Large Equipment Convoy To Make Its Way Through Md.

It will leave Baltimore city on Wednesday evening.

Baltimore, Md (KM) A large equipment convoy will be making its way through Maryland beginning on Wednesday evening. . The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration says the convoy will travel from the  Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore’s Dundalk Marine Terminal,   and end its journey on Sunday at the Potomac Energy Center in Leesburg, Virginia.

One tractor trailer will leave from the Port of Baltimore at 8:00 PM on Wednesday; a second one will depart at 9:00 PM.

The convoy will consist of 200-foot to 240-foot tractor trailers carrying power generating plant components. They will be escorted by two State Police vehicles and two private escorts. The journey will take them from Baltimore city through Baltimore, Carrol and Montgomery Counties.

MDOT SHA says because of the size of the convoy, it will move much slower than the posted speed limits. Motorists who are driving at that hour are asked to be patient. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration says every effort will be made to safely expedite this transport.

Some of the area roads which could be affected include Md. Route 97 (Old Westminster Road), Md. Route 26 (Liberty Road) and Md. Route 27 (Ridge Road) in Carroll County, and a small section of Md. 27 in Howard County. . Other roads  affected include Md Route 118 (Germantown Road), Md. Route 124 (Woodfield Road) , Md. Route 108 (Olney-Laytonsville Road),  Md. Route 27 (Ridge Road) in Montgomery County.; along with Father Hurley Boulevard, Crystal Rock  Drive, I-270 and I-495 (the Capital Beltway) to the Virginia state line.

By Kevin McManus