President Joe Biden visits Baltimore: What to know about traffic delays, parking restrictions

Published 1/30/2023 10:09 a.m. EST, Updated 1/30/2023 1:42 p.m. EST

United States President Joe Biden waits on stage before speaking at a campaign event in support of gubernatorial candidate Wes Moore at Bowie State University, in Bowie, MD. November 7, 2022.

President Joe Biden is visiting Baltimore Monday afternoon to discuss a major rail tunnel project funded by his administration’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

The 150-year-old Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel is the oldest tunnel in the Northeast Corridor, and according to the White House, it is the largest bottleneck for commuters on the Northeast Corridor between Washington, D.C. and New Jersey.

While the exact time and place of Biden’s appearance has not been made public, Baltimore City Department of Transportation encouraged motorists to be prepared to experience congestion in the downtown area on Monday.

Officials announced heavy traffic, delays, and parking restrictions will be expected between the hours of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the following areas:

  • Fort Avenue - Richardson Street to Fort McHenry
  • Andre Street - Fort Avenue to McComas Street
  • McComas Street
  • I-95 South in Baltimore City
  • I-395
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
  • Howard Street
  • North Avenue - Howard to Charles Streets
  • Maryland Avenue - W. 19 ½ Street to Falls Road
  • Trenton Street - Falls Road to Morton Street
  • Lafayette Street - Falls Road to Morton Street
  • 1800 Block Falls Road to Maryland Avenue

DOT stated that some MDOT MTA Bus and Light Rail services may also be impacted on Monday, according to a release. For more information, visit the MDOT MTA website.

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