Super load stopped for the day on U.S. 23

Published 10:21 am Thursday, March 7, 2024

The super load being transported on U.S. 23 has stopped for the day and will resume its slow travel on Friday.

It is travelling on U.S. 23 at approximately 10 miles per hour. It left West Portsmouth this morning and stopped a couple miles outside of Lucasville.

It is headed to Lucasville where it will stop for the day.

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On Friday, at approximately 8 a.m., the load will continue northbound from the Lucasville area towards the Village of Piketon.

The large load is a piece of equipment headed to the new Intel factory outside of Columbus.

There will be 35 of these movements a news release from the sheriff’s office said.

The Ohio Department of Transportation defines super load weight at over 60 tons.

The Waverly Police Department, in Ross County, sent out a release describing the situation as “big ol’ rigs inching along at a snail’s pace, taking in the sights of our charming town as they make their way through” and “keeping it chill at a cool 10 mph.”

The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be providing escort for the super and mega loads.

For updates on its travels, go to their Facebook page Ohio Department of Transportation Southern Ohio District 9.