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Abnormal load transports from Sizewell C and Peterborough on A14, A11, A12 and A146 to Ipswich and Thornaby on Tees could delay Suffolk motorists this week





Suffolk motorists could be set for delays this week after another round of abnormal load transports were announced.

Suffolk Police will escort two transports on Thursday and Friday.

The first will see a boat, measuring five metres wide, 22 metres long and weighing 46,000 kilograms, moved from Oundle, in Peterborough to New Cut East, in Ipswich. The trip will start at 9.30am.

Suffolk Police will escort an abnormal load to Ipswich on Thursday, February 15 and from Sizewell C on Friday, February 16, which could cause delays for motorists. Picture: iStock
Suffolk Police will escort an abnormal load to Ipswich on Thursday, February 15 and from Sizewell C on Friday, February 16, which could cause delays for motorists. Picture: iStock

The force will escort the abnormal load on its entire journey, with it set to travel on major roads including the A11, A14, A1214 and A137.

It will also travel in Haughley New Street, near Stowmarket, which will mean it will not have to navigate the contraflow at the troublesome A14 resurfacing works.

The following day, Suffolk Police will assist the movement of a crane and ballast convoy from Sizewell C, starting at noon.

One unit is three metres wide, four metres tall and over 16 metres long, while the other is 2.6 metres wide, 4.2 metres high and nearly 18 metres long. The two loads weigh 82,000 and 99,000 kilograms respectively.

The abnormal load will start on local roads out of the power station development, moving into King George’s Avenue and then Lover’s Lane, before getting onto the B1122.

From there it will head to the A12, and then the A1145 and A143, before going back onto the A146.

The Suffolk Police escort will end at the A146, with the abnormal load then travelling on the A11 and A14.

There is also another abnormal load transport scheduled to Sizewell C for the following week, on February 23, which is set to take a similar route but in reverse.

A plant weighing over 100,000 kilograms will be transported to the power station development.