Travellers’ Advisory: Oversize Load to Travel on Highways 14, 834 & 15


Drivers should be aware of a wide load travelling from Edmonton to the Fort Saskatchewan area this week.

The 728-tonne, 48-metre-long piece of petrochemical equipment, called a polypropylene reactor, will travel from Edmonton to the Industrial Heartland over four daysFeb. 19-22. Previously scheduled to move Feb. 10-13, it was postponed due to extreme cold.

At 12 metres tall and 10 metres wide, the reactor is roughly twice the height of an adult giraffe. It converts propylene into a powdered substance used to fabricate diverse products such as medical equipment, athletic apparel and food storage containers.

Route

  • Exit Cessco yard at 100 Street and 75 Avenue and travel east
  • South on 99 Street to 63 Avenue; east on 63 Avenue to 91 Street
  • South on 91 Street to 51 Avenue; east on 51 Avenue to Roper Road
  • East to 75 Street; south on 75 Street to 51 Avenue
  • East on 51 Avenue to 50 Street at Whitemud Drive westbound off-ramp
  • Whitemud Drive east to Anthony Henday southbound
  • Highway 14 eastbound and stage at highways 14 & 21
  • Highway 14 east 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
  • Range Road 220 north to site
Date
Start Time
Origin
End Time
Destination
Feb 19 9 p.m. Cessco 5 a.m. Hwy 14 & 21
Feb 21 8:30 a.m. Hwy 14 & 21 5 p.m. Lamont
Feb 22 8:30 a.m. Lamont 1 p.m. Site

Additional information

  • At its largest configuration, including all vehicles, the load is approximately 1,384 tonnes and 118 metres long by 10 metres wide by 12 metres high.
  • The load will use the entire width of a two-lane highway, including the shoulder.
  • The load will be moving below the posted speed limit and may pull over periodically. Drivers travelling behind the load will experience delays.
  • In some places, the load will be travelling against the flow of traffic, escorted by guide vehicles for traffic control and safety. Lanes will be blocked off accordingly.
  • Drivers are reminded to watch for guide vehicles and flag people.