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'Mega Transport' To Slow Traffic In 3 Counties

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Georgia Department Of Transportation leaders are warning drivers of a major haul planned for this weekend, that could impact traffic in 3 counties. Crews are hauling a large part from Plant McIntosh to Plant Vogtle 3 counties away. The load is expected to cover two full lanes of traffic. Wednesday, officials issued this road alert:

WHEN:           8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23, weather permitting 

WHERE:         Effingham County: Ebenezer Road and State Route 21

Screven County: State Route 21, US 301/State Route 73, State Route 24

Burke County: State Route 24, Murray Hill Road, Millhaven Road, State Route 23 and Ebenezer Church Road

WHAT:           A 941,840 lb. deaerator will be moved from Plant McIntosh in Rincon to Plant Vogtle in Waynesboro this weekend.  Beginning Friday morning the 18' wide, 235' long load will travel from Effingham County to Screven County. Saturday morning the mega load will continue to Burke County.  During this time and along the above routes traffic will be slow or even stopped at some points due to the excessive size of the load. 

The load will have police escorts and moving message boards warning of traffic interruptions.

CAUTION:    The mega load is two lanes wide.  Motorists should exercise extreme caution in its vicinity and follow instructions from the law enforcement escort. 

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