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GA impacted by Florida-bound 'Mega Load'

The Mega-Lolad is too heavy to cross I-95's bridges (Source: GDOT) The Mega-Lolad is too heavy to cross I-95's bridges (Source: GDOT)
SAVANNAH, GA (WALB) -

A giant industrial load that is too heavy for the most direct route for its Cocoa, Florida destination will travel through South Georgia, before it gets to the Sunshine State.

The convoy hauling the cargo comes to over half a million pounds, and is over 18 feet wide, and 250 feet long.

 The DOT says the night travel schedule should reduce the impact on traffic, but motorists are encouraged to avoid the route if possible. Do not try to pass the convoy.

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Monday that a huge machine rotor will enter Georgia from its Charlotte,  North Carolina origin near Savannah. It will snake its way through Chatham, Bulloch, Candler, Treutlen, Bleckley, Twiggs, Houston, Dooly, Tift, Cook, and Lowndes Counties.

GDOT says that the part it's replacing will go back to Charlotte, though the time and route for that has not been announced.

The schedule is as follows:

Leave Georgia Welcome Center

8 pm Tuesday, March 28

Detour at I-95 Exit #102, Chatham Co.

8:10 pm

Turn Right onto US 80 WB

8:20 pm

Turn Left onto SR 119 SB

8:45 pm

Turn Right onto I-16 WB Ramp

8:55 pm

Detour at I-16 Exit #127 Ramp, Bulloch Co.

9:15 pm

Turn Right onto SR 67 NB

9:25 pm

Turn Left onto SR 46 WB

9:35 pm

Turn Left onto SR 73 SB

9:50 pm

Turn Right onto I-16 WB Ramp

10 pm

Detour at I-16 Exit #111 Ramp, Candler Co.

10:15 pm

Continue on I-16 WB

10:25 pm

Detour at I-16 Exit #98, Candler Co.

10:45 pm

Turn Right onto SR 57 NB

10:55 pm

Turn Left onto SR 46 WB

11:05 pm

Turn Left onto SR 4 SB

11:25 pm

Turn Right onto I-16 WB Ramp

11:35 pm

Crossing at SR 56 (US 221), Treutlen Co.

12 am Wednesday, March 29

Crossing at Crooked Run Rd (CR 166), Treutlen Co.

12:10 am

Crossing at CR 102-CSX Railroad, Treutlen Co.

12:25 am

Detour at I-16 Exit #24, Twiggs Co.

1:20 am

Turn Left onto SR 96 SB, Twiggs Co.

1:30 am

Turn Left onto SR 87 SB, Twiggs Co.

1:45 am

Turn Right onto SR 26 WB, Bleckley Co.

1:55 am

Crossing at Grade Northfolk Sou. Railroad, Bleckley Co.

2:00 am

Continue on SR 26 WB, Bleckley Co.

2:05 am

Stop overnight in Cochran

2:15 am

Leave Cochran

8:00 pm

Turn Left onto I-75 SB Ramp Entrance, Houston Co.

8:35 pm

Detour at I-75 Exit #121, Dooly Co.

8:50 pm

Turn Right onto SR 7 SB

9:00 pm

Turn Left onto SR 30 EB, Crisp Co.

9:20 pm

Turn Right onto SR 90 SB

9:30 pm

Turn Right onto SR 300 WB

9:40 pm

Turn Left onto SR 7 SB

9:50 pm

Turn Left onto SR 125 EB, Tift Co.

10:15 pm

Turn Right onto Southwell Blvd. WB, Tift Co.

10:30 pm

Turn Left onto SR 7 SB

10:40 pm

Continue onto S Church St/Old US 41 SB

11:35 pm

Continue onto SR 7 SB

11:45 pm

Turn Left onto SR 7 EB (Perimeter Rd), Lowndes County

11:55 pm

Continue onto SR 31 WB

12:05 am

Turn Left onto I-75 SB

12:15 am

Reach Destination

12:30 am

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