Drivers warned of Wiltshire's 'heaviest load' on roads
- 26 October 2013
- From the section Wiltshire
One of the heaviest loads ever to move on Wiltshire's roads is being transported this weekend.
Drivers are being warned of delays on the roads on Sunday as a giant transformer is transported from Avonmouth to Melksham.
The specialised transporter and its load is about 5m wide (16ft), nearly 65m long (213ft) and weighs 254 tonnes.
Wiltshire Police has advised drivers to allow plenty of time for journeys during the day.
Departing Avonmouth at around 06:45 GMT, and travelling at a maximum of 12mph (19 km), the load, which will be accompanied by a police escort, is expected to take five hours to reach Leigh Delamere services on the M4.
It will exit the M4 at junction 17, heading south on the A350 towards Chippenham and then onto the A4 towards Corsham.
This section is expected to take about three hours to complete.