Traffic delays expected Sunday between
Steubenville and Hopedale for superload transport
COUNTIES: The final superload will be
traveling through Jefferson and Harrison counties this Sunday, August 12. The
superload will be entering Ohio from West Virginia on U.S. 22.
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
This superload is
smaller than the first, dimensions are 16-feet wide, 17-feet 4-inches tall,
and approximately 200-feet long.
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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