Problem on the Lyme Road in Hanover Resolved!
Big machine caused big delay.
Earlier this morning the Hanover Regional Communications Center warned motorists to expect delays between CRREL on the Lyme Road and Trumbull-Nelson on Rt. 120, starting at about 1:30. The whole trip was supposed to last 90 minutes.
At 1:50 the Center sent out the following update.
THERE HAS BEEN AN UNEXPECTED PROBLEM WITH MOVING THIS PIECE OF MACHINERY, LYME ROAD IN HANOVER IS SHUT DOWN AT THIS TIME.
At about 3:38 this afternoon, the Center reported: "Lyme Road in Hanover is completely open and traffic is flowing."
Go to Hanover Regional Communication Center for a timeline of their updates.
So what is this machine and where is it -- finally -- headed?
The Heavy Vehicle Simulator (HVS Mark IV) is headed to Rowan University's Center for Research and Education in Advanced Transportation Engineering Systems, Glassboro, New Jersey after a stop at Trumbull-Nelson where a crane will load it on a special trailer.
The Heavy Vehicle Simulator is typically used for accelerated pavement testing and is designed to simulate 20-years of data within as few as three months while simulating loads from 4500 lbs. to 22,500 lbs. for wheeled vehicles including aircraft.