Last of 6 superloads to move on I-24 on Sept. 8
(KBSI) – The last of six superload trips down Interstate 24 Eastbound from the 45 to 65 mile marker is planned for Thursday morning, September 8.
The specialized hauler plans to leave the Eddyville Riverport around 7 a.m. Thursday, to initially travel KY 93 southbound to the KY 293 Princeton-Eddyville Exit 45 Interchange. KY 93 will be closed for about 45 minutes between the Riverport and the I-24 Exit 45 Interchange to allow the load to reach I-24, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
Eastbound traffic on Interstate 24 will be slowed between Exit 45 and Exit 65 for about 40 minutes starting around 7:45 a.m. on Thursday.
The 480-ton superload will move along Interstate 24 through parts of Lyon, Caldwell, and Trigg counties.
Once the 16-ft. wide hauler enters I-24, the load will move at about 40 miles per hour with a police escort and support vehicles. This will create a traffic backup for eastbound I-24 travel with about a 20 minute delay as the load travels eastbound between Exit 45 and Exit 65.
Eastbound drivers on I-24 should be alert for slow-moving traffic and use caution.
Patience is asked of other people on the road, particularly where the overweight/over-dimensional hauler slows to make turns at intersections. Drivers who encounter this superload should pay close attention to directions from police escorting the caravan.
Once the slow-moving caravan reaches the U.S. 68 Cadiz Exit 65 Interchange, the superload will head east on U.S. 68 through Christian County to Hopkinsville.
Edwards Rigging is moving six parts of a large auto parts stamping press to the Martinrea facility near Hopkinsville where it will be assembled as part of a plant expansion project.
The oversized hauler will be making an afternoon return trip from Hopkinsville to the Eddyville Riverport via U.S. 68 and I-24 westbound once it is unloaded at the Martinrea plant.