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NASA history set to roll through the area

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Updated: 5/24/2013 8:04 am

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla.-- They're large and they'll be taking charge of Clay County roads.

Highway 17 and Blanding Boulevard will transform into moving museums Friday as pieces of NASA and space shuttle history make their way to the Wings of Dreams Aviation Museum at the Keystone Heights Airport."

We're bringing that right down that highway for people to see to Wings and Dreams," said Museum director Bob Oehl.

But as Clay County captures history, the area will also be catching traffic. Two rocket booster pieces and an astronaut crew transport vehicle will take up two lanes of the roadways and are expected to cause out-of-this-world delays.

"Some of these items will probably move 10-20 miles per hour," said Lt. Ron Hodges with the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

Police say they're prepared to hold up major intersections to make way for the NASA giants.

"There will be minor stoppage when it comes through certain intersections because they have to make sure the assets are going to move through the signals so we have proper height lines and things like that," said Hodges.

The Clay County Sheriff's Office say you can help ease the congestion by not adding to the problem.

"We ask that they not rubberneck to cause delays and collisions. It's always safer to exit the road to view these artifacts as they come by."

The move begins on Highway 17 at 9 a.m. and will be completed by 5 p.m, before rush hour and the Memorial Day commute. 

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imtellin - 5/24/2013 7:28 AM
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you're supposed to have the parade on memorial day !!! leave it to clay county to have it on a Friday when most folks are working ???
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