Second abnormal load journey tomorrow

A specialised load transporter will be escorted by Wiltshire Police from Whatley Quarry, near Frome to Buxton, Derbyshire, tomorrow.

The transporter and its load will measure 4.60 metres (15ft-02ins) wide, 4.95 m (16ft-03ins) high with an overall length of 21.00 m (70 ft) and gross weight of 80 tonnes.

Due to the size of this transporter it 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 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 11am from Whatley Quarry, near Frome, where the load will be transported in convoy. The transporter will travel from the quarry – A361 – A36 South – A303 Eastbound.

These loads cannot be transported over night due to public safety concerns.


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

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