From the Maryland State Highway Administration:
The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will assist Barnhart Crane and Rigging Company during the overnight transport of significantly heavy electrical generation equipment through North Harford County beginning Monday night, weather permitting. The move will take two nights through Maryland into Pennsylvania.
During the massive transport, several roads will be closed and commuters will be detoured until the convoy passes. After the trucks pass, the roads will open accordingly.
The carefully planned move involves extremely large vehicles that move at speeds of only 5 MPH and require “jump bridges” to be deployed on MD 161 (Darlington Road) over Deer Creek. A jump bridge is engineered to protect SHA’s bridges from the massive weight loads associated with the transport.
The following is an approximate schedule approved by SHA:
Monday, October 26
9:00 .p.m. – Convoy leaving from the Vulcan Quarry on westbound MD 155 (Level Road) to the northbound I-95 Ramp. The convoy will stage at this location while the Maryland State Police and Maryland Transportation Authority Police to drag traffic that will enable the convoy to cross I-95;
11:00 p.m. – Convoy crosses I-95 and continues on MD 155 west of I-95;
12:30 a.m. – Vehicles to exit MD 155 and travel north on MD 161 to the Deer Creek Bridge;
1:15 a.m. – Cross the Deer Creek Bridge and continue north on MD 161;
3:15 a.m. – Turn onto southbound US 1 (Conowingo Road) and travel to predetermined staging area near the US 1/MD 136 (Whiteford Road) intersection;
4:15 a.m. – Arrive at staging area.
Tuesday, October 27
9:00 .p.m. – Depart staging area and turn onto westbound MD 136;
10:00 p.m. – From MD 136, the convoy will turn onto northbound MD 440 (Glen Cove Road.);
12 midnight – Turn onto westbound MD 543 (Ady Road) to northbound MD 165 (Pylesville Road);
2:00 a.m. – Turn onto northbound MD 165 toward the Maryland/Pennsylvania line;
4:30 a.m. – Arrive at staging area at the MD / PA line.
Motorists should plane extra commuting times during the large transports. For the latest real-time travel information, log onto www.md511.org.