Hamilton County (Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013) – The transport of an oversize load from Fairfield, Ohio in Butler County to the Ohio River is expected to impact traffic Tuesday, Sept. 3 and Wednesday, Sept. 4.
The 270,000-pound gross fiberglass tanker, which measures 170 feet long, nearly 22 feet wide, and nearly 19 feet high, will take two days to transport, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m. each day.
The route, beginning in Fairfield, is as follows: North SR 747 to north SR 4; just north of SR 73, a 10 to 15 minute closure will be in place on SR 4. Transport will then proceed on west SR 73 to south SR 177 to west SR 130 to Mormon Road, then to west SR 129 to south US 27 to west SR 126 to south SR 128 to east U.S. 50. After transport through several streets in North Bend, the transport will arrive at a barge docked near Southside Avenue, Cincinnati.
Top speeds through towns and villages will not exceed 5 mph, so motorists are advised to use alternate routes. The Ohio State Highway Patrol and Butler County Sheriff will assist during transport of the tanker. Again, ODOT asks motorists to plan ahead and use an alternate route to avoid congestion and delays.