Warning for motorists as abnormal load travels through Wiltshire tomorrow

Alert message sent 09/12/2019 16:10:00

Information sent on behalf of Wiltshire Police

Motorists travelling around the Chippenham, Melksham, Seend and Worton areas of Wiltshire tomorrow (10/12) may experience some delays due to a large agricultural unit being moved.

People living in Worton are also being reminded of parking restrictions in place in the village tomorrow.

The abnormal load is due to leave junction 17 of the M4 motorway at about 11.30am and travel via the A350 around Chippenham towards Melksham where it will leave the A350 at the Semington Roundabout.

It will then travel onwards to Seend, before turning right prior to the village at The Bell Inn towards Worton where it will pass through to the far side of Worton and its final destination - Devizes Wood Products.

The agricultural unit, which is 4.6m wide, will be assisted by both private and police escort vehicles.

Due to its size, the it will be both slow moving and have the potential to cause congestion in places where oncoming traffic will be required to pull in and wait for it to pass.

Traffic travelling behind will only be permitted to overtake in certain locations and only when safe to do so.

In view of its width, residents of Worton are asked to please keep the area of the High Street clear of parked cars until it has passed through (estimated to be at 1pm).

Wherever possible, disruption will be kept to a minimum although both hauliers and motorists are asked to please be patient should they come across this load.

Anyone travelling over this period on time critical matters should allow sufficient additional time for their journey.

Police escorting resources are being provided by officers, paid for by the haulier at no cost to the public.
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Siobhan Stayt (Police, Media Officer, Wiltshire)

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