Plane on the move in Wiltshire could delay drivers
11:00am Wednesday 20th February 2013 in Latest News
MOTORISTS are being warned that an abnormal load will be travelling through Wiltshire this weekend.
At 7.15am on Sunday, February 24, a specialised load transporter carrying a 737 aircraft fuselage, will be escorted by Wiltshire Police from RAF Kemble.
The transporter and its load will be 6.10 metres (20ft) wide, 4.90m (16ft-01ins) high with an overall length of 38m (125ft) and gross weight of 70 tonnes.
It will be travelling from RAF Kemble to Hereford.
It will leave Kemble on the A429, towards Cirencester before travelling south on the A419 to arrive at M4 junction 15, and continuing westbound on the M4.
Due to the size of this transporter it will be slow moving and will have the potential to create congestion.
While travelling on the A419 it will take up both southbound carriageways.
Wherever possible disruption will be kept to a minimum but hauliers and motorists are asked to be patient if they come across it.
Anyone travelling over this period should allow sufficient additional time for their journey.
Regular updates and travel information will be passed from the police control room in Devizes when to help motorists plan their journey.
Police escorting resources are being provided by volunteer officers on rest days, paid for by the haulier at no cost to the public.