3rd Superload move along I-24 eastbound in western Ky. delayed until Sunday morning

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the specialized hauler now plans to make a...
According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the specialized hauler now plans to make a run on Sunday morning.(Kentucky Transportation Cabinet/Facebook)
Published: Sep. 2, 2022 at 7:17 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 3, 2022 at 9:05 PM CDT
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WESTERN Ky. (KFVS) - Due to a number of factors, crews say the superload trip down I-24 eastbound from the 45 to the 65 mile marker planned for Saturday, September 3 had to be canceled.

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the specialized hauler now plans to make a run on Sunday morning.

Eastbound traffic on I-24 will be slowed to about 40 miles per hour between the 45 and 65 mile marker for about 40 minutes starting around 7:45 a.m.

This will be the third of five 480-ton superloads to move along the interstate through parts of Lyon, Caldwell and Trigg Counties.

According to KYTC, this superload plans to leave the Eddyville Riverport around 7 a.m. on Sunday and travel KY 93 southbound to the KY 293 Princeton-Eddyville Exit 45 interchange. KY 93 will be closed for about 45 minutes between the Riverport and the I-24 Exit 45 interchange to allow the load to reach I-24.

The load is expected to enter I-24 eastbound around 7:45 a.m., to travel to U.S. 68 Cadiz-Hopkinsville Exit 65.

Once the 16-foot-wide hauler enters I-24, the load will move at about 40 miles per hour with a police escort and support vehicles. This will create a traffic backup for eastbound I-24 travel as the load moves between exit 45 and exit 65.

Eastbound drivers on I-24 should be alert for slow-moving traffic and use appropriate caution.

KYTC crews said the overweight/over-dimensional load will slow to make turns at intersections. Drivers who encounter this superload should pay close attention to directions from police escorting the caravan.

Once the slow-moving caravan reaches the U.S. 68 Cadiz Exit 65 interchange, the superload will head east on U.S. 68 to Hopkinsville.

According to KYTC, Edwards Rigging is moving six parts of a large press to the Martinrea facility in Hopkinsville where they will be assembled as part of a plant expansion project.

This is the third of six trips Edwards Rigging plans to make along this route. Additional trips are planned about every other day over the next week.

The oversized hauler will be making return trips from Hopkinsville to the Eddyville Riverport via U.S. 68 and I-24 westbound once it is unloaded at the Martinrea plant.