7TH DISTRICT RESOURCES
TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS
National Weather Service
For more details on Tropical Storm Isaias' path, please see the National Weather Service's projection, click here.
Fells Point residents are encouraged to plan ahead by relocating vehicles from low-lying areas
The Department of Transportation is preparing for storm by having additional crews on standby and ready to respond if needed. Severe storms and heavy winds could cause downed trees, power outages and traffic signal outages throughout the city. Motorists should be on the watch for possible debris in city roadways and traffic signals that may be in flash mode or not operational. Drivers approaching an intersection with malfunctioning signals should treat it as a four-way stop and proceed with extreme caution for everyone’s safety.
Move Cars to Higher Ground
These potential storms could also cause flooding in low-lying and flood prone areas. Residents are strongly advised not to walk or drive through areas that are flooded. Motorists who encounter flooded roadways should turn around, use alternate routes and avoid moving/bypassing any barricades that have been placed by emergency officials. Vehicles can be swept away in as little as two inches of water, so residents should always remember to ‘turn around, don’t drown’.
In preparation for the storm, parking restrictions will be implemented in flood prone areas of Fells Point. Parking restrictions will be implemented in Fells Point in areas bordered by the following roadways:
Bank Street from S. Exeter to Wolf Streets (to the north)
Wolfe Street from Bank to Thames Streets (to the east)
Exeter Street from Bank to Lancaster Streets (to the west)
Lancaster Street from Exeter to Caroline Streets, Caroline to Thames Streets, and Thames from Caroline to S. Wolfe Streets (to the south)
Fells Point residents who have their vehicles parked in areas prone to flooding are strongly encouraged to relocate their cars as soon as possible. The Caroline Street Garage (805 S Caroline Street) and the Fleet and Eden Garage (501 S. Eden Street) will be open from 12:00 p.m. Monday, August 3, 2020 until 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 5, 2020, so that residents can park their cars in the garage at no charge to avoid possible flooding in the area. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, and vehicles must be moved out of the garage by 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 to avoid any fees.
The Department of Transportation will also have sandbags available for all city residents. The sandbags will be available to city residents on Monday, August 3, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the intersection of Thames Street and Broadway in Fells Point. Residents must show proof of identification and will be limited to 10 sandbags each on a first-come, first-served basis, weather and supplies permitting. Residents must fill their own sandbags. After the storm, citizens should place unwanted sandbags in front of their homes near the curb and call 311 for pick-up. Residents should not dump sand into storm drains, gutters, trash or waterways.
Throughout the day tomorrow, residents are encouraged to tune into the local news media for the latest weather updates. For more information on how to prepare for inclement weather, click here to visit the Mayor's Office of Emergency Management's website.
For power outages and downed power lines, please call BGE at 877-778-2222
NORTH AVENUE RISING
Corridor Construction Updates
Construction on the North Avenue Rising project continues to move forward, with the lower traffic volume allowing the contractors to make a lot of progress. Over the past few weeks, roadway patching has been taking place at several locations in West Baltimore, sidewalk construction has been underway between Pennsylvania and Fulton and around Greenmount Avenue, and traffic signal and pedestrian lighting work has been going on near Greenmount Avenue and the Gay Street / Belair Road intersection. The construction workers continue to wear personal protective equipment and practice social distancing during their work to protect everyone.
Since the start of May, the teams have been working on most Saturdays to make as much progress as possible on roadway repairs while minimizing the impact on people living in and traveling along North Avenue. If you want to see where work is planned for the next two weeks go to the NorthAvenueRising.com website for the recent schedule.
Penn-North Metro SubwayLink Station Repairs
The elevators at the Penn-North Metro Station have been out of service since April 27, 2020, and the replacement is moving ahead on schedule. The elevator closure is anticipated to be in effect for the next six months and overall Metro Subway ridership is down significantly due to COVID-19. Customers in need of an elevator can get off at the Upton or Mondawmin Metro Stations and connect to Penn North via the CityLink Lime or LocalLink 85. For more information, customers can call the Transit Information Contact Center at (410) 539-5000.
Closure of the street-level Metro entrance on the northeast corner at the Penn-North Metro Station is planned to start on August 3rd and last roughly one month. The entrance on the southwest corner will remain open during construction. After renovations on the northeast Metro entrance is complete, the southwest Metro entrance will then be closed for renovations in the same way. These closures will allow for replacement of the existing metal grating around the inside of the entrance to improve visibility. There will always be at least one entrance to the Penn-North Metro station open to the public
New Scooter and Bike Corrals Along North Avenue
As another component of the North Avenue Rising project, the Baltimore City Department of Transportation is installing places to safely park scooters and bikes along North Avenue. Seven locations are being installed this summer and four more will be added later in the project (probably in 2021). They include bicycle racks and the boundaries are marked with white striping. The “Shared Mobility Corrals” provide a location for rented scooters to be safely placed to avoid conflicts with bus stops, transit station headhouses, or other entrances. Additional signage will be installed but five locations have already been installed so far (Penn-North Metro, North Ave. Light Rail, Guilford Ave., Harford Rd., and Broadway).
Keep an eye out for scooters at these locations and ride safely. But remember that scooters aren’t allowed on MTA vehicles or in MTA stations. For more information about dockless vehicles in Baltimore City, including more affordable and non-credit card options, go to transportation.baltimorecity.gov/bike-baltimore/dockless-vehicles.
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Baltimore Liberation Diploma Plus High School, 2801 N Dukeland St.
Bluford Drew Jemison STEM Academy West, 1130 N. Caroline St.
Carver Vocational-Technical High, 2201 W. Presstman St.
ConneXions Community Leadership Academy Middle/High, 2801 N. Dukeland St.
Coppin Academy High, 2500 W. North Ave.
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Hilton Elementary, 3301 Carlisle Ave.
Independence School Local I High, 1250 West 36th St.
Institute of Business and Entrepreneurship High, 2801 Dukeland St.
Matthew A. Henson Elementary, 1600 N. Payson St
Medfield Heights Elementary, 4300 Buchanan Ave.
New Song Academy Elementary/Middle, 1530 Presstman St.
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Parkview Center 4001 Clifton Ave. 410-396-0259
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Lillian Jones Rec. Center 1310 N. Stricker St. 410-728-5255
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Pauline Fauntleroy Park
Cumberland and Curry Park
Hooper & Rockrose Park
Buena Vista Park
Elm Avenue Park
Fawcett & Hampden Park
Druid Hill Park (outdoor) 3001 East Drive
Roosevelt Park (outdoor) 3500 Poole St.
William McAbee Pool (outdoor) 1323 N. Gilmor St.
Station #15 3130 W. North Ave.
Station #20 3525 Woodbrook Ave.
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