INDOT: Big Load Moving Through Area Beginning Tonight
November 3, 2014 — A slow-moving oversized load will travel on some northwest Indiana state highways — with police escort — during four nights beginning after 8:00 p.m. Thursday.
INDOT spokesman Will Wingfield says the approximately 185-mile route begins at State Road 249 near the Port of Indiana – Burns Harbor and will use State Roads and U-S Highways eastward to the Indiana-Ohio state line.
Wingfield says cross streets nay need to be closed as the truck moves through the area. Police officers may also block all traffic where the oversize load may need to use the opposite side of the road to get through some intersections or interchanges.
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The approximately 185-mile route will begin at S.R. 249/George Nelson Drive near the Port of Indiana – Burns Harbor and follow U.S. 12, S.R. 49, U.S. 6, U.S. 421, U.S. 30, S.R. 9 and S.R. 124 to the Ohio State Line.
INDOT urges motorists avoid these routes on the nights detailed below.
Night 1: S.R. 249 south to U.S. 12 east to S.R. 49 south to U.S. 6 east to U.S. 421 south to U.S. 30 east. Load will stop on U.S. 30 just east of U.S. 35.
Night 2: U.S. 30 east and over ramps at U.S. 31 to continue on U.S 30 east.
Night 3: U.S. 30 east to S.R. 9 south.
Night 4: S.R. 9 south to S.R. 124 east.