Third and potentially final abnormal load to travel from Ipswich Docks to Eye Airfield
A third abnormal load is to crawl through Suffolk’s streets today in what could be the final leg in a project to move parts for a renewable energy company.
The operation supports Drax Group, a renewable energy company, who is working with the government to help provide a more more resilient power network for the country.
The three vehicles are 80m long and weigh approximately 500 to 600 tonnes each.
The final load will be travelling through Ipswich using the same route as it did during previous movements.
However, the second part of the journey will be reviewed when it reaches Bury Road/Old Norwich Road, Ipswich. This is just before its set to continue down the A14.
A decision will be made by Suffolk Police based on safety and daylight hours restrictions.
If its deemed unsafe to continue, the second half of the journey will commence the following Sunday, November 26.
Otherwise, the load will continue down the A14 from junction 53, near Whitehouse, to junction 51 of the A140.
There will be a brief stop at the Claydon interchange to allow the traffic through before continuing onto the A140.
Road closures and diversions will be in place along both major routes.
Live updates will be provided while the huge structure is in transit on X (previously twitter) @Suff_highways.
Brockford Bridge will also be closed for approximately six hours to allow for an installment of a temporary bridge and for the load to cross.
The loads have been making their way through the county since October 22, with the exception of last Sunday due to the Remembrance Sunday parade.