Monday, March 21, 2016

Second Super Load Transport Set for Thursday near Port Allegany

Port Allegany, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting area motorists that Mammoet USA NE Corp. will transport a second transformer super load on Thursday, March 24 along Route 155 and Route 6 in the Port Allegany area.
The transformer will follow the same route as the first transport of March 17, traveling from a rail siding about two miles north of the SR 155 and SR 6 intersection near Port Allegany to the Pierce Brook Substation, located at 983 Pierce Brook Road in Keating Township. Weather permitting, the transport is expected to start around 9 a.m. and last as late as 5 p.m. 
The transformer will travel south on Route 155 to Route 6, turning right onto Route 6 and then  travel west on Route 6 until it reaches Pierce Brook Road. It will then travel north to the Pierce Brook Substation site. Route 155 will be closed from the rail siding to the Route 6 intersection. Once the super load is on Route 6, Route 155 will be opened and Route 6 will then be closed from Port Allegany to Pierce Brook Road. Routes 155 and 6 will not be closed at the same time.
The transformer will be transported on a dual-lane trailer that will take up both lanes of Route 155 and Route 6, requiring consecutive, full closures on Route 155 and Route 6.
Drivers should expect significant delays during the transport and are encouraged to find alternate routes through this area.
Roadway message boards will be in place prior to this activity to alert drivers of the coming closures and traffic delays. Pennsylvania State Police will accompany the transport to enhance safety.