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Team is advising motorists to plan for possible delays

The Cove Point Liquefaction Project Team is advising motorists to plan for possible delays between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Thursday night, Oct. 8, on Route 2/4 from the north end of the Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge north to Cove Point Road.

Traffic also may be delayed on Cove Point Road from Route 2/4 to the entrance of the Dominion Cove Point LNG facility during the final stage of the heavy haul.

Timely information about the Dominion Cove Point liquefaction heavy haul transport events is available from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office by subscribing to www.nixle.com.

Roadside electronic signs will be set up the night before along Route 2/4, Cove Point Road, Little Cove Point Road and Route 235 to advise motorists to be prepared for delays during the heavy haul events.

The heavy haul scheduling depends on the timing of barge arrivals, which can be impacted by delays at the port or weather conditions, and the receipt of the State Highway Authority permits, the availability of support from Maryland State Police, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, local emergency responders and other factors.

The transports are an important part of the Dominion Cove Point Liquefaction Project. The largest equipment arrives by barge at the temporary pier in Solomons. From there, it is 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 then turn east on Rt. 497, Cove Point Road, and end at the Dominion LNG facility.

The process involves 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.

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