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Military convoy to affect traffic on I-16, I-95
0715 FTS moves
A heavy equipment transporter, loaded with a M1A2 Abrams tank, gets ready to roll out from the last instance when 3rd Infantry Division moves impacted interstate traffic. - photo by Photo special to the Herald

Military vehicles from the 3rd Infantry Division will convoy from Hunter Army Airfield to Fort Stewart during the late hours of July 16.

The convoy is expected to include eight vehicles, including Heavy Equipment Transports loaded with tanks. The convoy will travel along Interstate 516, Interstate 16 west, Interstate 95 south, and Georgia highway 144 west to Fort Stewart. A police escort with flashing blue emergency lights will accompany the convoy. All military vehicles will have flashing amber warning lights.

Bridges and other portions of the route may be closed in a rolling road block to allow the convoy to drive at very low speeds. Police will close bridges to allow the HETs to cross slowly and individually. Once the convoy has cleared a bridge, police will reopen it.

While travelling on less-restricted portions of the highways, the convoy will travel at interstate-minimum speeds and stay in the right-most lanes when possible. Motorists are advised to approach and pass the convoy with caution at all times.

The convoy is the second time in seven months Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield and the 3rd ID have moved heavy equipment on local highways.