Abnormal Load on the A303 Andover Today

On Tuesday 28th October 2014 a specialised load transporter will be escorted by Wiltshire Police from the A303 near Andover to Whatley Quarry, near Frome. The transporter and its load will measure 5.52 metres (18ft-02ins) wide, 4.87 m (16ft-00ins) high with an overall length of 28.1 m (92 ft) and gross weight of 115 tonnes.

Due to the size of this transporter it will be slow moving and will have the potential to create congestion. Wherever possible disruption will be kept to a minimum but hauliers and motorists are asked to please be patient if they come across these loads. Anyone travelling over this period to catch a flight or meet appointments should allow sufficient additional time.

Regular updates and travel information in respect of this abnormal load will be passed from our control room at Devizes when appropriate to help motorists plan their journey.

The journey will begin at 10:00 am from the A303 at Andover, where the loads will be transported in convoy. The transporter will travel Westbound on the A303 carriageway, and then turn right onto the A36 Northbound – A361 to the site.

Police escorting resources are being provided by volunteer Police Officers on rest days, paid for by the haulier at no cost to the public.

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