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Baltimore modifies official truck routes following bridge collapse


The Baltimore City Department of Transportation has changed the city’s official truck routes to try to accommodate for increased traffic following the catastrophic collapse of the Frances Scott Key Bridge on Tuesday.

Baltimore Official Truck Routes After Bridge Collapse

Officials say that the bridge collapse is expected to bring higher-than-usual traffic volumes to city roads, and to designated truck routes in particular.

In order to minimize traffic disruptions, the Baltimore City Department of Transportation has modified the city’s official truck map, which shows which roads and highways truckers are permitted to use in Baltimore.

Truckers traveling in Baltimore are asked to view the modified truck map often as it may change from day to day.

Please click here to access the official truck map online for the most up to date information.

More Trucker Travel Info From MDTA

The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) has also issued travel information for truckers trying to navigate around the bridge closure.

  • Harbor Crossing alternate routes are I-95 or I-895 tunnels.
  • Vehicles transporting hazardous materials prohibited in tunnels should use the western section of I-695 around tunnels. This includes vehicles carrying bottled propane gas in excess of 10 pounds per container (maximum of 10 containers), bulk gasoline, explosives, significant amounts of radioactive materials.
  • Vehicles in excess of 13’-6”, in height, or 96” (8 feet) in width are prohibited from using the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel. I-95 Ft.
  • McHenry Tunnel restrictions are height – 14’ – 6” width – 11’ – 0”.

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