All lanes of Pratt Street are reopened as work to repair sinkhole continues

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A shot of the sinkhole from July 10. Photo via Council President Brandon Scott/Twitter.

A month after a sinkhole swallowed part of the Baltimore Convention Center Light Rail stop and snarled downtown traffic, all lanes of Pratt Street near S. Howard Street have reopened, the Department of Transportation announced today.

The agency has been working with the Department of Public Works, police and fire departments, Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management, Maryland Transit Administration and freight rail hauler CSX to make repairs since the sinkhole opened up in early July after a deluge and water main break caused a vault under Pratt Street to collapse.

Last week, DOT opened two northbound lanes of Howard Street at the site, but said it is unclear when the southbound lanes will reopen. Motorists looking to take I-395 south are advised to use Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Light Rail service between North Avenue and Oriole Park at Camden Yards remains suspended, with MTA providing a bus bridge to riders. The state transit agency also shut down a stretch of stops from Lutherville to North Avenue for unrelated maintenance work in July and earlier this month, but service was recently restored a week ahead of schedule.

Brandon Weigel


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