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26th Street Incident

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At approximately 4:15 on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 the retaining wall along the south side of 26th Street between Charles and St. Paul Streets collapsed onto the CSX tracks below A variety of city agencies including CSX personnel immediately responded to the scene. Debris and soil fell onto the CSX tracks, which damaged the railway and stopped all train traffic in this area. Utility lines including water, waste water, and gas lines were also damaged. Residents along this stretch of 26th Street were evacuated from homes as a precautionary measure and the roadway was closed to traffic.

On May 3rd installation of a temporary wall began. By June 7th, 65 piles had been installed, stabilizing the ground and allowed the residents to re-occupy their homes. The damaged utility lines had either been replaced or temporarily by-passed.

On June 9th, excavation work began to remove the debris and soil so that work could begin to reconstruct the permanent wall. Excavation is now nearly complete and we will be pouring the concrete for the first part of the foundation of the new permanent wall by the end of this week. This now begins the process of reconstructing the permanent wall.

Safe Routes to School

The Safe Route to School Program's objective is to provide safe passage from residence to school destination with minimum disruption by traffic dangers.

 

Northern Parkway/ Roland Avenue Improvements and Traffic Calming Project TR12314

Dear Community Members-
 
With school starting in the coming weeks, the Department of Transportation would like to assure school administrators, parents, staff and community members that we are making every effort to assure safety and open lines of communication while this project is completed. We are working closely with the Project Manager, and will be monitoring traffic and pedestrian patterns throughout the project.  We ask that pedestrians and motorist assist us by remaining alert in the project area. We ask that parents please obey parking restrictions as there will be strict enforcement. Please do not hesitate to contact us should concerns arise as the project is completed. Please be advised that the Department of Transportation will not have any lane closures around the school area during school drop off and pick up times.
 
Progress continues and the Project Manager advises that the contractor will be working on the following items over the next few weeks:
  • Continue to work on BM and Gilman Driveways
  • Continue with Signal work at BM and Gilman @ Northern Parkway
  • Started Curb and Gutter work on Roland Starting from Cold Spring heading towards Northern Parkway. This is on the  Median only at this time.
  • Coordinating Lane Closures with DPW contract. DOT lane Closures will be between 9 to 2:30 around schools. And 9 to 3 in other areas.
 
Midasco ( Signal Contract)
  • Starting Signal Work at Deepdene on Monday 8/18/14.
  • The signal at Roland and Gilman will start the week of 9/01/14
  • Lane Closure times will be 9 to 3. Except around School areas.
 
Currently the project is scheduled to be completed by Summer 2015 weather permitting, and barring no unforeseen circumstances. We thank community members in advance for your patience and cooperation as these improvements are completed.
 

Please do not hesitate to contact me at Kohl.Fallin@baltimorecity.gov or 443-984-4095 if you have any additional questions or concerns regarding this project. Updates can also be found on the Baltimore City Department of Transportation website

 

This is the number of potholes filled
in the city since December 07, 2013

The Pothole Project

The City of Baltimore has braved the snow and emerged victorious, but our streets have taken a major beating!  The Baltimore City Department of Transportation is fighting back with The Pothole Project.  And who better to help with this initiative, than you?  Do you know of a massive pothole that needs filing in Baltimore City? Maybe there’s a pothole that has been widened due to the weather.  We want to hear from you.  Post your pothole locations and photos on BCDOT’s Facebook or Twitter pages and we’ll come to fill it.  If your pothole is one of the largest in the city, you may be profiled in a special social media feature.  We are also installing a Pothole Progress Meter on our website to track our improvements.  As always, please continue to contact 311 to report potholes and other non-emergency issues.  Let’s work together to help  keep Baltimore moving safely.

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Citizen Alerts

Overnight Parking Enforcement Now in Effect

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise citizens that the overnight enforcement of parking restrictions has resumed in city neighborhoods.
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New Parking Law Affects Use of Disability Placards in Residential Permit Parking Areas

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise citizens of a new vehicle law which affects motorists who park in residential permit parking areas.

During the 2013 Maryland General Assembly session, Senate Bill 742/House Bill 770, Vehicles Laws – Residential Parking in Baltimore City, was passed which applies to holders of special registration plates/placards for individuals with disabilities. The bill specifies that persons who possess disability plates or placards cannot supersede local parking ordinances in Baltimore City which restrict parking for vehicles that do not display specified residential parking permits. This means that individuals with disability plates or placards must now comply with hourly parking limitations in residential permit parking areas.

The new vehicle law, which falls under Section 13-616 of the Transportation Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, became effective on October 01, 2013. A violation pertaining to the use of special disability registration plates and placards in parking zones can result in fines of up to $500. Citizens in possession of disability tags/placards are strongly encouraged to pay close attention to posted residential permit parking signs in city neighborhoods.

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Director's Memo - 03/26/14

DOT Administration Restructure and Welcome Aboard to New Executives

I would like to take this opportunity to inform you of a few restructuring changes within the Department of Transportation and to highlight new key positions that have recently been created within the Department.

We have hired three new executive level staff members to oversee specific Divisions and improve the overall efficiency of operations within the agency.

The Pothole Project

The City of Baltimore has braved the snow and emerged victorious, but our streets have taken a major beating!  The Baltimore City Department of Transportation is fighting back with The Pothole Project.  And who better to help with this initiative, than you?  Do you know of a massive pothole that needs filing in Baltimore City? Maybe there’s a pothole that has been widened due to the weather.  We want to hear from you.  Post your pothole locations and photos on BCDOT’s  orTwitter(External Link) pages and we’ll come to fill it.  If your pothole is one of the largest in the city, you may be profiled in a special social media feature.  We are also installing a Pothole Progress Meter on our website to track our improvements.  As always, please continue to contact 311 to report potholes and other non-emergency issues.  Let’s work together to help  keep Baltimore moving safely.

Central Avenue Streetscape and Harbor Point Connector Bridge (Design Build)

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT) will be providing RFQ and RFP documents to perspective design-build teams through the City’s website which can be accessed via this URL http://www.baltimorecity.gov/centralavenuedb, by visiting the Department of Transportation page on the City’s website and then clicking “Projects” followed by “Central Avenue Design-Build” or by clicking here.

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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