Marathon events close streets, restrict parking along downtown route

October 13, 2007

The marathon — Baltimore transportation officials are planning an extensive array of street closures across the city today for the 7th annual Under Armour/Baltimore Marathon.

The marathon -- as well as a variety of other shorter races -- is set to begin at 8 a.m. from Russell and Camden streets. The city advises drivers to avoid the marathon route, which is in the central business district as well as parts of East and South Baltimore. If drivers must travel near the route, the city advises using the Jones Falls Expressway.

Street closures planned for today include:

From 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Paca Street from Pratt to Lombard streets.

From 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Russell Street from Hamburg to Pratt streets.

From 7 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Eutaw Street from Pratt to Camden streets; and Camden Street from Russell to Howard streets.

From 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Paca Street from Lombard to McCulloh streets.

From 7:10 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., McCulloh Street from Paca Street to Druid Park Lake Drive.

From 7:20 a.m. to 10 a.m., Druid Park Lake Drive, from McCulloh to 28th streets, and St. Paul/Light streets from 28th Street to Key Highway.

From 7:35 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Key Highway from Light Street to Lawrence Street to Fort Avenue.

From 7:40 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Fort Avenue, around Fort McHenry and back to Lawrence Street.

From 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Key Highway from Lawrence to Light streets.

From 8:05 a.m. to noon, Light Street from Pratt to President to Lancaster streets.

From 8:10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Lancaster Street from President to Boston streets.

From 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Boston Street from Lakewood Avenue to O'Donnell Street; from Aliceanna to Linwood Avenue.

From 8:20 a.m. to 12:50 p.m., Linwood Avenue from O'Donnell to Madison streets.

From 8:25 a.m. to 1 p.m., Madison Street from Linwood to Washington Street to St. Lo Drive.

From 8:35 a.m. to 1:35 p.m., Harford Road from St. Lo Drive to Pelham Avenue.

From 8:40 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lake Montebello to 33rd St. to Guilford Avenue.

From 8:50 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Guilford Avenue to 28th St. to Howard Street

From 8:55 a.m. to 3 p.m., Howard St. from 28th to MLK Blvd.

From 9:05 a.m. to 3:20 p.m., Eutaw St. to finish.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Key Highway from Cross to Light streets.

From 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Central Avenue from Gough to Bank streets.

From 12:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Pratt Street from Calvert to Exeter streets; Exeter Street from Pratt to Bank streets; and Bank Street from Exeter Street to Central Avenue.

Traffic along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will remain open in both directions during the marathon, transportation officials said.

The department of transportation also announced parking restrictions in several areas. They are:

From 2 a.m. until 2 p.m., both sides Linwood Avenue, from Eastern Avenue to Fayette Street

From 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., both sides of Camden Street, from Russell to Howard streets.

From 7 a.m. until 2 p.m., the north side of Boston Street, Aliceanna Street to Lakewood Avenue.

From 8 a.m. until noon, both sides of the upper level of St. Paul Street, from Franklin to Saratoga streets; the east side William Street, from Warren Street to Key Highway; and both sides of Cuba Street, from Towson to Hull streets.

From 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., 33rd Street from Hillen Road to Guilford Avenue.

From 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., the north side of Pelham Avenue, from Harford Road to Lake Montebello Drive.

Towing will be in effect in those areas, according to the city. For more information on road closures and parking restrictions, go to balti morecity.gov. To see a map of the marathon route, go to baltimoresun.com/marathon.

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