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Super Load to Move from Erie to Lock Haven Starting Tomorrow


Starting tomorrow, a Yankee Dryer super load will be transported from the Port of Erie to First Quality Tissue in the city of Lock Haven—a distance of more than 300 miles.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting regional drivers that this super load will impact traffic along numerous routes from Erie County to Clinton County.

Ace Heavy Haul of Chelsea, Oklahoma will transport the load. Travel dates will run from Thursday December 5 through Friday, December 13. The travel schedule includes Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8. Movement is expected to be during daylight hours only. Movement could be impacted or delayed by winter weather.

The super load travel plan will involve nine counties and will feature cross overs and unusual traffic patterns, including:

• Multiple crossover movements on Bayfront Parkway—Erie County
• Counterflow/opposite direction movement on SR 5 West (Lake Road)–Erie County
• Counterflow/opposite direction movement on SR 290 East on-ramp—Erie County
• Counterflow/opposite direction movement on SR 27 West (Central Avenue)—Venango County
• Counterflow/opposite direction movement on SR 879 West off-ramp in the Clearfield Mall area—Clearfield County
• Multiple crossover movements on SR 879—Clearfield County
• Counterflow/opposite direction movement on SR 322 westbound off-ramp at Woodland intersection—Clearfield County
• Counterflow movement on SR 322 West—Centre County
• Crossover movement on SR 322 East and Blazosky Rd—Centre County
• Counterflow/opposite direction movement on SR 2015 (Mill Hall Rd)—Clinton County
• Counterflow/opposite direction movement on SR 220 South at exit 109—Clinton County
• Counterflow/opposite direction movement on SR2012 E/120 East in Lock Haven area—Clinton County
• Counterflow/opposite direction movement on SR 120 East on-ramp in Lock Haven area—Clinton County

Flaggers will be positioned at specific locations and intersections along the super load route to assist movements through intersections and control traffic during counterflow movements.

Drivers will need to remain alert for this slow-moving operation, which will travel at speeds lower than 15 miles-per-hour.

Roadway message boards will be in place as the super load moves through specific areas to alert drivers of the restrictions and traffic delays. Pennsylvania State Police will accompany the transport to enhance safety.

Motorists are encouraged to “Know Before They Go” by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 950 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
For regional updates on Twitter, follow\511PAStateCOLL,\511PAErie, or\511PAPittsburgh.

Media Contacts: Marla Fannin, Press Officer PennDOT District 2, (814) 765-0423
                             Jill Harry, Press Officer PennDOT District 1, (814) 678-5035
                             Jamie Arehart, Press Officer PennDOT District 10 (724) 357-2829  

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Editor’s Note:  A complete list of roads to be used and length of travel on those routes follows.
These routes are listed County-by-County in the sequence of travel. SR stands for State Route.
Special maneuvers noted in red.

County Road Distance in Miles
Erie County  
 Port of Erie—Port Access Rd 0.8
 SR 4034—E Bayfront Parkway Super load will crossover multiple times to maneuver around traffic signal arms 0.9
 SR 5 East (E 12th St) 1.6
 SR 5 East (Franklin St) 0.5
 SR 5 West (Lake Rd) Counterflow movement, traveling east on 5 W 0.9
 SR 955 East (Iroquois Ave) 1.6
 Walbridge Rd 0.3
 SR 20 West (Buffalo Rd) Bypass intersection with Nagle Road via Kmart parking lot 0.8
 Nagle Rd 0.9
 SR 430 East (Station Rd) 1.3
County Road Distance in Miles
Erie County  
 SR 430 East/SR 290 East Counterflow movement on SR 290 East on-ramp then crossover median 8.2
 SR 89 South (Beaver Dam Rd) 6.6
 SR 89 S/SR 8 S (Waterford Rd) 2.1
 SR 8 South (Waterford Rd/Smiley Hill Rd/Main St) 8.4
 SR 8 South (Main St, Spring St) 8.2
Crawford County  
 SR 77 West 8.9
 SR 408 East 8.5
 SR 428 South (Troy Center Rd) 4.5
Venango County  
 SR 27 East (Meadville Rd, Central Ave.)) 6.5
 SR 27 West (Central Ave) Counterflow movement, traveling east on 27 West 0.5
 SR 27 East (Central Ave, Main St., Titusville Rd) 4.7
Crawford County  
 SR 27 East (State Street) 0.7
Venango County  
 SR 36 South (State St, Tionesta Rd, Col Drake Hwy) 9.6
Forest County  
 SR 62 South 14.8
Venango County SR 157 East (Fryburg Rd) 13.6
Clarion County SR 208 East  5.0
 SR 36 South (Col Drake Hwy) 3.0
 SR 36 South (Col Drake Hwy) 1.3
County Road Distance in Miles
Forest County  
 SR 66 North 27.8

County Road Distance in Miles
Elk County  
 SR 948 South 15.2
 SR 948 South (Main St) 0.5
 SR 948 South/SR 219 South (Buffalo Pittsburgh Hwy, Boot Jack Rd 3.9
 SR 219 South to SR 153 South. Portion of SR 153 is in Elk County and continues into Clearfield County 7.9
Clearfield County  
 SR 153 South 18.8
 SR 153 South/Sr 322 East (28th Division Hwy) 6.4
 SR 153 South/SR 322 East (Bridge St., Bigler Ave.) 1.5
 SR 879 West off-ramp Counterflow movement on the WB off-ramp to SR 879 East 0.2
 SR 879 Crossover multiple times to maneuver around traffic signal arms 1.3
 I-80 (Exit 120-123) 3.3
 SR 970 South 1.4
 SR 322 East to Philipsburg Counterflow on westbound off-ramp to Route 322 East at Woodland intersection 10.4
Centre County  
 SR 322 East 6.9
 SR 322 West Counterflow movement, traveling east until beyond Dynamic Message Sign 4.0
 SR 322 East Crossover median at Blazosky Road 0.3
 SR 322 East Exit ramp/N High St/Sr 3042 1.4
 SR 3040 North/SR 220 Alt 2.8
 SR 3040 North/SR 220 Alt 14.0
County Road Distance in Miles
Centre County  
 Ramp off, cross over SR 144, ramp back to SR 3040 North/Sr 220 Alt 1.2
 I-80 East (Exit 158—Mile-marker 170.3) 12.3
Clinton County  
 I-80 East (Mile-marker 170.3 –mile-marker 187) 16.7
 I-80 Crossover 
 I-80 West (to Exit 178) 9.6
 I-80 West Exit 178 off-ramp 0.3
 SR 220 North 0.5
 SR 220 Mackeyville exit, cross over at Auction Rd, ramp back up to SR 220 North 0.5
 SR 220 North 1.9
 SR 220 North Exit 107 0.1
 SR 477 West (Long Run Rd) 0.3
 SR 64 North (Nittany Valley Dr/Water St) 1.9
 SR 150 North (Eagle Valley Rd) 0.4
 SR 2015 (Mill Hall Rd) Counterflow movement, traveling south 0.3
 SR 220 South exit 109 off-ramp Counterflow movement on SR 220, traveling north 2.4
 SR 220 South exit 111 on-ramp, continue SR 2012 East/SR 120 East Counterflow movement on SR 120, traveling west 0.4
 SR 120 East on-ramp (from Walnut Street) Counterflow movement on SR 120, traveling west 0.3
 Walnut Street 0.2
 Park Street 0.8
 First Quality Tissue Entrance