SCHEDULE FOR 9/8/2020:
No oversized loads are anticipated to be transported along John Beers Road on Tuesday (9/8/2020).
SCHEDULE FOR 9/9/2020:
Two oversized loads are anticipated to being transported along John Beers Road on Wednesday (9/9/2020). The WB caravan is expected between approximately 10am and 11am (going from M-139 to I-94). The EB caravan is expected between approximately 11am and noon (going from I-94 to M-139).
SCHEDULE FOR 9/10/2020:
Two oversized loads are anticipated to being transported along John Beers Road on Thursday (9/10/2020). The WB caravan is expected between approximately 10am and 11am (going from M-139 to I-94). The EB caravan is expected between approximately 11am and noon (going from I-94 to M-139).
SCHEDULE FOR 9/11/2020:
No oversized loads are anticipated to be transported along John Beers Road on Friday (9/11/2020).
SCHEDULE FOR the week of 9/14/2020:
Information for the week of 9/14/2020 will be provided and updated on this page when known. Thank you for your patience and understanding during oversized moves along John Beers Road this September.
Be prepared for possible delays and temporary closures to occur between I-94 and M-139 while trailers are being transported along John Beers Road. *Latest Press Release from 8/3/2020*
TRANSPORTATION OF GENERATOR COMPONENTS SET FOR JULY, AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER ALONG JOHN BEERS ROAD
TOWNSHIP: Lincoln Township & Royalton Township
LOCATION: John Beers Road, between I-94 and M-139
CLOSEST CITIES: Stevensville
FIRST TRAVEL DATE: Tuesday, July 21st 2020
END TRAVEL DATE: End of September 2020
OVERSIZED LOAD TRANSPORTATION: Drivers should expect some delays along John Beers Road this summer. Large generator components will be transported through Berrien County to the Niles Gas Power Plant. These super loads will result in stopping or slowing traffic along their route.
TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS: John Beers Road between I-94 to M-139 will see temporary closures for super load moves. These oversized loads move very slowly and will take up both lanes of John Beers Road. The public should anticipate road closures and delays when oversized loads are being transported.
Oversized moves will take place Monday through Friday between 9am and 3:30pm. Moves will not occur during inclement weather. As confirmation of these dates and timeline of their arrival to the county road network is known, updates will be posted online.
Pilot vehicles will be escorting the oversized loads and state law enforcement will be assisting with traffic control during operation. The Road Department advises that any motorists or public in the area during these moves to drive cautiously and heed all directions from law enforcement and road escorts.