Drivers are asked to allow for delays tomorrow (Wednesday 4th December 2013) on the A303 near Andover as two large loads are transported westbound to a quarry near Frome.
The journey will begin at 11:00 am from the A303 at Andover, where the two specialised load transporters will be escorted by Wiltshire Police from the A303 near Andover to Whatley Quarry, near Frome.
They will travel Westbound on the A303 carriageway, then turn right onto the A36 Northbound – A361 to the site.
The transporter and its load will measure 5.60 metres (18’5″) wide, 4.87 m (16′) high with an overall length of 28.1 m (92′) and gross weight of 115 tonnes.
Due to the size of these transporters they 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 the Wiltshire Police control room at Devizes when appropriate to help motorists plan their journey.
Police escorting resources are being provided by volunteer Police Officers on rest days, paid for by the haulier at no cost to the public.
Image of one of the loads being transported this morning, with thanks to Andy on Twitter.