Traffic delays expected Sunday on U.S. 22
between Steubenville and Hopedale for superload transport
COUNTIES: The first of three superloads
will be traveling through Jefferson and Harrison counties this Sunday, January
12. The superload is expected to enter Ohio from West Virginia via U.S. 22 at
The route is as follows;
from U.S. 22 west to SR 43 (Canton Rd.), SR 43 (Canton Rd.) south to CR 22A
(Cadiz Rd.), CR 22A (Cadiz Rd.) to U.S. 22, U.S. 22 west to SR 151, SR 151
north to Giacobi Rd., ending at the MarkWest fractionator facility.
Traffic on U.S. 22 between
SR 7 and SR 43 will be affected in both the east and westbound directions.
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see the route map
Traffic will be maintained via rolling
road blocks. The transport will be accompanied by 4 Ohio State Highway Patrol
escorts, Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), local law enforcement and
utility trucks. Progress of the superload will affect traffic in all directions
on the traveled routes.
Motorists wishing to travel to WV during
this time should expect delays of up to 30 minutes while this superload enters
Ohio. Once the superload is in Ohio, motorists should expect delays and various
intermittent ramp and lane closures as the superload progresses west.
Dimensions of the superload
are 20-feet wide, 17-feet 4-inches tall, 305-feet long, and 969,500
pounds, gross weight. Due to the size and travel speed of the superload,
officials from ODOT are working closely with the logistics team from Capital
City Crane to plan for the successful transport of these units.
The transport team is paying special
attention to public safety when crossing bridges and making turns on the
superloads route. The transport team is also planning the move to avoid peak travel
times to minimize the interference with traffic.
ODOT is asking motorists to plan ahead
and consider alternate routes to avoid congestion and delays.
Future moves are scheduled for Sunday,
January 19, and 26. The same route will be taken for those loads.
For more information
contact: Lauren Borell at
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