The following letter was sent by the State Highway Administration to Harford County’s elected officials. A copy was provided to The Dagger for publication.
Dear Elected Officials:
Progress Energy of Raleigh, North Carolina will conduct an oversized vehicle transport through Harford County between 8 p.m. Thursday night, April 29 and 5 a.m. Friday morning, April 30.
A specially designed transport vehicle will haul a one-million pound generator from the Pennsylvania/Maryland State Line to west of Havre de Grace.
The 21-foot wide, 19-foot tall load (generator and vehicle) will move approximately ten miles per hour, and will be escorted by Progress Energy’s private hauling contractor, Bigge Crane & Rigging, Co., Maryland State Police (MSP), and State Highway Administration (SHA).
The hauling route includes: MD 165 (Pylesville Road), MD 543 (Ady Road/Fountain Green Road), MD 22 (Churchville Road), and MD 155 (Level Road).
This will be a rolling operation; State highways will be temporarily closed and detoured as the vehicle makes its way along the route, and temporary detour route signs will be posted. Sections of highways will immediately re-open once the vehicle has passed. The moving team will yield to emergency service vehicles.
8 p.m. Thursday, April 29 to 5 a.m. Friday, April 30
From Maryland / Pennsylvania State line to MD 155 west of the I-95 Interchange
– Pennsylvania/Maryland State Line at MD 165
– MD 165 South to MD 543 South
– MD 543 South crossing US 1 Bypass and US 1 Business to MD 22 East
– MD 22 East to MD 155 East
– MD 155 East to a private storage location just west of the I-95 Interchange
In early May, the vehicle will move along MD 155 from west of the I-95 (John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway) interchange across all lanes of I-95, and along MD 155 to Canvasback Drive and the Vulcan Quarry in Havre de Grace. A date has not been set for the I-95 crossing.
Citizens with questions about the overnight move and temporary detours may contact:
SHA District 4 Office (Harford and Baltimore Counties)
Bigge Crane & Rigging (Richmond, Virginia office)
Phone: 804-271-9356 / 804-271-9359
MDTA Customer Service (I-95)