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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Ravens take on the Bengals at home Sunday, but if you’re heading to the game, plan ahead and expect traffic delays.

Linh Bui has details on several road closures.

The Ravens’ last home game was Oct. 13 against the Packers. Since then, two major traffic changes have taken effect.

The Ravens gear up to battle the Bengals in Baltimore Sunday, and fans have a challenge of their own — simply getting to and from M&T Bank Stadium.

The Horseshoe Casino is currently under construction, affecting nearby traffic. A block of Warner Street has been permanently closed.

“If you want to go up to the stadium via Warner Street, you have to go up a little further on Russell and turn at Worcester Street. That’s the street just past the casino,” said Frank Murphy, Baltimore City Department of Transportation.

There are also closures on Russell Street between the stadium and Bush Street as crews relocate a gas main.

Expect the most congestion at the end of the game, when fans exit the stadium at the same time.

“When it’s over and you’ve got 70,000 people trying to leave immediately, that’s when the traffic capacity is more of an issue,” Murphy said.

Transportation officials say stay downtown afterward to avoid the rush or use other modes of transportation, like the light rail.

There will be signs directing drivers around the closed roads.

Keep all this in mind for future home games, because the lane closures are expected to extend into Spring 2014.

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