Note: See Monday update for latest information.
A super load move through several north central Pennsylvania counties is scheduled to resume tonight, Sunday, February 19, in north central Pennsylvania.
The move originated from Waverly NY, and is to be transported to the Moxie Power Plant east of Berwick in Luzerne County.
The load is classified as a super load due to its weight and dimensions. It weighs more than 900,000 pounds, is 345 feet long (including carrier), 20 feet wide and 18 feet high.
The travel route is from Waverly NY to Route 220 south in Bradford County PA to the Route 220 south off- and on-ramps at Route 4022 (Sayre/South Waverly Exit), back to Route 220 south to the off- and on-ramps at Route 6 (Troy/Towanda Exit), back to Route 220 south to Route 42 south at Beech Glen in Sullivan County, to Route 239 south in Lycoming County, to Route 487 south through Benton in Columbia County, to Interstate 80 east at the Light Street Interchange, to Route 11 south at Lime Ridge, then passing through the PennDOT Lime Ridge stockpile to Route 11 north through Berwick to Route 4002 (Mingle Inn Road) west to the power plant.
This is the fifth day of the move with all moves made during the night between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
The load currently is parked on Route 239 just north of Benton in Columbia County. Tonight it will travel from that location to the PennDOT Lime Ridge stockpile on Route 11 in South Centre Township, Columbia County. Plans initially were for the super load to reach the stockpile on the fourth (Saturday) night and for the entire move to be completed in five nights. The move now is expected to be completed in six nights.
The schedule for the sixth and final leg of the move will be Monday night from Route 11 north from the PennDOT stockpile at Lime Ridge to the Moxie Power Plant entrance in Salem Township, Luzerne County, a distance of about 15 miles.
Due to the width of load, traffic will be unable to pass the load in either direction on two-lane highways and will be unable to pass the load eastbound while it is traveling on I-80 east. There will be areas where the super load will pull over to allow vehicles to pass. This may be done with the assistance of flaggers.
Edwards Moving and Rigging Inc. of Shelbyville, KY is the moving contractor.
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