Motorists warned as abnormal load scheduled to travel on Five Mile Lane
12:01pm Thursday 5th September 2013 in News
SOUTH Wales Police have warned motorists and other road users of the transfer of an abnormal load in Barry next weekend.
On Sunday, September 15, 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 then travel to 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.