Wide load headed down U.S. 45 Thursday


Daily Journal

WEST POINT – Barnhart Crane & Rigging will move a boiler along a designated route from West Point to the Tennessee State line on Thursday, the Mississippi Department of Transportation reports. The route will include U.S. Highway 45A and U.S. Highway 45.

The 228-ton load is 21 feet wide and 204 feet long and meets the legal height of 13.5 feet, MDOT said, and the load will be escorted by civilian and law enforcement escorts.

Motorist who spot the load should slow down and exercise caution when moving around the load. Drivers of motor vehicles should not attempt to take photographs of the load while driving.

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