From The Mississippi Link Newswire
JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has issued a permit allowing the Parrott Transport Company to move a 77.5 ton ‘super load’ through the southern part of Mississippi on Tuesday, May 7.
Beginning 30 minutes after sunrise, The Parrott Transport Company will move an 80 foot long, 20 foot wide, and 13 foot, 6 inch high ‘upper structure’ from the Louisiana state line at Highway 26 to the Alabama state line at Interstate 20. Local law enforcement officers will be on scene to assist in escorting the load across the state.
The planned route will take the super load from the Louisiana state line along Highway 26 through Poplarville to Interstate 59. From there, the load will move north on Interstate 59 to U.S. Highway 98 East in Hattiesburg where it will continue to Lucedale. At Lucedale, the load will head north on Highway 63 (which turns into Highway 57 near Leaksville) to the U.S. Highway 45 interchange at State Line, Miss. The load will then merge onto U.S. Highway 45 North and will continue to the Interstate 20 interchange in Meridian. Lastly, the load will travel along Interstate 20 to the Alabama state line.
Weather permitting, the move will likely take one full day to complete.