BALTIMORE, MD—County residents who will be heading into Baltimore City for New Year’s Eve should be aware of important traffic modifications.
The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists of the commercial vehicle restrictions and traffic modifications that will be implemented for Baltimore’s New Year’s Eve Spectacular.
In preparation for the festivities, temporary commercial vehicle restrictions will be in effect from 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 until 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 01, 2020.
During this time, commercial vehicles will not be permitted in the downtown / Inner Harbor areas of Baltimore City, except for local deliveries. Please note that tanker trailers will not be permitted downtown during this time, including those for local deliveries.
This commercial vehicle restriction excludes cabs, buses, and other mass transportation vehicles.
Motorists should pay strict attention to the restrictions and road/lane closures in effect on New Year’s Eve. Commercial vehicle restrictions, along with all parking restrictions will be strictly enforced.
The following streets will be affected by the temporary commercial vehicle restrictions:
The following streets will be closed from 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 until event traffic clears:
The following streets will be closed from approximately 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 until event traffic clears:
The following lane closures will be implemented at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 until 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 01, 2020 for emergency vehicle use only:
The following parking restrictions will be in effect from 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 until 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 01, 2020:
Due to the large number of people expected in the downtown area for New Year’s festivities, patrons attending the events are strongly encouraged to use public transportation including the Light Rail, metro subway and the Charm City Circulator.
Patrons who wish to drive downtown should park at commercial parking facilities and avoid area neighborhoods. Vehicles parked in violation will be ticketed and towed. Motorists should exercise patience and be on the watch for pedestrians while driving downtown, especially when approaching area crosswalks. Transportation Enforcement Officers along with the Baltimore City Police Department will be working throughout the downtown area to help facilitate the movement of traffic.