Oversize load traveling through area this weekend

Heads up if you’re traveling from Edmonton to Fort Saskatchewan this weekend, an over size load could disrupt traffic.

A 682-tonne, 63 metre long piece of petrochemical development equipment, known as a de-ethanizer stripper is being moved from Edmonton to the Industrial Heartland over a four day period.

Jan. 19 starting at Dacro at 9 p.m. and ending at Hwy. 14 & 21 at 5 a.m.

Jan. 21 leaving Hwy 14 & 21 at 8:30 a.m. and ending in Lamont at 5 p.m.

Jan. 22. Leaving Lamont at 8:30 a.m. and ending at site by 1 p.m.

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

Things you should know

  • The load will be travel below the posted speed limit and may pull over from time to time; drivers travelling behind the load will face delays.
  • In some areas the load will travel against the flow of traffic, as it is escorted by guide vehicles for safety. Lanes will be blocked off accordingly.
  • Drivers should watch for the guide vehicles and flag people, who are there to control traffic and enhance safety.
  • Including all vehicles involved in the move, the load is 132 metres long by eight metres wide by 10 metres high. At its largest configuration, including all vehicles, the load  is 132 metres long by eight metres wide by 10 metres high.
  • This load will need to use the entire width of a two lane highway. This includes the shoulder.

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