Police warning as 737 fuselage takes to the road

Wiltshire Times: The abnormal load will be travelling westbound on the M4 on Sunday The abnormal load will be travelling westbound on the M4 on Sunday

Motorists are being warned that an abnormal load will be travelling through Wiltshire this weekend.

A specialised load transporter carrying a Boeing 737 aircraft fuselage will be escorted by Wiltshire Police from RAF Kemble at about 7.15am on Sunday.

The transporter and fuselage, a gross weight of 70 tonnes, will travel to Hereford and will head to Cirencester from RAF Kemble on the A429. It will then head south on the A419 towards M4 junction 15, before travelling westbound on the motorway past Junction 16 (Royal Wootton Bassett), Junction 17 (Chippenham) and Junction 18 (Bath).

Due to the size of the transporter, while travelling on the A419 it will take up both southbound carriageways.

Anyone travelling over this period should allow sufficient additional time for their journey and regular updates and travel information will be passed from the Wiltshire Police control room at Devizes.

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9:29am Wed 20 Feb 13

viper1 says...

Why oh why isn't this being moved during the night, or would that mean somebody would have to have used a bit of common sense
Why oh why isn't this being moved during the night, or would that mean somebody would have to have used a bit of common sense viper1
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6:08pm Wed 20 Feb 13

jezercalne says...

It's being moved early on a Sunday morning. Why should this inconvenience anyone?
It's being moved early on a Sunday morning. Why should this inconvenience anyone? jezercalne
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9:24am Thu 21 Feb 13

viper1 says...

DOH i dunno maybe because they have said it will cause a disruption, how fast do you think a 70 tonne fuselage will be travelling whilst also taking up 2 carriageways? let me tell you approx 15mph, so kemble to Hereford is approx 60 miles so still chugging along when the roads will be busy! Now if they had planned at being at point B by 07:15 that would have been far better
DOH i dunno maybe because they have said it will cause a disruption, how fast do you think a 70 tonne fuselage will be travelling whilst also taking up 2 carriageways? let me tell you approx 15mph, so kemble to Hereford is approx 60 miles so still chugging along when the roads will be busy! Now if they had planned at being at point B by 07:15 that would have been far better viper1
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10:47am Thu 21 Feb 13

TimothyGrebin says...

Viper1 dnt b so stressy!!!!
jees its not like u hav 2 b on the rode all the time jst chill and hav a nice cup of tea on sunday mornin insted of gion drivin jst so u can complane on the intanet like a big man.seriosnly.

i despare
Viper1 dnt b so stressy!!!! jees its not like u hav 2 b on the rode all the time jst chill and hav a nice cup of tea on sunday mornin insted of gion drivin jst so u can complane on the intanet like a big man.seriosnly. i despare TimothyGrebin
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10:25pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

It's not too late Viper, there's still time for you to ride into town and offer your expertise to sort it out for the obviously clueless specialist transporters and police.
It's not too late Viper, there's still time for you to ride into town and offer your expertise to sort it out for the obviously clueless specialist transporters and police. Mrs Donnyfly
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10:12am Fri 22 Feb 13

notscot says...

viper1 wrote:
DOH i dunno maybe because they have said it will cause a disruption, how fast do you think a 70 tonne fuselage will be travelling whilst also taking up 2 carriageways? let me tell you approx 15mph, so kemble to Hereford is approx 60 miles so still chugging along when the roads will be busy! Now if they had planned at being at point B by 07:15 that would have been far better
It's just one day. And it's being advertised ahead of schedule......
[quote][p][bold]viper1[/bold] wrote: DOH i dunno maybe because they have said it will cause a disruption, how fast do you think a 70 tonne fuselage will be travelling whilst also taking up 2 carriageways? let me tell you approx 15mph, so kemble to Hereford is approx 60 miles so still chugging along when the roads will be busy! Now if they had planned at being at point B by 07:15 that would have been far better[/p][/quote]It's just one day. And it's being advertised ahead of schedule...... notscot
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2:41am Sat 23 Feb 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

TimothyGrebin wrote:
Viper1 dnt b so stressy!!!!
jees its not like u hav 2 b on the rode all the time jst chill and hav a nice cup of tea on sunday mornin insted of gion drivin jst so u can complane on the intanet like a big man.seriosnly.

i despare
Wots wiv all ths gbldgook txt sht?
[quote][p][bold]TimothyGrebin[/bold] wrote: Viper1 dnt b so stressy!!!! jees its not like u hav 2 b on the rode all the time jst chill and hav a nice cup of tea on sunday mornin insted of gion drivin jst so u can complane on the intanet like a big man.seriosnly. i despare[/p][/quote]Wots wiv all ths gbldgook txt sht? Mrs Donnyfly
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4:25pm Sun 24 Feb 13

thebaron861 says...

the reason Wiper is that moving a structure in light has less chance of being damaged and also the police night shift is already stretched and day crews are less expensive.....DOH
the reason Wiper is that moving a structure in light has less chance of being damaged and also the police night shift is already stretched and day crews are less expensive.....DOH thebaron861
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7:08pm Sun 24 Feb 13

beetawix says...

How did it go?
Anything to complane about?
How did it go? Anything to complane about? beetawix
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8:15pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Gizmo61 says...

thebaron861 wrote:
the reason Wiper is that moving a structure in light has less chance of being damaged and also the police night shift is already stretched and day crews are less expensive.....DOH
Police escorting resources were provided by volunteer Police Officers on rest days, paid for by the haulier at no cost to the public.
[quote][p][bold]thebaron861[/bold] wrote: the reason Wiper is that moving a structure in light has less chance of being damaged and also the police night shift is already stretched and day crews are less expensive.....DOH[/p][/quote]Police escorting resources were provided by volunteer Police Officers on rest days, paid for by the haulier at no cost to the public. Gizmo61
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7:27am Mon 25 Feb 13

notscot says...

beetawix wrote:
How did it go?
Anything to complane about?
oh, groan!
[quote][p][bold]beetawix[/bold] wrote: How did it go? Anything to complane about?[/p][/quote]oh, groan! notscot
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