Press release from INDOT:
I-69 Southbound Traffic from Indiana-Michigan State Line to Marion Intermittently Restricted on Thursday, Jan. 7
Oversized loads will reduce speeds and cause traffic obstructions
ALLEN, GRANT, STEUBEN, DEKALB, NOBLE, WHITLEY, HUNTINGTON, WELLS, WABASH COUNTIES, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and the Indiana State Police (ISP) announce the movement of an oversized load to be moved from the Indiana-Michigan state line, Exit 157, to Marion, Exit 64, on Thursday, Jan. 7. This oversized load on I-69 southbound will reduce speeds and cause traffic obstructions. This is a weather permitting event.
The load will leave the Indiana-Michigan state line at 8:30 a.m. with approximate arrival times in the following cities:
- Angola area – arrival between 8:30-9:30 a.m.
- Fort Wayne area – arrival between 9:30-10:30 a.m.
- Bluffton area – arrival between 10:30-11 a.m.
- Marion area – arrival between 11 a.m. – noon. At Exit 64, the oversized load will take S.R. 18 west for 8 miles. ISP will block intersections so that the load can safely pass through Marion and onto the GM plant.
These times are approximate and based on times from prior transport operations.
The load is 24 feet wide, 14 foot by 6 inches tall and weighs 555,000 pounds. Additional loads are expected to be moved through the months of January and February.
Motorists may wish to select alternate routes and/or plan accordingly for the traffic delays on I-69 southbound.
Diamond Heavy Hauling, Inc. of Shandon, Ohio, is transporting the oversized load.