Beginning at 9 am. on Dec. 7, a private company will begin transporting a piece of heavy equipment through Liberty, requiring some temporary road closures.
Affected roads in and around Liberty include:
- E. Mill Street, between Main Street and Lightburne
- Lightburne, from Mill Street to Glenn Hendren
- Glenn Hendren, from Lightburne to MO Rte 291.
- Rte. 291, from Glenn Hendren to Liberty city limits / NE Cookingham Drive
- NE Cookingham Drive to MO Rte 169.
- MO Rte 169 to NW 128th Street.
The equipment will be loaded onto a 193’, 22-axled system that includes two trucks, one in the front and one in the back, and a series of trailers. Once the equipment is loaded onto the trucks/trailers, the company estimates it will take approximately six hours to make it to its final destination outside of city limits. Last week, once the transport got underway, it made its way through Liberty in just over two hours. They will have traffic control assistance from Missouri Highway Patrol throughout the move and Liberty Fire, Public Works and Police while in Liberty city limits as noted above.
In addition to the traffic control assistance, the transport company has representatives from the various utilities on hand to help move their overhead lines to allow the transport to move through the area.
To avoid driving delays, we encourage you to use alternate routes to avoid these areas between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. As with last week's transport, City staff will provide location updates via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LibertyMissouri)
We anticipate the third and final transformer will be moved next week, but do not have a confirmed date at this time.