Second ‘Super Load’ is Making Its Way Through East Texas Today
It's going to be tough going through parts of East Texas today. Traffic will be backed up because of the second 'super load' making its way to Eastman Chemical in Longview. The first 'super load' was a cold box that is used in making chemicals at Eastman Chemicals and was delivered three days ahead of schedule. This 'super load' is being called a reflux tank and is scheduled to be delivered to Eastman by Monday afternoon.
The 'super load' left the Shreveport port Saturday morning and has been on the road ever since traveling at a mere 5 miles per hour along the route. This 'super load' is comparable in measurements to the first load, measuring 285 feet long, 13 feet wide and 17.5 feet tall.
Monday's route will tying up traffic along US Highway 79 out of Henderson, on US Highway 259, on State Highway 322, on State Highway 149 and eventually Interstate 20 access road.
If all goes as planned, this 'super load' will arrive at Eastman Chemical around 4 p.m. Monday afternoon.
Here's a look at the timetable from the Texas Department of Transportation:
Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
- 6:30 a.m. - Continues on route from US 79 in Henderson
- 7 a.m. – Turns right onto US 259
- 7:30 a.m. – Turns right onto SH 322 towards Craig and Lakeport
- 12 p.m. – Makes left turn onto SH 149 in Lakeport
- 3 p.m. – Turns right onto SH 149 in Longview (just past Walmart)
- 3:30 p.m. – Turns right onto Interstate-20 South Frontage Road
- 4 p.m. – Makes right turn onto Callahan Road at I-20