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Fourth oversize load to be hauled June 4-5
Transport of third load to be completed Saturday, June 2
Lebanon (Friday, June 1, 2012) - The final leg of the transport of the third of four oversize loads from Southside Avenue in Sedamsville, Hamilton County, to Yankee Road in Middletown, Butler County is scheduled to begin at 6 a.m. Saturday, June 2. Transport along east State Route 73 to north SR 4 to east 14th Street to Yankee Road is expected to take approximately five hours to complete and will impact local traffic.
The transport of the fourth load is scheduled for Monday, June 4 and Tuesday, June 5, again beginning from Southside Avenue in Sedamsville, Hamilton County. Transport of a cold box, measuring 146 feet in length, 18.5 feet in width, and 19 feet in height and weighing 425,800 lbs. gross weight, will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. each day.
Top speeds through towns and villages will not exceed 5 mph, so motorists are advised to use alternate routes.
Four bucket trucks will travel with each oversize load to ensure minimal impact to traffic while providing the extra support for the low utility lines.
In addition to the bucket trucks, each load will be traveling with four Ohio State Highway Patrol escorts along with an ODOT escort and two private escorts.
The route is as follows:
Hamilton County:
Depart Southside Avenue to west U.S. 50; north on Miami Avenue in North Bend; crossover at Cooper Road in Cleves; west to U.S. 50 in the eastbound lanes; north on State Route 128;
Butler County:
North on U.S. 27 entering from the U.S. 27 southbound off ramp to SR 128; north on U.S. 27; east on Stahlheber Road; north on Morman Road; east on SR 130; north on SR 177; east on SR 73; south on U.S. 127; east on SR 73; north on SR 4, entering SR 4 using the southbound exit ramp to SR 73; at top of ramp, crossover the median into north SR 4 lanes; east on 14th Avenue to Yankee Road and destination.
Again, ODOT asks motorists to plan ahead and use an alternate route to avoid congestion and delays.
For more information contact:
Sharon Smigielski, Public Information Officer, at (513) 933-6511
Liz Lyons, Public Information Specialist, at (513) 933-6534
or email D08.PIO@dot.state.oh.us‚Äč