Warning of abnormal load on A338 around Tidworth

Warning of abnormal load on A338 around Tidworth

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 5:44am 11th June 2020.

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Wiltshire Police say road users may experience some additional delays this afternoon (11th June),

An 'abnormal load' consisting of a 'Gantry Crane' is due to enter Wiltshire on the A303 around 2pm exiting at Parkhouse before heading north on the A338 to Tidworth. 

It's final destination is a military establishment outside of the garrison town.

The convoy, which is around 34m in length, will be escorted by police as well as private vehicles.

Due to its length, the load will be both slow moving and have the potential to cause additional congestion at locations where roadworks are already scheduled. Oncoming traffic may be required to pull in and wait for the convoy to pass.

Wiltshire Police are asking drivers to allow extra time.

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