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Abnormal Load

Alert message sent 08/03/2018 13:15:00

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Sussex Police will be escorting an abnormal load through the county this weekend.
Motorists are advised to plan ahead as the electricity transformer, which is approximately 78 meters long and 4.6 meters wide, and weighs about 331 tonnes, is transported on Sunday 11th March 2018.
The load will depart from Shoreham Port at around 5:30am and is expected to arrive at Potmans Lane Ninfield East Sussex by about 2pm.
Sergeant Dan Pitcher , of the East Sussex Roads Policing Unit, said "This is a substantial load and to ensure the safety of all motorists, we will enforce rolling road closures and periodic full road closures on the route throughout the day. "This will of course cause some delays, specifically around the A27 between Lewes and Polegate, then the A259 around Little Common and Bexhill. We would like to thank all road users in advance for their patience and understanding".
The operation will be carried out by Sussex Police's Roads Policing Unit in conjunction with Highways England and Brighton and Hove City Council.

The route is as follows:
Basin Road South, Shoreham 800m
Wharf Road, Hove 250m
A259 1.2km    

B2193 900m
A270 700m
A293 1.8km
Hangleton Interchange 400m

A269 4km
Potmans Lane Ninfield 2km



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