Alberta highways carrying largest load ever
You might notice traffic a little slow moving for the next few days along Alberta's highways.
That's because last night a number of trucks began carrying the heaviest load to ever hit provincial highways and it's a journey that's expected to last a few days.
They're carrying petrochemical equipment, called a splitter which weighs over 800 tonnes and is nearly 100 metres long.
The move according to the provinces Transport Minister Brian Mason will take four days to complete from Edmonton all the way to the Industrial Heartland just outside of Fort Saskatchewan.
Most of the materials used to make the splitter were sourced straight from the province.
The heavy loads could cause a number of lanes on major highways to be blocked off periodically while this is going on.
The route provided by the Alberta government is as follows
- east on 51 Avenue to Roper Road
- south on 75 Street
- east on Whitemud Drive to Anthony Henday Drive
- south on Anthony Henday Drive to Highway 14
- east on Highway 14 to a staging area on the east side of Highway 21 and south side of Highway 14
- 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
- west on Highway 15 to Lamont
- west on Highway 15 to Range Road 220
- north on Range Road 220 to the petrochemical complex (JSL/THE ONE NEWS)