Traffic delays expected Saturday & Sunday
for superload transport
COUNTIES: The third, and
final, superload will be traveling through Jefferson and Harrison counties
this Saturday, February 15, and Sunday, February 16. The superload is expected
to enter in to Ohio from West Virginia just before sunrise this
Saturday via U.S. 22.
The superload will travel to the CR 22A
(Cadiz Rd.)/ SR 43 (CR 22A) intersection where it will be parked overnight on
Saturday. The superload is expected to resume travel Sunday morning, at
The route is as follows:
U.S. 22 west to SR 43 (Canton Rd.), SR 43 (Canton Rd.) south to CR 22A (Cadiz
SUNDAY: 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, 375-feet long, and 883,000
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.
This move is weather permitting.
For more information
contact: Lauren Borell at
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