Oversize loads will slow down traffic

The transport of four oversize loads from the Anderson Ferry in Hamilton County to Middletown in Butler County is expected to impact local traffic the weeks of May 14 and May 21.

Each load, which consists of a cold box measuring 146 to 175 feet in length, 18.5 feet in width and 19.5 feet in height, will take two days to transport between the Ohio River and Middletown, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m. each day, according to the following schedule:

Tuesday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 16;
Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19;
Monday, May 21 and Tuesday, May 22;
Thursday, May 24 and Friday, May 25.

Top speeds through towns and villages will not exceed 5 mph, so motorists are advised to use alternate routes.

Four bucket trucks will travel with each oversize load to ensure minimal impact to traffic while providing the extra support for the low utility lines.

In addition to the bucket trucks, each load will be traveling with four Ohio State Highway Patrol escorts along with an ODOT escort and two private escorts.
 

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