Charles Street Construction Animation
Charles Street Construction Project Moving into Phase 1 Detour / Enlarged Work Area
Baltimore City and its contractors will soon be moving into “Phase 1” of the Charles Street roadway work and detours, in effect restricting north bound traffic to “Local Traffic Only” northbound from 29th Street to University Parkway.
ON OR ABOUT MAY 6th and continuing through the summer months, northbound traffic will face “Road Closed” and “Local Traffic Only” signs at 29th Street north thru University Parkway; the City will issue notice as the date gets closer, and will likely implement the detour over a weekend. During the Phase 1 detour there will continue to be two-way cross traffic between 33rd Street and Art Museum Drive, but otherwise northbound drivers will find a single drive lane along the east side of Charles Street with angled, back-in parking (primarily for merchant visitors and residents) while construction takes place in the original travel lanes, median, and southbound lanes.
Pedestrians, pedestrian crossings, and driveway access along the west side of Charles between the Beach and University Parkway will be most affected by the Phase 1 closure:
· The west sidewalk, adjacent to the JHU Campus, will be closed to pedestrians from 34th Street north to University Parkway thus pedestrian crossings will be reduced to University Parkway and 34th Street;
· The access road behind the AMRs will be closed at Charles Street, with no vehicle traffic allowed in or out at the tennis courts / Homewood Museum lot;
· In effect, the large rectangle bounded by the JHU Campus on the west side, and the local traffic lane on the east side of Charles Street will become a construction area between 34th Street and University Parkway with no crossing allowed thru that work area;
When the Phase 1 Charles St Closure is put into effect, the northbound Homewood-Peabody-JHMI Shuttle will turn right onto 28th St then turn left onto N. Calvert St to continue northbound. The stop at N. Charles/29th will be relocated to N. Calvert/29th. The stop at N. Charles/33rd will be relocated to N. Calvert/33rd. An additional drop-off only stop will be added at E. University Parkway/St. Paul St. The Interfaith Center stop and all southbound stops will be unaffected.
We will continue to communicate additional details as construction progresses; however, please make note of the following link on the City’s Charles Street Construction website for the most up-to-date changes to pedestrian and vehicular paths and parking restrictions throughout the Project:
Questions regarding the project can be submitted through the JHU Website:
The Charles Street Reconstruction Project is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2014.
The Homewood-Peabody-JHMI Shuttle will no longer stop at 29th and 33rd Streets northbound. Buses will detour to Calvert Street between 28th Street and University Parkway. To minimize time on the bus, an additional dropoff stop has been added on University Parkway across from the Interfaith Center. After this stop, buses will use Bishops Lane to turn around and then return to the Interfaith Center to pick up passengers headed southbound.
Blue Jay Shuttle routes have been updated. All routes will depart from the Brody Learning Commons rather than from Mason Hall. With the exception of the Orange Route, the first trip departure is at 5:40 p.m. The first departure for the Orange Route is 6 p.m. Fixed route service runs through 11:15 p.m. After that time, the shuttle operates on an on-demand, point-to-point basis through 4 a.m.