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First of Many Intel Superloads to Travel Through Southern Ohio Via US-23 Next Week


Columbus, Ohio (February 27, 2024) – Brace yourselves, Ohio drivers! Starting as early as March 6th, nearly two dozen massive truckloads, known as “super loads,” will be making their way from the Ohio River to central Ohio.

These behemoths, some weighing up to 900,000 pounds and stretching nearly 270 feet in length, are associated with the construction of the upcoming Intel semiconductor facilities. While most are not hazardous, their sheer size necessitates special arrangements.

Expect Delays and Roadblocks:

  • Each super load will take 8-15 days to reach its destination, causing slow-rolling roadblocks and delays.
  • While no official detours are planned, drivers are urged to plan ahead for significant delays along the pre-determined route.
  • Emergency vehicles will experience minimal delays thanks to escorts from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Minimizing Disruptions:

  • The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has meticulously planned the route and adjusted any obstructions like signs and utility lines to ensure smooth passage.
  • Schedules will be checked against local events to further minimize disruptions.

What to expect:

  • Advance notification will be provided before each load departs the Ohio River dock near Manchester.
  • Updates will be available as each load progresses towards its destination in either New Albany or Hebron.

Unique Challenge:

  • While ODOT has experience handling oversized loads, the sheer number of super loads arriving in quick succession makes this situation unique.

For the latest updates and information on potential delays, please visit the ODOT website or social media channels.