The Charles Village Streetscape project will be moving into its next phase. The contractors are wrapping up their work on the south side of 33rd Street and on Wednesday, October 16 (weather permitting), they will be shifting their construction barriers and fencing to the median of 33rd Street. This will allow workers to reopen the sidewalks adjacent to the Blackstone and 9 E 33rd Buildings. Please note that because of the new configuration of 33rd Street between Charles Street and St. Paul Street, there will no longer be a parking lane on the north side of 33rd Street.
During the first portion of the 33rd Street median work, the crosswalks across 33rd Street at Charles Street and St. Paul Street will remain open. The crosswalk across Charles Street, on the south side of the 33rd Street intersection, will remain closed, and the mid-block crossing at Lovegrove Street also will be closed. Signage will be in place to guide pedestrians around any construction areas. Vehicular traffic patterns will remain similar to the current configuration of the roadway; however, the parking lane on the south side of 33rd Street between Charles Street and St. Paul Street will remain closed during this phase of construction. It is expected that this work will continue until early December.
Additionally, contractors will begin repaving St. Paul Street, between University Parkway and 31st Street, beginning this week. Between Wednesday, Oct. 16 and Friday, Oct. 18 workers will be making repairs to the roadway in specific areas of St. Paul Street. Then, on Monday, Oct. 21, they will begin milling of the existing pavement, starting in the 3500 block of St. Paul Street continuing southward, with milling finishing in the 3100 block on Oct. 24.
New asphalt paving will be installed starting in the 3500 block of St. Paul Street on Oct. 25 and continuing southward, with asphalt paving finishing in the 3100 block on Oct. 30. In the southbound lanes, this work will be done one lane at a time so that traffic can continue to travel south on St. Paul Street during construction. In the northbound lanes, there will be times when the service lane and parking lanes will be temporarily closed to allow the milling and paving work to take place. Signage will be in place at all times directing vehicles around the work areas.
For detailed construction plans of all phases of the streetscape project, visit the project page on the Johns Hopkins Facilities and Real Estate website.