Kirby Fowler

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore to add lane to Pratt Street at the Gallery at Harborplace

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore to add lane to Pratt Street at the Gallery at Harborplace

The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore said Thursday it has received permits and retained a contractor to add a traffic lane on the north side of Pratt Street between Calvert and South streets, removing a section of sidewalk and relocating a taxicab stand adjacent to the Gallery at Harborplace to do it.

The new lane will remove a bottleneck where three lanes of eastbound Pratt are squeezed into two and Light Street traffic coming from South Baltimore and Interstate 395 merges onto Pratt Street, said Downtown Partnership spokesman Michael Evitts. Both Pratt and Lombard streets lost a lane for traffic to bus-only lanes in 2016, he said.

The major thoroughfare, which runs adjacent...

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