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Abnormal load warning on M4 on Sunday
10:26am Friday 15th June 2012 in News
A huge abnormal load will be travelling from Filton Airfield in Bristol to Kemble Airfield, Gloucestershire on Sunday which may cause delays throughout the county.
At about 7am on Sunday 17th June, a specialised load transporter carrying Boeing 727 Aircraft Fuselage, will be escorted by Wiltshire Police from Leigh Delamere Services, Eastbound.
The transporter and its load will measure 6.10 metres (20ft) wide, 4.80m (15ft-09ins) high with an overall length of 32.00m (105 ft) and gross weight of 57 tonnes.
Due to the size of this transporter it will be slow moving and will have the potential to create congestion.
Patrick Dean, Abnormal Loads officer said: "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.
"While this load travels up the A419 it will take up the entire width of the northbound carriageway.
Regular updates and travel information in respect of the load will be passed from our control room at Devizes when appropriate to help motorists plan their journey."
The journey commences at 7am from M4 Leigh Delamere Services Eastbound, where it will be transported in convoy along the M4 to junction 15, travelling Northbound on the A419 to Cirencester before turning onto the A429 heading for Kemble.
Police escorting resources are being provided by volunteer Police Officers on rest days, paid for by the haulier at no cost to the public.