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Duke To Move Transformer Today, Traffic Tie Up Expected

Duke Transformer
Duke Transformer

Today Duke Energy plans to transport an oversize electric transformer from Terre Haute, Ind., to a Duke Energy electric substation near Rockville, Ind. The move through Vigo and Parke counties will require a full day. Some roads will be temporarily closed to allow the transformer to pass safely. The transport convoy will be fully escorted by a contingent of the Indiana State Police and local law enforcement. Duke Energy crews in bucket trucks will also accompany the convoy to temporarily raise power lines to avoid accidental contact.

Duke Energy officials have teamed with Indiana State Police and local officials to select a transportation route that will minimize the impact to motorists and residents. The transformer will be transferred from its rail car at the CSX Duane rail yard near 25th Street in Terre Haute onto a specially-designed, multi-axle semi-trailer. The length of the trailer and semi-truck is approximately 157 feet. Transport speed will be slow, in the range of between five and 15 miles per hour. From the rail yard, the transportation route is as follows:

  • CSX Duane rail yard near 25th Street north to Ft. Harrison Road; turn west
  • Ft. Harrison Road to U.S. 41; turn north
  • At East Budd Road, cross over to the southbound lanes of U.S. 41 to avoid the low bridge overpass at North Clinton Street
  • At the Vigo and Parke county line, turn east on Lambert Avenue
  • Lambert Avenue to Parke County Road S 625 W; turn north
  • North on CR S 625 W to CR W 900 S; turn west
  •  CR W 900 S to U.S. 41; turn north
  • Cross U.S. 36 on west side of Rockville; continue north to Howard Avenue; turn northwest
  • Howard Avenue to Duke Energy Rockville substation

While we estimate the trip will take approximately eight hours, unforeseen circumstances could cause delays.

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