Andover Traffic Alert

Drivers are asked to be aware of a slow moving and wide ‘abnormal load’ that will be escorted through Wiltshire on Tuesday 11 September 2018.

The load is due to be escorted by Wiltshire Police from 1000 am, entering across the border with Hampshire to Torr Works near Shepton Mallet along the following pre-determined route:

A303 Westbound from Hampshire to the A36 at Deptford
A36 North via Knook and the Warminster by-pass to the A361 at Beckington
A361 around Frome and onwards to Torr Works (onwards Escort within Avon and Somerset will be at the discretion of the Officer in Charge)

The load will measure 4.42 metres wide / 4.8 metres high / 26 meters long / weight 145T, is made up of a Plant Equipment and will be moved by Ascroft Transport Limited from Lancashire.

Due to its width, it will take up around one and a half lanes of a standard road. As a result, it will be both slow moving and have the potential to create congestion in places where oncoming traffic will be required to pull in and wait for the load to pass.

Wherever possible, disruption will be kept to a minimum although both hauliers and motorists are asked to please be patient should they come across this load. Anyone travelling over this period on time critical matters should allow sufficient additional time.

Regular updates and travel information in respect of this abnormal load will be passed from the Control Room at Devizes where appropriate to help motorists plan their journey.

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

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