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 days, Feb. 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.
- 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
|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|
- 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.