Oversized transport moves through area

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Two slow-moving, over-sized transports traveled through Jay, Adams, Allen and DeKalb counties on Friday.

The Indiana Department of Transportation said the “super-loads” departed from Indianapolis Thursday and stopped in Bryant overnight, then pulled out around 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Friday and traveled through the Fort Wayne district. The transport traveled portions of U.S. 27, U.S. 224, S.R. 101, S.R. 1 and U.S. 6.

The superload had twice been delayed due to permitting issues from local towns and cities, but an INDOT spokesperson said all necessary permits had since been secured.

Short-term closures of cross streets took place throughout the move, and where roads are only two lanes, the highway section was closed to allow the convoy, traveling 15 mph, to pass. Drivers were asked to be prepared for temporary closures and slow-moving traffic along the super-load’s route.

A superload transport will move through northeast Indiana on Friday, April 20, 2018.

The details of the Friday’s route:

  • The convoy began on U.S. 27 northbound, out of Bryant in Jay County
  • The convoy traveled U.S. 27 northbound to U.S. 224 eastbound through Adams County
  • The convoy continued on U.S. 224 eastbound to S.R. 101 northbound, through Allen County
  • From S.R. 101 northbound, the convoy advanced to S.R. 1 northbound in DeKalb County
  • The convoy finished its move through Indiana on U.S. 6 eastbound in DeKalb County toward the Ohio State Line.

INDOT said the transport was moving a very large piece of furnace duct work. The load is 18 feet tall, according to INDOT.

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