Abnormal loads passing through city centre
Drivers are being warned of slow-moving HGVs passing through the city centre on Monday, as five 'abnormal loads' of up to 111ft long are transported to Port of Sunderland.
Drivers in Sunderland are being warned of slow-moving HGVs passing through the city centre, as five 'abnormal loads' of up to 111ft long are transported to Port of Sunderland.
The lorries will be passing through the city centre on Monday 17 January as crane sections are moved from manufacturer Liebherr in Deptford to the port for export.
They include three loads that are 34 metres (111ft) long and two that are 5.6m (18ft) wide.
The abnormal loads will travel under police escorts and to avoid peak journey times they are due to be moved from 9.30am. City centre drivers could face delays as the sections are transported along Farringdon Row, A1231 Silksworth Row, St Mary's Boulevard, A1018 West Wear Street and High Street East.
Deputy Leader of Sunderland City Council and Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, Councillor Claire Rowntree said: "We appreciate road users' patience while these five large loads are transported to the Port of Sunderland.
"While the movement may cause some delays, seeing these crane sections transported is an impressive example of products that have been manufactured here in Sunderland."