With Baltimore's Grand Prix back for a third year, much of downtown will be inaccessible this weekend. If you're not going to the race, expect delays getting to wherever you're going as the race draws near.
Some road closures began Monday, including Sharp Street between Pratt and Conway Streets. More closures will take effect Thursday morning, including Pratt Street from Paca to Calvert streets and Light Street from Pratt Street to Key Highway. Detailed maps and alternate routes are available on the Grand Prix website.
Bus and Light Rail services will be heavily impacted. Light Rail service will shut down early Thursday between University Center/Baltimore Street and Hamburg Street through Tuesday morning. A shuttle will travel between the two stations.
Local bus routes 1, 2, 3x, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 17, 19, 27, 30, 35, 36, 46, 51, 64, 120 and 160 will be diverted through 6 a.m. Tuesday. Metro Subway service will not be affected, according to the Maryland Transit Administration website.
Races start Friday, culminating in the headlining IndyCar race on Sunday afternoon. The track will take drivers down Pratt Street and past landmarks including the Inner Harbor and Oriole Park at Camden Yards.