Superload movement began today
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, January 14, 2015) – The superload movement, originally scheduled for last week, began today in Mount Vernon, Ohio.
It will be staged overnight in Coshocton County and resume its journey across eastern Ohio tomorrow. Roads expected to be impacted are U.S. Route 36, Interstate 77 south, Interstate 70 east, Interstate 470 east, and State Route 7 south to 26th Street in Bellaire.
The load is 330 feet long, 15 feet 6 inches tall, 20 feet 4 inches wide and around 959,000 lbs. gross weight. Given the slow speed of travel, motorists are advised to plan ahead and use alternate routes to avoid delays.
This is the first of three loads headed ultimately to Bellaire Harbor in Belmont County from Mount Vernon.
Ohio’s highways are essential to keeping and creating new jobs. With a mission to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for maintaining one of the largest transportation networks in the nation. Guided by ethical principles and accountability, ODOT works to improve safety, enhance travel and advance economic development. As a $2.8 billion enterprise, the department wisely invests in its core services of snow and ice removal, annual construction program and highway maintenance operations.
For more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email D11.PIO@dot.state.oh.us