Giant Turbine Transport to Tie Up Traffic in Central New York
Some motorists taking the less traveled roads through Central New York over the next few days may find their drive even more leisurely and painfully so.
The New York State Police say a 187 ton General Electric turbine is being moved from Schenectady to Pennsylvania on non-interstate roads.
It’s hard to tell just when the rig weighing a total of 450 tons will be in a given location.
Authorities say the transporter and turbine were supposed to arrive in Cazenovia February 1, Homer February 2 and the Ithaca area February 3.
The last leg of the journey through New York is supposed to have the huge, slow-moving shipment crossing through Spencer and Waverly on Route 34.
The following roads are on the list:
Apulia Road, Route 80, Route 281 into Cortland County, Route 222 crossing into Tompkins County, Salt Road, Peruville Road and Route 34.
Authorities say motorists should try to avoid the route of the 345-foot long, 20-foot wide transporter.