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Traffic delays due to NASA moving historic pieces to Keystone Heights

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Updated: 5/24/2013 8:17 am
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- In just a few hours incredibly large pieces of NASA and space shuttle history will be traveling from Green Cove Springs to its new permanent home in Key Stone Heights. 

Expect traffic delays on Highway 17 in Green Cove Springs, across County Road 220, to Blanding Boulevard into Key Stone Heights. The two rocket booster pieces and astronaut crew transport vehicle will take up two lanes of the roadways and are expected to move 10-20 miles per hour. 

The Clay County Sheriff's Office says they're prepared to hold up major intersections to make way for the NASA giants. "There will be minor stopage 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, things like that," said Lt. Ron Hodges. 

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

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