Historic 1 Million Pound SUPERLOAD Being Transported in Washington
ROOSEVELT, WA – A ONE MILLION POUND superload (that’s a 1 with SIX 0’s following it) is currently being transported across Washington State… well, kind of. The load is only going approx. 44 miles (from Roosevelt, WA to the Goldendale Windfarms Rockcreek Substation) but with a trailer that is 360 feet long, 21 feet tall, and rolling on 128 wheels, we will still give credit where credit is due. It’s one of the heaviest loads to be transported in state history and will take two nights to complete by Omega Morgan – Portland, with the help of the Washington State Department of Transportation, the Washington State Patrol and the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Department.
And what exactly is this historic one million pound load? A windmill transformer.
Road Closures Due to the Transport:
10 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17, through 4 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18
- Both directions of SR 14 between Roosevelt (milepost 133.0) and the SR 14/US 97 interchange (SR 14 milepost 100.6/US 97 milepost 0.17) will close.
- Eastbound SR 14 at Dallesport (milepost 84.0) will close intermittently with flaggers controlling traffic.
- Both directions of US 97 between just south of Toppenish and the SR 14/US 97 interchange will close intermittently with flaggers directing traffic.
10 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18, through 4 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19
- Both directions of US 97, between the SR 14/US 97 interchange and Hoctor Road (milepost 9.32) will close intermittently with flaggers directing traffic.
Story courtesy of WSDOT.