481,000 pound transformer to be moved from Harford County to Pennsylvania, many roads to be closed

Giant transformer moving from Havre de Grace to PA

Efforts will begin Monday night, June 25 to move a giant transformer from Harford County to Delta, Pennsylvania.

The transformer is 35 feet high and 28 feet wide and weighs approximately 481,000 pounds. Due to its large size, it's being hauled by a specially designed vehicle that will travel at just 5 miles per hour.

Maryland State Police, the State Highway Administration and the MDTA will assist in the transportation.

Motorists who travel MD 155 (Level Road), I-95, MD 22 (Churchville Road), MD 136 (Priestford/Whiteford Road) and MD 165 (Pylesville Road) should expect temporary road and bridge closures. There will be detours in place.

The transformer will stop at a pre-determined, secure staging location each night.

It's scheduled to reach its final destination on Thursday night, June 28.

This is the last of seven transformers to be moved from the port at Havre de Grace to Delta, Pennsylvania.

You can track the transformer's progress, by calling Exelon's Hotline at 1-717-456-4932.

If you happen to the see the transformer, take a picture and email it to pix@wmar.com.

CARAVAN AND BRIDGE CLOSURE SCHEDULE:
(All dates and times are approximate)

DATE/TIME DETAILS
8 p.m. Monday, June 25 – 5 a.m. Tuesday, June 26       
Single left-lane closures along northbound and southbound I-95 in the vicinity of the MD 155 interchange (Exit 89).

8 p.m. Monday, June 25 - 5 a.m. Tuesday, June 26
Road closures along MD 155 in Havre de Grace east of I-95, with temporary detour routes posted.

10 p.m. Monday, June 25
Caravan enters MD 155 at Baker Road and proceeds west along MD 155 to the I-95 interchange.

10 p.m. Monday, June 25
Ramp from westbound MD 155 to northbound I-95 closed.  Ramp from southbound I-95 to westbound MD 155 closed.  Temporary detour routes will be posted.

11:30 p.m. – midnight, Monday, June 25
Caravan begins crossing all lanes and median of  I-95 at the MD 155 interchange (Exit 89).  MSP will slow traffic to a stop on I-95 to permit the convoy vehicles to cross the highway (approximately 15 minutes).  After both transport vehicles have successfully traveled across all lanes of I-95, MSP will re-open travel lanes in stages to allow stopped I-95 traffic to proceed.

12 a.m. – 5 a.m. Tuesday, June 26      
Caravan proceeds from I-95 interchange west along MD 155 and will briefly travel one-tenth of a mile along MD 22 in Churchville to connect to northbound MD 136. The caravan will stop for the night along MD 136 south of the bridge over Deer Creek at 5 a.m.

5 a.m. Tuesday, June 26 – 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 27    
The Deer Creek Bridge will be closed to all traffic, with temporary detour routes posted.

5 p.m. Tuesday, June 26 – 5 a.m. Wednesday, June 27    
Caravan crosses the Deer Creek Bridge in daylight hours, stops until 10 p.m. and proceeds north along MD 136 overnight.  The caravan will stop for the night along MD 136 south of the bridge over Broad Creek.

6 a.m. Wednesday,  June 27– 5 p.m. Thursday, June 28   
The Broad Creek Bridge will be closed to all traffic, with temporary detour routes posted.

5 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 – 5 a.m. Thursday, June 28   
Caravan crosses the Broad Creek Bridge in daylight hours, stops until 10 p.m. and proceeds north along MD 136 to northbound MD 165 overnight.  The caravan will stop along MD 165 just south of the Maryland/Pennsylvania state line.

10 p.m. Thursday, June 28 – 5 a.m. Friday, June 29     
Caravan leaves Maryland and proceeds within Pennsylvania along PA 74 (Delta Road) to Broad Street Extended to Lay Road, ending the journey at Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station in Delta, Pa. Detour routes will be in effect in Pennsylvania.

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