Update: A problem with the route will delay when the turbine gets moving again.
That HUGE turbine is currently at the South end of Cazenovia lake parking area on Route 20, where it spent the night.
We’ll update this post when the Turbine is coming through our area.
Original story: A 187-ton General Electric turbine is being trucked from the GE plant in Schenectady to a location in Pennsylvania, using a combination of non-interstate roads in Central New York.The slow-moving, 345-foot long by 20-foot wide transporter vehicle, with a total weight of nearly 450 tons, will significantly affect traffic in both directions as it makes its way west then south.
The slow-moving, 345-foot long by 20-foot wide transporter vehicle, with a total weight of nearly 450 tons, will significantly affect traffic in both directions as it makes its way west then south.The following roads will be used:
The following roads will be used:
- Route 20 crossing into Onondaga County from Cazenovia
- Apulia Road
- Route 80
- Route 281 crossing into Cortland County
- Route 222 crossing into Tompkins County
- Salt Road
- Peruville Road
- Route 34 crossing into Tioga County
The turbine will pass through Pompey and Tully in Onondaga County; Preble, Homer (Thursday)and the city of Cortland in Cortland County; and the city of Ithaca in Tompkins County (Saturday)
Because of the shipment’s weight and the size of the transport vehicle, it is tough to predict exactly where and when the turbine will be at any particular moment.
Motorists driving on the affected roads should be on the lookout and should seek out alternate routes when this behemoth is in their area.