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Abnormal Load: Cotswold Airport Kemble
An abnormal load will making its way through Wiltshire on Sunday 2nd March 2014 to Cotswold Airport.
At approximately 13:30hrs on Sunday 2nd March 2014 a specialised load transporter carrying an Airbus A321 aircraft fuselage, will be escorted by Wiltshire Police.
The transporter and its load will measure 6.10 metres (20ft) wide, 4.93 m (16ft-01ins) high with an overall length of 46.00 m (151 ft) and gross weight of 58 tonnes.
The abnormal load will be travelling from MOD St. Athan, near Barry, South Wales to Cotswold Airport, Kemble, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
Due to the size of this transporter it will be slow moving and will have the potential to create congestion. Wherever possible disruption will be kept to a minimum but hauliers and motorists are asked to please be patient if they come across this load.
Anyone travelling over this period to catch a flight or meet appointments should allow sufficient additional time.
Whilst travelling on the A419 it will take up both northbound carriageways and we ask other motorists to be patient.
Regular updates and travel information in respect of this abnormal load will be passed from our control room at Devizes when appropriate to help motorists plan their journey.
The journey will begin in Wiltshire at approximately 13:30hrs from M4 Junction 18, where the load will be transported in convoy.
It departs from M4 junction 18 to junction 15 before travelling North on the A419 towards Cirencester, then onto the A429 to arrive at Kemble. Please note that due the possibility of inclement weather these timings may be flexible.
Police escorting resources are being provided by volunteer Police Officers on rest days, paid for by the haulier at no cost to the public.
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