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Abnormal load to pass through Newbury this morning

Council issues advice to motorists but no timings provided

Dan Cooper

Reporter:

Dan Cooper

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01635 886632

A34

A LARGE abnormal load is scheduled to pass through Newbury tomorrow morning (Weds) - however the timings have not yet been finalised.

The load will travel from Tot Hill services on the A34, then along the B4640 to join the A339 at The Swan roundabout.

It will then go along the A339 to Robin Hood roundabout and then along the B4009 to Hermitage, Priors Court Road, Old Oxford Road through Beedon then rejoin the A34 northbound.

The council says this information is so motorists can plan their movements to minimize any disruption.

The council says this route is necessary due to the height of the load, which is described as an obelisk on its way from the south coast to Rolls Royce at Derby.

The load will be under police escort.

Enquires regarding this part of the route should be addressed to West Berkshire Council for the attention of the abnormal loads officer.

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  • Mairi

    09/08/2017 - 11:11

    Why can't it stay on the A34?

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    • grumpy

      09/08/2017 - 12:12

      That's exactly what I was thinking Mairi ??

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      • gumby

        09/08/2017 - 12:12

        Think its bridge height, if they cross the Robin Hood against the traffic, then I'm pretty sure it's bridge free all the way round..

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  • Louise

    Louise

    09/08/2017 - 07:07

    Odd diversion through Hermitage etc; the Old Oxford Rd., has HGV restriction in force which I'm sure TVP will obey.

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    • Bombey

      10/08/2017 - 18:06

      Abnormal Load = abnormal rules.

      Reply

  • Louise

    Louise

    09/08/2017 - 07:07

    Odd diversion through Hermitage etc; the Old Oxford Rd., has HGV restriction in force which I'm sure TVP will obey.

    Reply

  • Justin S

    08/08/2017 - 21:09

    Probably WBC pay cheques being delivered.

    Reply

    • NewburyDenizen

      09/08/2017 - 16:04

      HA! That or it's a fresh delivery of common folk's suffering for them to feast on..

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