Planning to head west on I-16 this evening? Plan ahead or leave early.
A mega-load manufacturing press will be passing through as it makes its way to Bartow County. The 19-axle rig will be traveling at night beginning Wednesday evening, stay fpr a daytime layover in Forsyth and is expected to reach its destination early Friday morning.
The press is leaving the Ocean Terminal at the Port of Savannah at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening. It will travel on US 80 Westbound, to I-16 West where it will travel until reaching I-75 North, hopefully just before 3:00 A.M.
This means the press will be on Highway 80 and I-16 West for at least 7 hours – 7 p.m to 2 a.m.
Law enforcement and civilian vehicles will accompany the Guy M. Turner transport vehicle. The weight is 361,500 pounds and the trailer/rig is 18 feet wide, 13 feet 4 inches tall and 185 feet long.
The Georgia Department of Transportation categorizes a transport as a super load when it exceeds 150,000 pounds in weight, 16 feet in height or 16 feet 2 inches in width. The carrier must receive a super load permit from the Department before transport.
Officials are asking that motorists avoid the route if possible.
The product is headed to Voestalpine Automotive Components, Inc. in the City of White, which is north of Atlanta.