Closures in Annapolis tomorrow

January 16, 2007|By Andrew A. Green

Annapolis residents should be ready for street closures, parking restrictions and a 19-gun salute tomorrow during the inauguration festivities for Gov.-elect Martin O'Malley.

Bladen Street will be closed to southbound traffic from Rowe Boulevard starting at 6:30 a.m. tomorrow. College Avenue will be closed eastbound from Church Circle except for official traffic starting at 9:30 a.m. State Circle, School Street and Francis Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

More streets will be closed for the inaugural parade, which is expected to begin at 1:30 p.m. The parade route runs from the main gate of the Naval Academy to East Street to State Circle to North Street. The route turns left onto College Avenue, right onto Bladen Street and north to Rowe Boulevard.

Parking will not be allowed on the parade route beginning at 8 a.m. Vehicles parked on the route after 8 a.m. will be towed. The parade is expected to end at 3 p.m.

The Maryland National Guard plans a 19-gun salute for O'Malley during the inauguration, sometime between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. The guardsmen will take three practice shots about 9:30 a.m.

Public parking will be available at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Free shuttle buses will take inauguration attendees from the stadium lot to Lawyers Mall, just outside of the State House.

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