Second of four extra-large “super loads” to move to central Ohio

COLUMBUS – The thirteenth of nearly two dozen “super loads,” and second of four loads that exceed 900,000 pounds, will depart the dock site in Adams County on Monday, July 8. The convoy will head to New Albany to deliver the load to the site of the new Intel plant in Licking County.

This load, an air processor known as a cold box used in the silicon chip manufacturing process, measures approximately 23’ tall, 20’ wide, 280’ long, and weighs 916,000 pounds.

The move is scheduled to take more than a week. It will make stops in West Portsmouth, Lucasville, Chillicothe, Rickenbacker, Pickerington, and Pataskala, before being delivered on Tuesday, July 16.

Complete route details can be found at transportation.ohio.gov/superload.

These extra-large loads will have significant traffic impacts as they move. Motorists are strongly encouraged to plan ahead and avoid the route while the load is moving.

Due to the size of the loads and slow speed of the convoy, moves will begin earlier than previous trips to ensure each move can be completed during daylight hours.

Because of an anticipated increased interest from the public, large crowds are expected along the route. This will lead to additional traffic delays. Safety of the public and those working to move the load is the top priority. Observers are asked to stay out of the path of the transport trucks and work crews and off the sidewalks along the roadway. Spectators should obey orders to move back if instructed to do so.

The Ohio Department of Transportation has carefully analyzed and planned the route to make sure these extra-large loads can be accommodated. Since each load will be escorted by several Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers, emergency traffic will get around the rolling roadblock with minimal delay. Working with partners like local governments and utility companies, obstructions along the route such as large overhead signs, traffic signals, and utility lines have been adjusted and moved.

The schedule of each of the nearly two dozen loads will be checked against local events, like festivals and fairs, to further minimize impacts.

Notifications will continue to be made in advance of each load leaving the dock on the Ohio River near the village of Manchester in Adams County. Updates will be provided as each load moves north toward central Ohio.

You can find more information, updates, and sign up for email alerts at transportation.ohio.gov/superload.

Superload Map Southern Ohio - HOIA


July 8 (Day 1)
 – Dock in Manchester to West Portsmouth (32 miles)
Originates in Adams County, travels into Scioto County
6:00 a.m. Departure (approximate)                                         

  • The load is scheduled to begin moving east on US Route 52
  • The load is expected to cross over and travel the wrong way in the US Route 52 Westbound lanes just before the junction of SR 239 & US Route 52.
  • The load will travel North on the SR 239 Southbound ramp toward SR 73/SR 852

Overnight Location: West Portsmouth

July 9 (Day 2) – West Portsmouth to Lucasville (14 miles)
Originates in and travels through Scioto County
7:45 a.m. Departure (approximate)                                         

  • The load will travel South in the Northbound lanes of SR 73/SR 852 to US Route 52
  • Then it will head East in the Westbound lanes on US Route 52 to US Route 23 in Portsmouth
  • Travel North on US Route 23 in the Northbound lanes to the intersection of Kinneys Lane and Argonne Road where it will cross over into the Northbound lanes toward Lucasville

Overnight Location: ODOT Scioto County Garage

July 10 (Day 3) – ODOT Scioto County Garage to Chillicothe (48 miles)
Originates in Scioto County, travels through Pike County and into Ross County
5:45 a.m. Departure (approximate)                                                                           

  • Travel north on US Route 23 to Piketon where it will cross over into the Southbound lanes of US Route 23 at Market Street to maneuver around the traffic signals then cross back over into the Northbound lanes of US Route 23 
  • Travel North on US Route 23 to Chillicothe
  • Take US Route 35 West to SR 104 North
  • SR 104 North toward SR 762 near Commercial Point

Overnight Location: North of SR 104/207 intersection

July 11 (Day 4) – Chillicothe to Rickenbacker (35 miles)
Originates in Ross County, travels through Pickaway County and into Franklin County  
5:45 a.m. Departure (approximate)

  • Continue to travel North on SR 104 to SR 762 near Commercial Point
  • Travel East on State Route 762 to Rickenbacker Parkway

Overnight Location: Rickenbacker

July 12-13 – NO MOVES

July 14 (Day 5) – Rickenbacker to Freedom Way in Pickerington (18 miles)
Originates in and travels through Franklin County and into Fairfield County
5:45 a.m. Departure (approximate)

  • Travel North on Rickenbacker Parkway North to State Route 317 
  • Travel North on State Route 317 past Groveport to Bixby Road East 
  • Travel East on Bixby Road to US Route 33  
  • Travel East in the Westbound lanes of US Route 33 to the Gender Road Southbound to US Route 33 Westbound ramp in Canal Winchester 
  • Travel the wrong way on the Gender Road Southbound to US Route 33 Westbound ramp  
  • Take State Route 674/Gender Road North to Brice Road 
  • Take Brice Road North to the intersection with Tussing Road/State Route 204 in Columbus 
  • Travel East on Tussing Road/State Route 204 East toward State Route 310 

Overnight Location: Freedom Way in Pickerington  

July 15 (Day 6) – Freedom Way in Pickerington to Pataskala (15 miles)
Originates in Fairfield County and travels into Licking County
9:00 a.m. Departure (approximate)

  • Originates in Fairfield County and travels into Licking County
  • Continue East on Tussing Road/State Route 204 East to State Route 310 
  • Travel North on State Route 310 to US Route 40 in Etna 
  • Travel West on US Route 40 to Mink Street
  • Travel North on Mink Street to State Route 16
  • Travel East on State Route 16 to Park Avenue

Overnight location:  Pataskala

July 16 (Day 7) – Pataskala to Intel site in New Albany (10 miles)
Originates in and travels through Licking County
9:00 a.m. Departure (approximate)

  • Travel East on State Route 16 to State Route 310
  • Travel North on State Route 310 to State Route 161
  • Travel West on State Route 161 to Mink Street
  • Travel North on Mink Street to Clover Valley Road NW

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