By Mike Perleberg
(Cleves, Oh.) - A superload is taking longer than expected to make its way along State Route 128 to U.S. 50 in Ohio.
A 135-ton, 20-foot wide tanker is in the midst of transport from Fairfield, Ohio to a barge on the Ohio River. The journey was supposed to be completed on Wednesday, but there have been delays.
Starting at 9:00 Friday morning, the tanker will begin moving from a site on Route 128 near the Butler-Hamilton county line. It will move South on SR 128, arriving in Cleves perhaps Friday afternoon.
The tanker will continue through several streets in the villages of Cleves and North Bend before navigating onto U.S. 50 East. The superload then travels to Southside Avenue in Cincinnati where it will arrive at the barge site around 9:00 p.m. Friday.
The top speed won’t exceed 5 MPH, so motorists are advised to find an alternate route.
Local law enforcement is providing assistance with traffic control during the transport. Utility crews have to lift power lines, traffic signals, and utility lines across the street so the 19-feet high superload can fit underneath.