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Fourth oversize load to be hauled June 5 - 7
Lebanon (Monday, June 4, 2012) - The transport of the fourth and final oversize load from Southside Avenue in Sedamsville, Hamilton County, to Yankee Road in Middletown, Butler County is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 5.
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, is expected to take three days beginning at 9 a.m.  and ending 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