Slow-moving journey from Andover

SLOW-moving transporters will be escorted by police from Andover tomorrow (Wednesday).

The pair of specialised load transporters will be accompanied by Wiltshire Police from the A303 near Andover to Whatley Quarry, near Frome. The transporter and its load will be 5.60 metres wide, 4.87m high with an overall length of 28.1 m and gross weight of 115 tonnes.

The police have warned that the slow-moving vehicles could cause some congestion on the roads and have asked motorists to remain patient. Anyone travelling over this period to catch a flight or meet appointments should allow sufficient additional time.

The journey will begin at 11am from the A303 at Andover, where the loads will be transported in convoy. The transporter will travel Westbound on the A303 carriageway, then turn right onto the A36 Northbound – A361 to the site.

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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