Traffic Alert – Large Vehicle Escort on Thursday November 11

Motorists are advised to expect delays on Thursday November 11 for a large vehicle escort through Newark.

Beginning at about 1:00 pm, a large truck, carrying a tree destined for New York’s Rockefeller Center, will be traveling through Newark and may cause temporary road closures and traffic delays. The route of the truck will be as follows:

  • Southbound New London Road (SR 896) from the Maryland state line to West Cleveland Avenue
  • Eastbound on West Cleveland Avenue to East Cleveland Avenue to Capitol Trail (SR 2)
  • Westbound on Capitol Trail to Ogletown Road (SR 273)
  • Eastbound on Ogletown Road towards Interstate 95

The public is invited to view the tree as it passes and to take photographs.  Please remain on sidewalks and out of the roadway.

The truck will be escorted by officers on motorcycles and in police cars.  At some points on the route, traffic may be temporarily stopped to allow safe passage and turning of the truck.  DO NOT attempt to pass the truck as it travels along the route.