Don’t set up your new route just yet: Baltimore’s Department of Transportation announced Sunday night that roadwork scheduled to begin this week at three major intersections along Pratt Street will be postponed until further notice.

The department had said in a press release Friday that double lane closures were likely to begin Monday for the 10-month project. The work was to be done from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays at the intersections of Light, Calvert and President streets.

For now, traffic patterns will remain the same. The department said in a press release Sunday that residents will be notified when the improvements are rescheduled. It did not provide a reason for the delay.

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The originally scheduled work included:

Two fewer lanes on Pratt Street might sound familiar. That’s because local developer P. David Bramble’s vision for the future Harborplace includes slimming down Pratt and Light streets to car traffic. He hopes to make the Inner Harbor area a more livable, walkable city center that’s friendlier to pedestrians, cyclists and public transit riders.

Maybe it will be a preview of the future of downtown? For now, just traffic as usual.

This post has been updated.

Daniel Zawodny covers transportation for the The Baltimore Banner as a corps member with Report For America. He is a Baltimore area native and graduated with his master's degree in journalism from American University in 2021. He is bilingual in English and Spanish and previously covered immigration issues.

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