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20 years after Baltimore’s Howard Street Tunnel fire, long-sought after expansion project poised to begin

(Source: Baltimore Sun, April 29, 2021)

BALTIMORE, Md. — Nearly half a billion dollars for 18 inches. That’s how much the CSX railroad, the state of Maryland and others are poised to spend expanding a more than a century-old tunnel under downtown Baltimore where an acrid chemical fire burned for days after a 2001 derailment. The changes will fix a bottleneck that has hampered growth at the Port of Baltimore and rail traffic along the East Coast.

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