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Interstate delays expected in Kia gear transport

ATLANTA (WTOC) -

The Georgia Department of Transportation is issuing oversized load permits to move stamping press parts from the Port of Savannah to the KIA facility in West Point, Ga.

The parts will go in three different shipments.  The Georgia State Patrol will escort the oversized loads on Interstate 16 West from the Port in Savannah to Macon and then continue on Interstate 75 North to the truck weigh station located just north of Forsyth in Monroe County to the final destination in Troup County.

The first shipment is scheduled to leave Savannah at 8 p.m. Thursday and arrive in the city of Forsyth between 2:30 a.m. and 3 a.m. Friday. 

Beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, the oversized load will take Interstate 75 north, I-285 west and I-85 south to the West Point KIA facility. It's scheduled to arrive on Saturday.

The second shipment is scheduled to depart at 8 p.m. Friday from Savannah and arrive in Forsyth between 2:30 a.m. and 3 a.m. on Saturday. Later that evening, the oversized load will continue on I-75 north, I-285 west and I-85 south to the West Point KIA facility beginning 9 a.m. Saturday and arrive at the KIA facilities on Sunday between 12:50 a.m. and 1:20 a.m.

The oversized load and escort vehicles will occupy two travel lanes. Portable message signs will be placed at various points along the route to alert drivers of slower moving traffic.

The Georgia DOT urges drivers to reduce their speed and use care when passing the vehicles.

Here's the travel schedule from the Georgia DOT:

SHIPMENT ONE: Departing Thursday, April 14 at 8 p.m. from the Ocean Terminal, located at the port in Savannah, to the truck weigh station located on I-75 North just north of Forsyth via:

  • U.S. 80/S.R. 26 (Chatham County) - Arrival time 8:05 p.m.
  • U.S. 80/S.R. 26 CSX RR bridge at mile marker 11.2 (Chatham County) - Arrival time 8:10 PM (Law enforcement will pace of motorists to reduced the speed in this area)
  • Chatham Parkway - Arrival time 8:20 p.m.
  • I-16 West- Arrival time 8:30 p.m.
  • U.S. 280 S.R. 30 (Bryan County) - Arrival time 9:15 p.m.
  • S.R. 119 (Bulloch County) - Arrival time 9:35 p.m.
  • I-16 West- Arrival time 9:45 p.m.
  • I-16 Exit #111/Pulaski Excelsior Rd. off and on ramp (Candler County) - Arrival time 10:30 p.m.
  • I-16 bridge at mile marker 66.7 (Treutlen County) - Arrival time 11:20 p.m. (Law enforcement will pace of motorists to reduced the speed in this area)
  • S.R. 26 (Laurens County) - Arrival time 11:40 p.m.
  • U.S. 80/S.R. 19 - Arrival time 11:45 p.m.
  • S.R. 358 (Twiggs County) - Arrival time 12:01 a.m., Friday, April 15
  • S.R. 96 - Arrival time 12:10 a.m.
  • U.S. 23/U.S. 129/S.R. 87 - Arrival time 12:15 a.m.
  • U.S. 23/U.S. 129/S.R. 87 bridge at mile marker 3.7 (Twiggs County) - Arrival time 12:35 a.m. (Law enforcement will pace of motorists to reduced the speed in this area)
  • I-16 West (Bibb County) - Arrival time 1 a.m.
  • I-75 North - Arrival time 1 a.m.
  • I-75 - bridge at mile marker 165.5 (Bibb County) - Arrival time 1:10 AM (Law enforcement will pace of motorists to reduced the speed in this area)
  • I-75 Exit #169/C.R. 85/Arkwright Rd. off and on ramp (Bibb County) - Arrival time 1:25 a.m.
  • I-75 - Clopper Road bridge at mile marker 176.35 (Monroe County) - Arrival time 1:45 a.m. (Law enforcement will pace of motorists to reduced the speed in this area)
  • I-75 - S.R. 42 bridge at mile marker 188 (Monroe County) - Arrival time 2:05 a.m. (Law enforcement will pace of motorists to reduced the speed in this area)
  • Truck weigh station located just north of Forsyth - Arrival time 2:15 a.m.  Oversized load will park at this time until Friday at 9 p.m.

Departing Friday, April 15 at 9 p.m. from the truck weigh station located on I-75 North just north of Forsyth to the KIA facility in West Point via:

  • I-75 North - Flippen Rd. bridge at mile marker 225.2 (Henry County) - Arrival time 10:20 p.m. (Law enforcement will pace of motorists to reduced the speed in this area)
  • I-285 West (Clayton County) - Arrival time 10:45 p.m.
  • I-285 at I-85 bridge at mile marker 61.3 (Fulton County) - Arrival time 11 p.m.  (Law enforcement will pace of motorists to reduced the speed in this area)
  • I-85 South - Arrival time 11:15 p.m.
  • S.R. 154 (Coweta County) - Arrival time 11:40 p.m.
  • S.R. 34 - Arrival time 11:45 p.m.
  • I-85 South - Arrival time 11:50 p.m.
  • I-85 Exit #18/S.R. 85/Greenville Rd. off and on ramp (Bibb County) - Arrival time 1 a.m.
  • KIA Blvd. (Troup County) - Arrival time 1:15 a.m.
  • KIA facility in West Point - Arrival time 1:20 a.m. 

