Cedar Park Police will close north- and southbound US 183 at 9 a.m. Oct. 19 to allow transport of large refrigeration units along the roadway, a city spokeswoman confirmed.
Two trucks carrying loads nearly 20 feet tall are scheduled to travel south from Liberty Hill along US 183 through Leander and Cedar Park and then west along RR 620 into Travis County.
The trucks were originally scheduled to travel along the route Oct. 18, but two trucks in the convoy did not arrive in Liberty Hill the night before as planned, a city spokeswoman said. Cedar Park police officials received notification from the traveling company shortly after 9 a.m. Oct. 18 when parts of US 183 were scheduled to close. The transport was rescheduled for Oct. 19 at 9 a.m.
The trucks will stop at every traffic signal so crews can lift the lights and cables, according to a statement from the city. Intersections and sections of the highway will be open prior to and after the trucks travel through, but traffic will not be able to pass the trucks in either direction. The staggered closure is expected to last at least two hours.
Although the path includes US 183 in Leander, Assistant Police Chief Jeff Hayes said the road there will not close.
“We spoke with the company, and right now that doesn’t affect us because of the type of cabling at the intersection lights we have,” Hayes said. “They are going to call us when they get here, and we will have officers go with them should there be a problem.”
Transportation company Imperial Land Services Inc. will deliver the large loads to Houston. The City of Cedar Park advises drivers to choose alternate routes, such as Toll 183A to Anderson Mill Road.