Another abnormal load heads to BMW in Swindon

Alert message sent 15/07/2020 16:43:00

Information sent on behalf of Wiltshire Police

Road users on the M4 and A419 as well as those around Swindon may experience some additional delays tomorrow morning  - Thursday 16 July. 

An abnormal load is due to enter Wiltshire through junction 18 of the M4 at about 10.45am, exiting via junction 15 and onto the A419 before travelling northbound towards the Rat Trap.

The load (2 x Panel Press) will exit at the Rat Trap and travel along Highworth Road, Hobley Drive and then Swindon Road before arriving at their final destination - BMW on Swindon Road.

The convoy will consist of two loads, both up to 4.90m wide and weighing 110t and 125t respectively. 

Due to both width and weight, the load will be slow moving and have the potential to cause congestion at junctions and also within Swindon where oncoming traffic will be required to pull in and wait for the convoy to pass.

Wherever possible, disruption will be kept to a minimum although both hauliers and motorists are asked to please be patient should they come across said move. 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 and paid for by the haulier at no cost to the public.
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Mark Jones (Police, Media Officer, Wiltshire)

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