Abnormal loads heading to Kendal's roads

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MOTORISTS in South Lakeland should be aware of the latest in a series of abnormal load movements to Armisteads Wind Farm at Old Hutton near Kendal.

Tomorrow (Thursday) as many as three wagons, carrying a nacelle and possibly tower sections will arrive via the M6 northbound into Cumbria around 1pm.

They will travel from junction 36 of the M6 onto the A65 then north to Oxenholme, where they will pass along Helmside Road and turn right onto the B6254 to make the final leg of the journey through Middleshaw and Old Hutton before arriving at the site around 2pm.

The loads will be escorted by Officers from Cumbria Constabulary Roads Policing Unit.

Then on Friday further loads will be escorted into the site along the same route at varying times through the day, with the first setting off from Burton Services around 9am to 9.30am, and the last arriving on site prior to 3pm.

No waiting cones will be placed at important locations along the route from this afternoon and people are reminded to ensure their vehicles are removed by 11am on Thursday morning and 8am on Friday morning in order that the route is clear prior to the route check. This is particularly important on Helmside Road and in the laybys on the B6254.

All previous loads have run smoothly and have not caused any significant traffic delays, but motorists are asked to be aware that there is the potential for a small amount of disruption and are advised to avoid the route wherever possible.

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