Low Bridge Warning System Now In Use in Nearby Laurel City

Might want to avoid this bridge in the morning on April 13 -- but otherwise there should be fewer delays now due to this improvement.
When: Monday, April 13, 2015 at 10 a.m.

What: City Of Laurel Department Of Public Works Live Demonstration

State Of-The-Art Low Bridge Warning System Now In Use

Where: Media Staging At The American Legion Commuter Lot at the End of Main Street at Lafayette

Why: To Prevent This
It happens nearly a dozen times a year. An over-sized tractor trailer ignores the 11’4” height warning sign at the CSX

Tunnel at Main Street and First Street and gets stuck.

It’s a major inconvenience to motorists and nearby businesses who have to endure extended detours while the trucks are freed.

The City of Laurel is now one of the first in the State to put into service a new laser-pointed detection system with flashing lights and signs to let drivers know their vehicle won’t fit under the bridge.

The Media is invited to see a live demonstration of the system, talk with DPW Director Rob Ferree and other City Leaders, and hear from local business owners who have been asking for a solution.

For more information, please contact:

Audrey Barnes
Communications Director