Wiltshire Police Traffic Alert

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Wiltshire Police Traffic Alert

Posted by Kayleigh Mooney Pinned

Road users in the Ludgershall, Everleigh, Upavon and Devizes areas of Wiltshire may experience delays on Friday (31/5/19).

An abnormal load is due to enter Wiltshire via the A342 at Ludgershall and travel through to Devizes via Everleigh, Upavon and Rushall, departing Ludgershall at 10am and arriving under escort in Hillworth Road, Devizes at around 11.30am.

It will consist of the prime mover, plus both private and police escort vehicles, with the load itself being an electrical switch cabinet 4.27m wide.

Due to its size, the load will be both slow moving and have the potential to cause congestion in places where oncoming traffic will be required to pull in and wait for the vehicles to pass. Traffic travelling behind the move will not be able to overtake.

Wherever possible, disruption will be kept to a minimum although both hauliers and motorists are asked to please be patient should they come across this load. Anyone travelling both over this period and along or across this route on time critical matters should allow sufficient additional time for their journey.

Officers from the Community Policing Team in Devizes will in due course be contacting residents on affected approach roads to ask them to park elsewhere for a short period of time (to allow the load to safely reach its destination).

Police escorting resources are being provided by officers, paid for by the haulier at no cost to the public.

Kayleigh Mooney
Kayleigh Mooney