Second abnormal load movement from Barrow to Scotland set to disrupt Furness and South Lakeland drivers (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Second abnormal load movement from Barrow to Scotland set to disrupt Furness and South Lakeland drivers
LATE-NIGHT South Cumbrian drivers face disruption on Friday as another abnormal load is driven from Furness to Scotland.
From 10pm, police will escort the movement of a transformer unit from Barrow Docks, along the A590 and onto the M6.
The 57 metre-long component is bound for Beattock, in the Southern Uplands of Scotland.
It will leave the docks via Ramsden Dock Road, before travelling onto Bridge Road, North Road, Ironworks Road, Phoenix Road and then the A590.
Barrow drivers have been told not to park in areas of the route which will be coned off, or their vehicles could be removed.
Cumbria Police warned the movement, which could be slow in places, may cause delays and said drivers may want to reconsider the timing of their journeys.
A spokesman said: "Cones will be placed on Ramsden Dock Road on Thursday and these cones will be in place to prevent vehicles parking on the central island between Bridge Road and Southgate.
"Police are asking the public to adhere to the restrictions that are in place and any other parking restrictions.
"Any vehicles left blocking this section of the road may be subject to being removed by police."
On Saturday, road users were held up when a 57 metre-long transformer was driven from Barrow to the A590.
Motorists have been warned that more abnormal load movements are planned along the route in the coming weeks.