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Traffic Modifications for the 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade 

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists of the street closures and parking restrictions in effect for the 14th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. The parade will be held on Monday, January 20, 2014 beginning at 12:00 noon, rain or shine.

The parade will step off at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Eutaw Street, and proceed south along Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to Baltimore Street where it will disband.

In preparation for the event, the following streets will be closed to through traffic on Monday, January 20, 2014 with parking prohibited:

  • Franklin Street between Greene Street and Fremont Avenue from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Access to westbound Route 40 will be maintained.
  • Eutaw Street between Dolphin Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
  • Preston Street between Madison Avenue and Howard Street from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
  • Madison Street between Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Dolphin Street from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
  • Baltimore Street between Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Poppleton Street from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
  • Fremont Avenue between Baltimore and Fayette Streets from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
  • Southbound Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard between Eutaw and Lombard Streets from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
  • The left lane of northbound Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard between Lombard and Eutaw Streets from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
  • Southbound Pennsylvania Avenue between Preston Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

The following parking restrictions will be implemented on Monday, January 20, 2014 from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.:

  • Eutaw Street from Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to Dolphin Street
  • Madison Avenue from Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to Dolphin Street
  • Preston Street from Madison Avenue to Eutaw Street
  • Baltimore Street from Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to Poppleton Street
  • Fremont Avenue from Baltimore to Fayette Streets

 

Citizens attending the parade are encouraged to arrive early and use parking facilities in the surrounding areas. During the event, Special Traffic Enforcement Officers (STEO’s) will assist the Baltimore City Police with the flow of traffic at intersections along the parade route. Motorists traveling in this vicinity should be advised that temporary traffic stops may be implemented during the event for the safety of parade participants. Commuters should expect delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes.

Contacts


William M. Johnson
Director
417 E. Fayette Street
5th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 396-6802

Frank Murphy - Senior Advisor

Charles “Chuck” Lattuca - Deputy Director, Engineering and Development

Lindsay Wines - Deputy Director, Administration

Veronica McBeth - Transit Bureau Chief

Richard Hooper - Operations Bureau Chief

Barbara Zektick - General Counsel

For Public Relations Information:
Adrienne Barnes or Kathy Dominick at (410) 361-9296