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Superload Makes Quick Trip Through Lyon County
By West Kentucky Star Staff
LYON COUNTY - What was expected to be a two-hour blockage of U.S. 62 in Lyon County Wednesday afternoon lasted only 18 minutes.

A special 115-foot long truck moved a 379,000-pound transformer from Barkley Dam to Kuttawa.  The move starting at noon went much more quickly that expected.  The crew had earlier checked the height of utility lines that would need to be lifted over the 17-foot tall load.

The load was expected to move at about 5 miles per hour, but was able to maintain a speed of about 25 miles an hour through most of the trip, reducing the time the roadway was blocked to through traffic.

The crew from Barnhart Crane and Rigging of Memphis has another transformer that will need to be moved sometime this spring.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet gave thanks to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department, the Lyon County Road Department, and the Lyon County Highway maintenance crew for their combined efforts to make the move go smoothly.

KYTC personnel posted a video of the journey on their Facebook page, linked below.

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KYTC District 1 Facebook page


Published 07:28 PM, Wednesday Jan. 13, 2021
Updated 11:18 AM, Thursday Jan. 14, 2021

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