UPDATE: Massive "superload" moving down I-75 on schedule
The convoy will use more than two lanes of traffic as it winds eastward on I-24.
UPDATE: The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Georgia State Patrol report that the "superload" has now crossed into Georgia and is on I-75. Expect delays in North Georgia Friday morning.
PREVIOUS STORY: The Tennessee Highway Patrol tells Channel 3 that the "superload" is on Interstate 24 near Monteagle as of midnight. Expect delays if you are traveling on I-24 E in this area.
PREVIOUS STORY: The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be escorting a "superload" on Interstate 24 from the Tennessee/Kentucky state line all the way to Georgia Thursday night.
The convoy will use more than two lanes of traffic as it winds eastward down I-24. TDOT has indicated the escort will begin about 8:00pm CST.
TDOT says that drivers should expect delays and congestion since the massive load will use more than two lanes of the highway. The use of alternate routes is suggested.
The superload is making its way through Nashville via Briley Parkway eastbound before re-entering I-24 via I-40 westbound.
The superload will then take I-24 to I-75 to Georgia. TDOT says the superload’s maximum travel speed is 60 miles per hour.
The superload will be carrying a Mobile Lift Platform, originating from Bastian Automation Engineering in Greenfield, IN.
The shipment will be crossing through Tennessee into Georgia en route to Jupiter, FL.
The loaded dimensions of the superload are expected to be 100 feet long, 24 feet and six inches wide, and weigh in at 158,000 pounds.
You can track its course down I-24 by using the TDOT Smartway cams.