Pratt Street fully open fol­low­ing wa­ter main break

Baltimore Sun - - MARYLAND - — Colin Camp­bell

The re­main­ing lanes of Pratt Street in Bal­ti­more re­opened to traf­fic Mon­day, ac­cord­ing to the city Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion — more than a month af­ter a wa­ter main break shut down light rail traf­fic and caused mas­sive traf­fic de­lays down­town. South­bound Howard Street re­mains closed from Lom­bard to Con­way streets, and the light rail ser­vice re­mains sus­pended be­tween the North Av­enue and Cam­den Yards sta­tions, with the Mary­land Tran­sit Ad­min­is­tra­tion run­ning buses be­tween the sta­tions for light rail pas­sen­gers. “Nu­mer­ous City agen­cies — led by the Depart­ment of Pub­lic Works — along with the Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion, con­trac­tors and pri­vate com­pa­nies, have been work­ing along Howard Street to re­pair the un­der­ground col­lapse,” said DOT spokesman Ger­man Vigil in a state­ment. “Sig­nif­i­cant progress has been made to re­store the road­way.” One city em­ployee was se­ri­ously in­jured in the July 8 col­lapse while do­ing elec­tri­cal work about 20 feet be­low ground in the area of Howard and Pratt streets.

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