Camden to Pratt streets beginning at 11 a.m. Camden Street from Howard to Russell streets beginning at 11 a.m. Camden Street from Russell Street to Washington Boulevard beginning at noon Lee Street from Ramp D to Russell Street beginning at noon

Also starting at noon, Hamburg Street from Russell to Leadenhall streets will be made one way in the eastbound direction before the game, and then one way westbound after the game.

April 1, 2005, 11:51 AM EST

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