MOTORISTS in the Westbury, Trowbridge, Melksham and Chippenham areas of Wiltshire are being warned to expect delays to their journeys on Monday (17/02).

The 4.7-metre wide load is due to leave Junction 17 of the M4 motorway at about 10am that day, travelling along the A350 around Chippenham.

It will carry on along the A350 to Melksham and then Trowbridge before taking the B3097 to Brook Lane in Westbury.

The convoy will consist of the prime mover plus both private and police escort vehicles, with the load itself being rail infrastructure up to 4.7m in width.

Police said: "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 convoy 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 the load.

"Anyone travelling over this period on time critical matters should allow sufficient additional time for their journey.

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