JACKSON, MISS. (WTVA) -- MDOT is issuing a travel warning for drivers heading south on Highway 45 in Noxubee and Kemper County next week.
On January 9, two extra wide loads will begin their departure from Big Bee Valley in Noxubee County to the IGCC power plant in Kemper County.
Each load is 21 feet wide, 26 feet high and 187 feet long, and weighs 1.1 million pounds.
The loads will travel west along Highway 388 to Highway 45 and then travel south in the southbound lanes to Highway 16.
From there the loads will move west along Highway 16 and will turn onto Highway 493 where it will continue to the power plant.
Two more loads are scheduled to depart on Wednesday, January 16, weather pending.
Traffic will be limited to one southbound lane on Highway 45 south during the move.
Motorists should expect delays and seek alternate routes if possible.