Gateway Gazette

Oversize Load Travelling on Highways 14 and 21

Another wide load will travel from Edmonton to the Fort Saskatchewan area starting this weekend and it could disrupt traffic.

The 682-tonne, 63-metre-long piece of petrochemical development equipment, called a de-ethanizer stripper, will be moved from Edmonton to the Industrial Heartland over four daysJan. 19-22.

The stripper separates ethane from liquid natural gas to be reused elsewhere in the process or for other petrochemical products (e.g. fuel). On Jan. 6, an 820-tonne splitter travelled from Edmonton to the same region.

Move route

  • Exit Dacro yard west of 93 Street on to 51 Avenue
  • East on 51 Avenue to Roper Road continuing east to 75 Street
  • South on 75 Street to 51 Avenue
  • East on 51 Avenue to 50 Street at Whitemud Drive, westbound off ramp
  • East on Whitemud Drive to Anthony Henday Drive, southbound
  • East on Highway 14; stage at Highways 14 and 21
  • East on Highway 14 to Range Road 190
  • North on Range Road 190 to Township Road 510
  • East on Township Road 510 to Highway 834
  • North on Highway 834 to Highway 15
  • Highway 15 west to Lamont
  • Continue west on Highway 15 to Range Road 220
  • North on Range Road 220 to final site
Date Start Time Origin End Time Destination
Jan. 19 9 p.m. Dacro 5 a.m. Hwy 14 & 21
Jan. 21 8:30 a.m. Hwy 14 & 21 5 p.m. Lamont
Jan. 22 8:30 a.m. Lamont 1 p.m. Site

Additional information

  • The load will be moving below the posted speed limit and may pull over periodically; drivers travelling behind the load will face delays.
  • In some spots, the load will be travelling against the flow of traffic, escorted by guide vehicles for safety. Lanes will be blocked off accordingly.
  • Drivers are reminded to watch for accompanying guide vehicles and flag people, which will control traffic and enhance safety.
  • At its largest configuration, including all vehicles, the load  is 132 metres long by eight metres wide by 10 metres high (includes all vehicles in length and height)
  • The load will use the entire width of a two-lane highway, including the shoulder

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