The Cove Point Liquefaction Team is advising motorists to plan for possible delays between 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, and 5 a.m. Thursday, June 4, on Route 2/4 from the north end of the Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge north to Cove Point Road.
The traffic impacts are necessary for the large load transports that are an important part of the Dominion Cove Point Liquefaction Project. The largest pieces of equipment arrive by barge at the temporary pier at Offsite Area B in Solomons. From there, they are moved on specially designed transport vehicles north on Maryland Route 2/4 to the terminal on Cove Point Road.
The transports travel north on Rt. 2/4 and at several points switch into the southbound lane, still traveling north, to avoid obstacles. Maryland State Police and Calvert County Sheriff’s Office will control traffic to maintain safe conditions. Maryland Route 765, HG Trueman Road, will remain open from Dowell Road north, paralleling Rt. 2/4.
The transports involve the Calvert County Sheriff, Maryland State Police, State Highway Administration and emergency responders to ensure each haul is conducted safely and with minimal impacts to the community and traveling public. The transports require permits from the State Highway Administration and are to occur at night, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., to minimize impacts to traffic. For further information regarding Large Load transport information and other project updates, please send a request to CovePoint@Dom.com or leave a detailed message at 410-286-5757.