Cumbrian motorists will face traffic disruption this weekend as abnormal load moves from Barrow to M6 (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Cumbrian motorists will face traffic disruption this weekend as abnormal load moves from Barrow to M6
10:22am Thursday 10th January 2013 in News
MOTORISTS have been warned there could be some traffic disruption this weekend as an abnormal load is carried from Barrow to the M6.
At 10am on Saturday (January 12), officers from Cumbria's Road Policing Unit will be escorting the load, which is a transformer unit, from the docks at Barrow to the motorway.
The load is bound for a substation in Beattock, Scotland.
The route from Barrow is Ramsden Dock Road, Bridge Road, North Road, Ironworks Road, Phoenix Road, then left onto the A590 to the M6, where it will then continue travelling north.
Officers said it is likely that some traffic disruption may be caused as a result of this movement.
Cones will be placed on Ramsden Dock Road tomorrow to prevent vehicles parking on the central island between Bridge Road and South Gate.
Police are asking the public to adhere to the cones that are placed and any other parking restrictions that are in place. Any vehicles left blocking this part of the route may be moved by officers.
The load is expected to be 4.7m wide, 57m long and weighing 218 tonnes so there may be parts of the route where the load is slow moving as it negotiates junctions and narrow areas.
Motorists are asked to be patient and consider altering their travel plans or allow extra time for their journeys to avoid any potential delays.
The loads will be escorted by police officers and high-visibility abnormal load vehicles provided by the haulage company to ensure the safety of all road users and the public.
Further loads are planned in the following weeks and motorists will be kept informed.