Dear Faculty, Staff and Students:
The university has been informed of an emergency closure of North Washington Street between Madison Street and Eager Street for major storm drainage repairs. In addition, Eager Street will be closed to traffic between Wolfe and Chester streets.
The street closures will affect all local transportation and traffic, including Charm City Circulator and MTA bus routes.
This emergency closure will start Sunday, Feb. 15, at 9 a.m. and is anticipated to last six months.
Access to the Washington Garage will not be affected. People can enter and exit as usual. However, drivers exiting the Washington Garage onto Washington Street will have to turn left onto Madison Street as Washington Street will be closed north of Madison.
For those who park in the Ashland Garage, access via the Washington Street entrance will be restricted. Please use the north entrance by taking the alley off Ashland Avenue. (The alley is between the apartment building and Walgreens.) Please remember that Wolfe Street is one way going south.
To exit the Ashland Garage, please also use the north entrance. When exiting, take a left and follow the alley back to Ashland Avenue. We expect all exiting traffic will be directed to Wolfe Street.
For drive-through traffic, the Baltimore Department of Transportation will post detour signs. Please heed all signage. For updates on the Charm City Circulator and MTA bus routes, please refer to http://charmcitycirculator.com or http://mta.maryland.gov for additional routing information. Please be patient during the closure.
A link to a neighborhood map is [here](https://maps.google.com/mapsll=39.300805,-76.5909448&z=18&q=N+Wolfe+St+%26+Ashland+Ave,+Johns+Hopkins+University,+Baltimore,+MD+21205&output=classic&dg=ntvb
For more information regarding the road closures, including recommended detours, please see the announcement below from the Baltimore City Department of Transportation.
Baltimore City Department of Transportation
Intersection of Washington and Eager Streets to Closure for Emergency Storm Drain Repairs
The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists that the intersection of Washington and Eager Street will close for emergency repairs to a storm drain culvert that is 10 feet in diameter. This project is being managed by the Baltimore City Department of Public Works.
Starting at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 15, Washington Street will be closed to through traffic between Ashland and Chase streets with detours in effect. In addition, Eager Street will be closed to through traffic between Wolfe and Chester streets.
Recommended detours include:
- Northbound Washington Street traffic will be detoured west on Madison Street, north on Broadway, east on Biddle Street back to Washington Street.
- Eastbound Eager Street traffic will be detoured north on Broadway, east on Biddle Street, south on Chester Street back to Eager Street.
- Westbound Eager Street traffic will be detoured north on Chester Street, west on Biddle Street, south on Chester Street back to Eager Street.
It is anticipated that these road closures will remain in effect for approximately six months while repair work is being completed. Motorists traveling in this vicinity should be on the watch for changing traffic patterns and are encouraged to use alternate routes.