Baltimore Marathon to disrupt Homewood-area traffic

Foot traffic will affect automobile traffic near the Homewood campus on Saturday when 27,000 runners take to the city streets for the Baltimore Marathon.

Runners will pass near the Homewood campus early in the race and again with just a few miles to go. Some roads in the vicinity will be closed at points throughout the day, hindering the drive to or from campus.

The course's closest approaches to the university are between mile markers 5 and 6 and between mile markers 23 and 24. The highest concentrations of runners in the Homewood area are expected from 8:25 to 9:50 a.m. and, later on along the course, from 9:55 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Parking will be restricted from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wyman Park Drive from Remington Avenue to Art Museum Drive. Wyman Park Drive, Art Museum Drive, and the northern end of Howard Street are likely to close or experience lane closures from 8:25 a.m. to at least 9:35 a.m. Also, 28th Street from Howard to St. Paul will have closures from about 8:30 to 9:50 a.m. St. Paul will be affected from 28th Street south from about 8:35 to 10:10 a.m.

Farther along on the course, 33rd Street from Lake Montebello to Guilford Avenue will be affected from about 9:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., Guilford from 33rd to 29th will be closed from about 9:50 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 29th from Guilford to Howard will be closed from about 9:55 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., and Howard Street south to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will have closures from about 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cross streets are likely to be affected throughout the closure periods. The city has posted a detailed traffic advisory online.

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