Truck moving industrial kilns will restrict downtown parking

Some streets affected until March 15

February 24, 2000|By Rafael Alvarez | Rafael Alvarez,SUN STAFF

Parking on certain streets along the Baltimore waterfront and other parts of the city will be restricted tonight -- and the next six Monday and Thursday evenings through March 15 -- as a huge truck moves seven industrial kilns from the Canton docks to a cement company in Carroll County.

Restrictions imposed by the city Department of Public Works will begin at 9 p.m. and last until 3 a.m. as the first of the 130-ton kilns leaves a pier on South Clinton Street for a six-hour trip to the Lehigh Portland Cement Company on Reisterstown Road.

Each kiln is 168 feet long, 18 feet high and more than 20 feet wide, and will be carried by a Super Truck of the Robbins Motor Transportation Co. Public works spokesman Kurt Kocher said, "I saw a drawing of it. It looked like a big truck with a kiln on it."

Cars parked on designated streets during restricted times will be ticketed and towed. Signal lights will be raised along the route, and police escorts will assist, causing delays.

The route follows Clinton Street north; east on Boston Street; north on Conkling Street; south on Aisquith Street; west on Fayette Street; north on Paca Street; west on Druid Hill Avenue; north on Auchentoroly Terrace and continue north on Reisterstown Road to the city line.

Between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m., the following streets will be posted with "No Stopping" signs:

Both sides of Conkling Street from Eastern Avenue to Bank Street; Bank Street from Conkling Street to Highland Avenue; Aisquith Street from Fayette Street to Comet Street; Druid Hill Avenue from Paca Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Druid Hill Avenue from MLK Boulevard to Cloverdale Avenue.

The north side of Orleans Street from Caroline Street to Aisquith Street; Fayette Street from Holliday Street to Eutaw Street.

The south side of Fayette Street from Aisquith Street to Colvin Street and Fayette Street from Eutaw Street to Paca Street.

The east side of Highland Avenue from Fayette Street to Pulaski Highway; Paca Street from Druid Hill Avenue to 150 feet south of Druid Hill Avenue; and Reisterstown Road from Cold Spring Lane to Ridgewood Avenue.

The west side of Highland Avenue from Bank Street to Gough Street; Paca Street from Fayette Street to Lexington Street; and Paca Street from Franklin Street to Druid Hill Avenue.

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