Drivers are being made aware of a slow moving and wide “abnormal load” which will be escorted through Wiltshire on Sunday February 14 2016.
The specialised load transporter is due to pass through the county from Junction 18 of the M4 to Minety Substation, Stonehill Road, in Minety.
The transporter and its load will measure 5.31 metres wide, 4.95 metres high with an overall length of 57.34 metres and gross weight of 337 tonnes.
Due to the size of this transporter it will be very slow moving (maximum speed of 15 mph) 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 this load. 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 approximately 8am at Junction 18 of the M4, where the load will be transported in convoy.
The transporter will travel eastbound on the M4, where it will exit at junction 16 onto the A3102 heading towards Royal Wootton Bassett.
The load continues over Coped Hall roundabout onto the B4042 for approximately 1.5 miles before taking a right turn onto the B4696. After two miles it turns left at the crossroads onto unclassified roads for 0.6 miles, turning right onto The Common and follow for two miles. It will then turn left onto the B4040 for 1.8 miles before arriving at the National Grid Minety Substation.
Police escorting resources are being provided by volunteer police officers on rest days, paid for by the haulier at no cost to the public.