Mega-load moves from Baltimore to West Virginia starting tonight

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A vastly-oversized load expected on Interstates in Maryland's Howard, Frederick, Washington, Allegany and Garrett counties and beyond is expected to cause some traffic delays.

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration today said it will assist with a multi-day mega move of a large pweice3 of industrial equipment, between Baltimore and West Virginia starting tonight.

The haul will take place overnight from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., according to MDOT. The convoy will stop Wednesday morning at the South Mountain I-70 West welcome center, before proceeding Wednesday night at 8 p.m. to continue the move on I-68 to the West Virginia state line.

Capital City Group, of Columbus, Ohio will handle the 140-mile transport, which consists of a 185-foot tractor-trailer hauling the 570,000-pound cargo. The convoy will travel:

  • I-95 north
  • I-695 north
  • MD 26 west
  • MD 32 south
  • I-70 west (ramping off at I-97, then MD 32)
  • I-68 west

Because of the size of the vehicle, the convoy will be traveling much slower than the posted speed limit. Two Maryland State Police vehicles will escort the convoy, along with four private vehicles from the company.