Grand Prix

Grand Prix (Karl Merton Ferron / MCT / September 2, 2012)

Motorists should expect additional road closures in Baltimore connected to the Labor Day weekend Grand Prix, city officials said Tuesday.

To accommodate the 2-mile race course near the Inner Harbor, these roads will be closed beginning at 9 p.m. Wednesday:

Pratt Street between Paca and Calvert streets. Local traffic can use Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard toward Paca Street as an alternative. Two-way traffic will be authorized between Penn and Paca streets.

Interstate 395/Howard Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Pratt Street.

Conway Street between Howard and Light streets.

Sharp Street between Lee and Conway streets. Conway Street will be closed during the event, but local traffic can use Sharp Street to the south.

Camden Street between Paca and Howard streets. Access to Howard and Paca streets will be eliminated during the event, but local traffic can use Eutaw Street nightly.

Eutaw Street between Camden and Lombard streets. As an alternative, two-way local traffic will be maintained between Lombard and Camden streets.

Howard Street between Pratt and Lombard streets. Use Lombard Street to the road closure near Pratt Street as an alternative.

Calvert Street between Pratt and Lombard streets. Two-way traffic will be allowed from Lombard Street to the road closure near Pratt Street.

Maryland Stadium Authority Service Drive between Russell Street and the light rail crossing.

Significant road closures previously announced are:

Sharp Street between Pratt and Conway streets, Hopkins Place between Pratt and Lombard streets, Hanover Street between Pratt and Lombard, and Lee Street between Light and Charles streets.

Maryland Stadium Authority Service Drive between Russell Street and the light rail crossing.

Light Street will be closed during the event, but two-way traffic will be open for local access from Charles Street eastward to the closure near Light Street.

Traffic patterns won't return to normal until 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Expect significant delays when entering the city, especially from the south. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes and allow additional travel time.

While businesses will be open along the route and throughout the city, strict parking restrictions will be in place. Residential permit parking regulations will be enforced.

If a vehicle is towed, the driver should call 311 for information.

The use of public transportation, including the light rail, Metro and Charm City Circulator, is encouraged, although some schedule changes apply. Normal service will resume at 6 a.m. Tuesday.