Slow-Moving Superload Set to Move through Northwest Region Starting Tuesday
PennDOT has an update on the movement of a superload being transported from West Milton, NY to Wampum, PA.
Due to recent, intense winter weather, the superload is not expected to move overnight Monday. At the earliest, the transport will continue its journey after 10:00 PM Tuesday, January 18. Weather permitting, it will travel from Elk County to Route 66 in Forest County to Route 322 in Clarion County into Venango County.
From there, it is expected to travel on Route 62 in Venango County to Route 173 in Mercer County to Interstate 80 to Ohio, as part of a more than 400-mile journey across the state. The superload is 213 feet long and weighs 294 tons.
The superload will move as a rolling slowdown using two traffic lanes, which will result in traffic stoppages and travel delays.
The majority of the transport, currently scheduled to be completed on January 22, will take place during nighttime hours. Movement could be impacted or delayed by winter weather. Perkins Specialized Transportation Contracting of Becker, Minnesota will transport the load.
The superload travel plan involves 16 counties and features ramp maneuvers, unusual traffic patterns, and slow-moving vehicles.
Drivers should remain alert for this slow-moving, two-lane operation, which will travel at the posted speed limit or 30 mph—whichever is lower.