Jennifer Edwards Reports:
The transport of a massive, oversize load from Fairfield in Butler County to the Ohio River in Hamilton County is expected to impact traffic today and Wednesday.
The 270,000-pound fiberglass tanker, which measures 170 feet long, nearly 22 feet wide, and nearly 19 feet high, will take two days to transport – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol and Butler County Sheriff’s Office will assist.
The route, beginning in Fairfield, is as follows: Northbound Ohio 747 to northbound Ohio 4; just north of Ohio 73, a 10- to 15-minute closure will be in place on Ohio 4.
The caravan will then proceed west Ohio 73 to southbound Ohio 177 to westbound Ohio 130 to Mormon Road. Then, westbound Ohio 129 to southbound U.S. 27 to westbound Ohio 126 to southbound Ohio 128 to east U.S. 50.
After transport through several streets in the Hamilton County community of North Bend, the tanker will arrive at a barge docked near Southside Ave.
Top speeds through towns and villages will not exceed 5 mph, so motorists are advised to use alternate routes.