by Zlatko Filipovic
WACO - The Texas Department of Transportation is anticipating around January 15th, for approximately one month, drivers will encounter minor traffic delays and temporary road closures because of super heavy load moving through the Bryan District of Texas DOT.
The 39-feet-wide, 18-feet-high, 308-foot-long generator weighing approximately 1.7 million pounds is moving from the Port of Houston to Riesel.
This load will enter the Bryan District on SH 105 in Grimes County and continue north on SH 6 into Brazos County and on to OSR. From OSR, they will travel north on FM 46 in Robertson County, to US 79, then back to SH 6. The load will then travel to SH 6 north into the Waco District.
Because of the overall mass of this super heavy generator, unusual routes will be taken on the above roadways to move the load. This load will move approximately 10 miles per day.
Police will escort this oversized load to assist with traffic control for this move. Drivers are asked to be patient, use caution, and observe all traffic control devices and personnel.
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