Delays expected in Tidworth due to abnormal load

Alert message sent 22/07/2020 13:07:00

Information sent on behalf of Wiltshire Police

Road users on the A338 around Tidworth may experience some additional delays tomorrow afternoon - Thursday, July 23.

An abnormal load is due to enter Wiltshire on the A303 between 2pm and 3pm in the afternoon, exiting at Parkhouse before heading north on the A338 to Tidworth. The final destination for the gantry crane will be a military establishment outside of the town.

The convoy will consist of one load some 34m in length, plus associated private and police escort vehicles.

Due to its length, the load will be both slow moving and have the potential to cause additional congestion at locations where road works are already scheduled. Oncoming traffic may 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, paid for by the haulier at no cost to the public.
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Matthew Edwards (Police, Media & External Communications Officer, HQ)

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