LIMA (Monday, November 10, 2014) – An
oversized load traveling from Indiana into Ohio on Wednesday will slow traffic
as it makes its way to the city of Lima.
with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) are working with Barnhart
Crane and Rigging, Memphis, Tenn., on the transport of a HIS reformer destined
for Husky Energy Lima Refinery. The load measures 312 feet long, 24 feet
wide, 18 feet tall and has a gross weight of 885,000 pounds.
load will travel at an estimated 5-10 miles per hour and will be accompanied by
an ODOT escort and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The move is anticipated
to be completed in one day but could possibly require two.
convoy will begin moving at approximately 7 a.m. Wednesday and will travel east
from Indiana on Ohio 81, south on Elgin Converse Road, south on Becker Road, south
on St. Marys River Road, east on Ohio 197, south on Ohio 198, east on County
Road 166, north on County Road 25A, north on South Dixie Highway and west on
Buckeye Road to the refinery.
road closures are anticipated, but motorists should expect delays given the
slow speed of the load and the anticipated need for temporary stops of traffic.
law enforcement and emergency responders have been notified of the transport.
For more information, contact: Rhonda
Pees, ODOT District 1, 419-999-6803; firstname.lastname@example.org; or Mandi Dillon, ODOT District 7, 937-497-6820, email@example.com.