The DOT says backups and delays are expected this afternoon on the westbound Beltline, between I-39/90 and Verona Road (US 18/151), as an oversize/overweight truck delivers a large bridge beam.

The beam is for the northbound side of the Verona Road reconstruction project.

Delivery is expected to occur between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid delays.