300-ton machine headed to LaGrange company via I-85From Staff Reports
Another machine weighing more than 300 tons is scheduled to be transported across the state to a west Georgia company later this week.
A 628,000-lb. machine press will be moved from the Port of Savannah to the Sewon America, Inc., plant in LaGrange later this week. Sewon is a supplier of various automobile parts for the KIA Motors Manufacturing Georgia plant in West Point.
The team is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Port of Savannah’s Ocean Terminal and proceed via Interstate Highway 16 west to Interstate Highway 75 north at Macon, concluding at approximately 3:10 a.m. Friday at the weigh station in Forsyth.
The 31-axle, 254-foot-long vehicle transporting the press will remain at the weigh station until approximately 11:30 p.m. Friday, when it will depart for Interstate Highway 285 westbound and Interstate Highway 85 southbound near Atlanta and past Newnan, arriving at the Sewon facility at approximately 4:40 a.m. Saturday.
The transport vehicle is 20 feet wide and will move no faster than 45 mph, often considerably slower.
Motorists should exercise extreme caution in its vicinity and follow instructions from the law enforcement escort, said DOT officials.