At 5:00 am Sunday morning, crews from Roger’s House Moving began moving a home through the streets of Oakley which required streets to close for a short period of time and included a police escort.
The house that was moved was recently purchased from the City of Oakley by a resident. Instead of tearing the old home down, they cut the home in half and moved it from Carol Lane, down Main Street, hung a right onto Empire. A few miles later they hung a left onto Carpenter before arriving to their destination on Privet Court in Oakley—backs up to O’Hara Avenue.
According to Google Maps, it’s about a 3-mile trip that should take 6-minutes. This move took just over two-hours.
The home will stay raised until a foundation is poured and at that time, a hydraulic system will move the home into place.