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GA impacted by NC-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 from its Cocoa, Florida origin will travel through South Georgia, again, enroute back to North Carolina. This convoy will go in a reverse trek from than the one that took a giant rotor to Florida on March 28.

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 Florida Thursday night.

It will snake its way back to Savannah, the same way it came. It will go through Lowndes, Cook, Tift,  Dooly, Houston, Twiggs, Treutlen, Bleckley, Candler, Bulloch, and Chatham Counties.

The schedule is as follows:

Leave Georgia/Florida Line

8 pm Thursday, April 6

Detour at I-75 Exit 11, Lowndes Co.

8:15 pm

Turn Right onto SR 31 EB

8:25 pm

Turn Right onto SR 31 (Inner Perimeter Road) EB

8:35 pm

Continue onto SR 7 NB

8:45 pm

Turn Right onto Old US 41 NB

8:55 pm

Continue onto SR 7 NB

9:10 pm

Turn Right onto Southwell Blvd., Tift Co.

10:10 pm

Turn Left onto SR 125 WB, Tift Co.

10:25 pm

Turn Right onto SR 7 NB, Tift Co.

10:35 pm

Turn Left onto SR 300 EB Loop Ramp, Crisp Co.

10:55 pm

Turn Left onto SR 90 NB, Crisp Co.

11:05 pm

Turn Left onto SR 30 WB, Crisp Co.

11:15 pm

Turn Right onto SR 7 NB, Crisp Co.

11:25 pm

Turn Left onto I-75 NB, Unadilla, GA., Dooly Co.

11:45 pm

Detour at I-75 Exit 127, Houston Co.

11:55 pm

Turn Right onto SR 26 EB

12:05 am

Continue on SR 26 EB, Pulaski and Bleckley Co.

12:40 am

Stop overnight at Gilmer Warehouse, Cochran, GA.

12:50 am,
Friday, April 7

Proceed from Gilmer Warehouse

8 pm,
Friday, April 7

Crossing Northfolk Sou. Railroad, Bleckley Co.

8:05 pm

Turn Left onto SR 87 NB, Bleckley Co.

8:15 pm

Turn Right onto SR 96 EB, Twiggs Co.

8:25 pm

Turn Right onto I-16 EB Ramp

8:40 pm

Crossing at CR 102-CSX Railroad, Treutlen Co.

9:25 pm

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

9:40 pm

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

9:55 pm

Detour at I-16 Exit 90, Emanuel Co.

10:10 pm

Turn Left onto SR 4 NB

10:20 pm

Turn Right onto SR 46 EB

10:30 pm

Turn Right onto SR 57 SB

10:50 pm

Turn Left onto I-16 EB Ramp, Candler Co.

11:00 pm

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

11:20 pm

Continue on I-16 EB

11:30 pm

Detour at I-16 Exit 116, Bulloch Co.

11:40 pm

Turn Left onto SR 73 NB

11:50 pm

Turn Right onto SR 46 EB

12:05 am,
Saturday, April 8

Turn Right onto SR 67 SB

12:25 am

Turn Left onto I-16 EB Ramp, Bulloch Co.

12:35 am

Detour at I-16 Exit 137, Bulloch Co.

12:55 am

Turn Left onto SR 119 NB

1:05 am

Turn Right onto US 80 EB

1:20 am

Turn Left onto I-95 NB Ramp, Chatham Co.

1:55 am

Crossing at Savannah River

2:10 am

Reach Destination

2:15 am

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