1:07pm Wednesday 28th August 2013 in News
SOUTH Wales Police are giving motorists and other road users advance notice of the transfer of abnormal loads in the Vale of Glamorgan area.
On Sunday, September 1, a Sea Gannet Aircraft is being moved from the abnormal loads lay-by at J32 of the M4 to St Athan. It will be leaving the lay-by at approximately 6.30am.
The load which measures 19' 6" wide, 15' 2" high and 55' 2" long, weighs 25 tons and is expected to take several hours to move. It will travel along the M4 from J32 to J33 and join the A4232, A48, A4226 Five Mile Lane and the B4265 to St Athan.
The load will have a police escort and motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.
The following Sunday (September 8) an abnormal load will travel from Vessco, Bridgend Industrial Estate to Barry Docks.
The load, a vessel, measures around 21' high, 17', 87' long and weighs around 100 tons. Due to its size the route it has to take will be from Vessco along the A473 and A48 to Cowbridge where it will the travel Darran Hill against the flow of traffic and through Cowbridge town centre before rejoining the A48.
It will then take the A4226 Five Mile Lane, A4050 and the A4231 Barry Docks Link Road before taking the A4055 Cardiff Rd, Ffordd y Mileniwm, Wimborne Rd, Atlantic Way to its destination at Barry Docks.
The load will be escorted by several police vehicles and will be accompanied by Western Power, British Telecom and Vale of Glamorgan Highways.
It is due to leave Bridgend at around 6.30am and is expected to take between two and five hours to complete its journey. It will cause some disruption to the travelling public so motorists are advised to avoid the area.