A WIDE and slow moving abnormal load is expected to cause traffic delays when travelling through the county on Sunday (May 20).

The load is due to be escorted by Wiltshire Police from 7am, leaving Brook Lane in Westbury, along the following route:

The Ham

Hawkeridge Road to Philips Way, Trowbridge

A363 to Yarnbrook

A350 South through Westbury to Warminster

A36 Warminster by-pass to Deptford

A303 Eastbound to Hampshire

It is expected to leave the county on the A303 into Hampshire at around 9.30am.

The load will measure 5 metres wide, is made up of a pre-fabricated metal structure and will be moved by CJ Clothier Transport of Westbury.

Due to its width, it will take up around one and a half lanes of a standard road. It will be both slow moving and have the potential to create congestion in places where oncoming traffic will be required to pull in and wait for the load to pass.

Wherever possible, disruption will be kept to a minimum although motorists are asked to please be patient should they come across this load. Anyone travelling over this period should allow sufficient additional time for their journey.

Regular updates and travel information in respect of this abnormal load will be passed from the control room at Devizes where appropriate to help motorists plan their journey.

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