Watch out for wide load!

13 January 2011, 05:00

Expect some disruption on the roads as a huge steel cylinder is being moved.

Drivers in Reading, Thatcham and Newbury are being warned to watch out for a wide loads being moved for the rest of January.

The massive steel cylinders are being moved on lorries from Reading to Southampton.

They'll be escorted by Thames Valley and Hampshire Police and will be using A-roads as the loads will be too tall to pass under motorway bridges.

It'll take two days to complete the full route, starting at 9.30am each day.

The cylinders don't contain anything dangerous and utility company engineers will also be on hand to ensure overhead cables are kept clear of the load.

Residents and drivers on and around the route need to to avoid on-street parking in the roads along the route.

Heart's been told the lorry will be moving less than 15mph, but will occasionally pull over so other traffic can pass.

What route will it take?

ROUTE –Day 1      Section :  Reading to Tot Hill

A33 North along Rose Kiln Lane – A4 Berkeley Ave. – A4 Bath Rd. – Across M4 at J12. Around Thatcham via FLORAL WAY  – HEATH LANE– BOWLING GREEN Rd.  – TULL Rd. Rejoin A4 - Newbury – A339 south – B4640 Tot Hill.  End of Section / Day 1

ROUTE – Day  2    Section :   Tot Hill to Southampton.

Tot Hill – White Hill – A34 – Larks Barrow Hill – Approaching Whitchurch  NEWBURY RD. –  NEWBURY ST - WINCHESTER ST. – WINCHESTER RD. – Exit Whitchurch – A34 – Bullington Lane – By Pass Rd. –OXFORD RD.– Winchester Hill – Christmas Hill – Andover Rd. – SUSSEX ST. – ROMSEY RD. – A3090 – Hook Rd. – HURSLEY RD. – BOURNEMOUTH RD. – A33 Bassett Ave. – A35 Winchester Rd. – A35 Trebourba Way – Millbrook Rd West – First Ave. – Southampton Docks Gate 20.

When will the cylinders be moved?

SCHEDULE

Thursday 13th January                                      Section – Reading to Tot Hill                                    One Load

Friday 14th January                                           Section – Tot Hill to Southampton                          One Load

Monday 17th January                                       Section – Reading to Tot Hill                                    Two loads in convoy

Tuesday 18th January                                       Section – Tot Hill to Southampton                          Two loads in convoy

Thursday 20th January                                     Section – Reading to Tot Hill                                     Two loads in convoy

Friday 21st January                                          Section – Tot Hill to Southampton                           Two loads in convoy

Monday 24th January                                      Section – Reading to Tot Hill                                     Two loads in convoy

Tuesday 25th January                                      Section – Tot Hill to Southampton                           Two loads in convoy

Thursday 27th January                                    Section – Reading to Tot Hill                                     Two loads in convoy

Friday 28th January                                         Section – Tot Hill to Southampton                           Two loads in convoy

Monday 31st January                                     Section – Reading to Tot Hill                                      Two loads in convoy

Tuesday 1st Febuary                                       Section – Tot Hill to Southampton                            Two loads in convoy

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