Traffic delays expected Sunday between
Steubenville and Hopedale for superload transport
COUNTIES: The first of three
superloads will be traveling through Jefferson and Harrison counties this
Sunday, July 29. The superload will be entering Ohio from West Virginia on U.S.
SR 7 will be affected
between Pottery and Steubenvillle. The superload will continue west on
U.S. 22 to Lovers Ln., to SR 43 (Sunset/Layman Blvd.) to CR22A, back
to U.S. 22 westbound to SR 151 in Hopedale, ending at the MarkWest fractionator
facilty on Giacobi Rd..
The U.S. 22 closure
will be handled as a rolling roadblock from SR 43 to Lovers Ln.. 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
Dimensions of the
superload are 16-feet wide, 17-feet 4-inches tall, 310-feet long, and
476,000 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
For more information
contact: Lauren Borell at 330-308-7817 or Lauren.Borell@dot.ohio.gov
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