Mark Taylor
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Cranes were expected to be transported from their storage place at New Century AirCenter to the intermodal logistics park property in Edgerton this week.
However, it did not happen.
Dave Greene, Gardner public works director, said he was notified that the cranes were planned to  be trucked from New Century Air Center to Edgerton beginning on Oct. 1.
But Edgerton City Administrator Beth Linn told The Gardner News on Monday the transport was being delayed.
Mike Mabrey, Edgerton superintendent, did not return calls before press time.
BNSF spokespersons did not return phone calls, either.
Greene said the railroad will be limited to three trips per day.
Activity will be restricted between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The cranes have been in storage at New Century AirCenter.
Tom Riederer, president of the Southwest Johnson County Economic Development Corp., told the Gardner News on Oct. 1 that the cranes were still at New Century.
“They have been here for a year, maybe two years,” he said.
Reiderer said the cranes would be shipped in pieces and assembled at the intermodal.
Transport activity will be restricted between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The cranes have been in storage at New Century AirCenter.
Greene said the trucks will not be stacked high, so no utility lines will have to be moved.
He said the cargo trucks will be about 110 feet long.
Greene said BNSF recieved a state permit to begin moving cranes to the site, but is awaiting a county permit that is expected to be issued soon.
Greene said Gardner police will be available to assist in the move.