NEWS RELEASE

BGE TRANSFORMER MOVE TO ROLL THROUGH HARFORD COUNTY MONDAY NIGHT, JUNE 17

MD 7 Bridge over Haha Branch to be Closed and Detoured 10 p.m. Monday – 5 a.m. Tuesday

(June 11, 2019) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) and Maryland State Police (MSP) will assist Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) with a mega move on Monday, June 17. The convoy, led by BGE’s private contractor, Riggers, Inc., will travel between Belcamp and Fallston.

Weather permitting, the oversized vehicle and a support crew will depart Riverside Industrial Park on Brass Mill Road at 10 p.m. and proceed along the following route: Southbound Brass Mill Road to northbound MD 543 (Creswell Road) to westbound MD 7 (Philadelphia Road) to northbound MD 152 (Mountain Road) to southbound MD 147 (Harford Road) to BGE’s substation on Harford Road (just south of the MD 152 / MD 147 intersection).  The convoy will travel at 20 mph, slowing to 5 mph at bridges and signalized intersections.

Due to the combined weight of the vehicle and the transformer, MDOT SHA will temporarily close the MD 7 (Philadelphia Road) Bridge over Haha Branch (south of Abingdon Road) beginning at 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Tuesday, June 18.The closure is necessary for the transport team to install a temporary “Jump Bridge,” which is designed to carry a heavier load.

Local travelers will be able to access homes and businesses north and south of the bridge.  Through travelers on MD 7 between MD 543 and MD 24 (Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway) may use either I-95 (John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway) or US 40 (Pulaski Highway) as alternative routes to MD 7.

MDOT SHA works hard to maintain safe traffic mobility for travelers and our private sector partners during permitted oversized vehicle transports. Drivers need to stay alert, focus on the road and look for MSP and the convoy. Reduce speeds and look ahead for changing traffic conditions and temporary traffic drags and stops by police along the transport route. For a look at real-time commute conditions, log onto https://md511.maryland.gov.

 
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Editor’s Note: BGE Transformer Delivery
 
Hauler: Riggers, Inc. of Richmond, Va.
Gross Vehicle Weight: 575,040 lbs.
Length: 123’2”; Width: 11’; Height: 18’6”
 
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