SHIPMENT TWO: Departing Friday, April 15 at 8 p.m. from the Ocean Terminal, located at the port in Savannah, to the truck weigh station located on I-75 North just north of Forsyth via:

  • U.S. 80/S.R. 26 (Chatham County) - Arrival time 8:05 PM
  • U.S. 80/S.R. 26 CSX RR bridge at mile marker 11.2 (Chatham County) - Arrival time 8:10 PM  (Law enforcement will pace of motorists to reduced the speed in this area)
  • Chatham Parkway - Arrival time 8:20 p.m.
  • I-16 West- Arrival time 8:30 p.m.
  • I-16 Exit #160/S.R. 307/Dean Forest Rd. off and on ramp (Chatham County) - Arrival time 8:40 p.m.
  • U.S. 280 S.R. 30 (Bryan County) - Arrival time 9:25 p.m.
  • S.R. 119 (Bulloch County) - Arrival time 9:45 p.m.
  • I-16 West - Arrival time 10 p.m.
  • I-16 Exit #111/Pulaski Excelsior Rd. off and on ramp (Candler County) - Arrival time 10:30 p.m.
  • S.R. 57 (Candler County) - Arrival time 10:45 p.m.
  • S.R. 46 - Arrival time 10:50 p.m.
  • U.S. 1/S.R. 4 (Emanuel County) - Arrival time 11 p.m.
  • I-16 West - Arrival time 11:15 p.m.
  • I-16 Exit #71/S.R. 15/S.R. 78 off and on ramp (Treutlen County) - Arrival time 11:35 p.m.
  • I-16 bridge at mile marker 66.7 (Treutlen County) - Arrival time 11:55 PM (Law enforcement will pace of motorists to reduced the speed in this area)
  • I-16 Exit #54/S.R. 19 off and on ramp (Laurens County) - Arrival time 12:05 AM, Saturday, April 16.
  • S.R. 26 (Laurens County) - Arrival time 12:25 a.m.
  • U.S. 80/S.R. 19 - Arrival time 12:30 a.m.
  • S.R. 358 (Twiggs County) - Arrival time 12:40 a.m.
  • S.R. 96 - Arrival time 12:55 a.m.
  • U.S. 23/U.S. 129/S.R. 87 - Arrival time 1:10 a.m.
  • U.S. 23/U.S. 129/S.R. 87 bridge at mile marker 3.7 (Twiggs County) - Arrival time 1:35 a.m. (Law enforcement will pace of motorists to reduced the speed in this area)
  • I-16 West (Bibb County) - Arrival time 1:55 a.m.
  • I-75 North - Arrival time 2 a.m.
  • I-75 - bridge at mile marker 165.5 (Bibb County) - Arrival time 2:15 a.m. (Law enforcement will pace of motorists to reduced the speed in this area)
  • I-75 Exit #169/C.R. 85/Arkwright Rd. off and on ramp (Bibb County) - Arrival time 2:20 a.m.
  • I-75 - Clopper Road bridge at mile marker 176.35 (Monroe County) - Arrival time 2:30 a.m. (Law enforcement will pace of motorists to reduced the speed in this area)
  • I-75 - S.R. 42 bridge at mile marker 188 (Monroe County) - Arrival time 2:50 a.m. (Law enforcement will pace of motorists to reduced the speed in this area)
  • Truck weigh station located just north of Forsyth - Arrival time 3 a.m.  Oversized load will park at this time until 9 p.m. Saturday

Departing Saturday, April 16 at 9 p.m. from the truck weigh station located on I-75 North just north of Forsyth to the KIA facility in West Point via:

  • I-75 North - Flippen Rd. bridge at mile marker 225.2 (Henry County) - Arrival time 10:20 p.m. (Law enforcement will pace of motorists to reduced the speed in this area)
  • I-285 West (Clayton County) - Arrival time 10:55 p.m.
  • I-285 at I-85 bridge at mile marker 61.3 (Fulton County) - Arrival time 11:15 p.m. (Law enforcement will pace of motorists to reduced the speed in this area)
  • I-85 South - Arrival time 11:30 p.m.
  • I-85 Exit #61/S.R. 74/Senoia Rd. off and on ramp (Fulton County) - Arrival time 11:35 a.m.
  • S.R. 154 (Coweta County) - Arrival time 11:50 p.m.
  • S.R. 34 - Arrival time 11:55 p.m.
  • I-85 South - Arrival time 12:01 a.m., Sunday, April 17.
  • S.R. 14/U.S. 29 (Meriwether County) - Arrival time 12:35 a.m.
  • Forest Rd. bridge over I-85 at mile marker 10.2 (Meriwether County) - Arrival time 12:45 a.m. (Law enforcement will pace of motorists to reduced the speed in this area)
  • I-85 on ramp (Troup County) - Arrival time 1:10 a.m.
  • I-85 Exit #18/S.R. 85/Greenville Rd. off and on ramp - Arrival time 1:30 a.m.
  • KIA Blvd. (Troup County) - Arrival time 1:40 a.m.
  • KIA facility in West Point - Arrival time Sunday, April 17 at 1:45 a.m.

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