An artist's rendering of the pedestrian-friendly ellipse on Charles Street between The Beach and Wolman and McCoy halls.

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Charles Street Reconstruction Nearing Completion

On or about September 5th, 2014, The Baltimore City Department of Transportation (DOT) will be re-opening the north and southbound portions of N. Charles Street between 33rd Street and University Parkway to thru traffic.  Additionally, northbound traffic from Art Museum Drive to 33rd Street will be shifted to the new roadway in order to make way for reconstruction of the east service lane and sidewalks between 29th and 33rd Streets.

PEDESTRIANS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT CHARLES STREET NORTH OF 33RD STREET IS NOW OPEN ONCE AGAIN TO VEHICLES - SOMETHING THAT HAS NOT OCCURRED FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS.  PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS AND CONTROLS ARE IN PLACE AT 33RD STREET AND THE LARGE ELLIPTICAL AREA CROSSING AT 34TH STREET AND THE BEACH. 

AS THIS IS A NEW TRAFFIC CONFIGURATION FOR DRIVERS AS WELL, WE CAUTION BOTH DRIVERS AND PEDESTRIANS TO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO CONDITIONS AT THE NEWLY OPENED SECTIONS OF THE ROADWAY.

Although the travel lanes are re-opening along the main portion of the JHU Homewood Campus in September 2014 the roadway work is not complete.  The following work will continue to take place over the next several months:

September 2014

Permanent street lighting and pedestrian lighting will begin to be installed from University Parkway south to 29th Street.

Starting September 5th (2014) the east service lane south of 33rd Street will be reconfigured and expanded with granite curbs and new concrete sidewalks installed working south from 33rd Street to 29th Street.  Resident and 2-Hour Parking will be temporarily relocated to the curb lane in the new northbound travel lane. 

October 2014

Power wiring will be installed for street lighting and pedestrian lighting; BGE will be performing the work required to energize the lighting.

Late October / Early November 2014

The final topcoat of roadway paving between 29th Street and University Parkway will be completed.

Fall / Winter 2014 – 2015

Utility work and repaving south of 29th Street to 25th Street may be delayed due to necessary utility relocations that are yet to be determined.

General Updates

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: 
Questions regarding the project can be submitted through the JHU Website.

Shuttle Information: 
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. Changes to University Transportation Services

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. Detour  map, list of stops and current schedule

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. New Blue Jay Shuttle maps and list of updated stops