Charles Street and 29th Street

West Sidewalk - Looking Northeast

Charles Street and Art Museum Drive

East Sidewalk - Looking Northwest

Charles Street and 33rd Street

Southwest Median - Looking North

Charles Street and 34th Street

East Sidewalk - Looking Northwest

Charles Street and University Parkway

West Sidewalk - Looking South


The goals of the Charles Street Reconstruction Project are to create more balanced traffic patterns, increase pedestrian and bicycle safety, upgrade aging infrastructure, improve signage, support business revitalization, and enhance the character and beauty of the area. The project area is on Charles Street (a designated National Scenic Byway) from 25th Street to University Parkway. This is a $28 million project led by the Baltimore City Department of Transportation, using federal and local funds and a contribution by the Johns Hopkins University.

Traffic and Construction Updates

(For additional information and project updates, please check the "Traffic and Construction Updates" tab to the left of this page.)

The Department of Transportation is pleased to provide the following update regarding the Charles Street Construction Project. We are pleased to announce that the NB and SB lanes from 29th street to University Parkway will be open to vehicular traffic on or about September 5th , 2014! The Project Manager advises that the project will be substantially complete by September 30th 2014. At this time, all sidewalks will be open and accessible to pedestrians.

While we have certainly reached a major milestone in the project, we still have additional items that must be completed , and other procedural activities the City must undertake to close out the project completely. Depending on weather conditions, community members could see additional activity in the Spring such as final surface paving of the roadway. Residents may see the contractor working in isolated areas fixing punch list items even after the substantial completion of the project. Punch list items (a record of incomplete construction items covered by a contract) are typical to all DOT construction projects and are normally the tasks completed before a project is closed. Additionally, all construction projects receiving federal aid have to be inspected and approved following the Maryland State Highway Administration process before the project can be closed out.

We want to again thank community members for your patience and cooperation during these last two years as these improvements were completed. We will continue to keep you up to date as signifigant updates become available.

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Site Last Updated: 12-09-2014.