Keep Your Eyes Open for Historic Super Load - Gateway Gazette

Keep Your Eyes Open for Historic Super Load

By Contributor

Jan 07

The heaviest load ever to travel on Alberta’s highway network may disrupt Edmonton-area traffic on local streets and provincial highways.

L to R: Shaun O’Hagan, Offsite Logistics Coordinator, Inter Pipeline; Paul Binassi, General Manager, Petrochemical Projects Inter Pipeline; Bill Schneider, Director, Construction, Inter Pipeline; Transportation Minister Brian Mason; Brian Purnell, Director, Business Development, Dacro Industries; Craig Middleton, Project Manager, Mammoet

The 820-tonne, 96-metre-long piece of petrochemical development equipment, called a splitter, is heavier than Caterpillar’s largest mining truck which is used in the oilsands and six times as large.

The splitter will travel from Edmonton to the Industrial Heartland over four daysJan. 6-9, along the following route:

  • Exit Dacro Industries yard, west of 93 Street 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
  • Whitemud Drive east to Anthony Henday Drive southbound
  • Southbound on Anthony Henday Drive to Highway 14
  • East on Highway 14 to staging area on the east side of Highway 21 and the 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
  • Continue west on Highway 15 to Range Road 220
  • Head north on Range Road 220 to site, north of Fort Saskatchewan

Travel begins Jan. 6, 2019, at 9 p.m.

Date
Depart
Origin
Arrive
Destination
Jan 6 9 p.m. Edmonton (Dacro) 5 a.m. Hwys 14 & 21
Jan 8 8:30 a.m. Hwys 14 & 21 4 p.m. Lamont
Jan 9 8:30 a.m. Lamont noon Site

Additional information

  • The load will be moving below the posted speed limit and may pull over periodically; drivers travelling behind the load will face delays.
  • Drivers are reminded to watch for accompanying guide vehicles and flag people, which will control traffic and enhance safety.
  • In some spots along the route, the load will be travelling against the flow of traffic, escorted by guide vehicles for safety. Lanes will be blocked off accordingly.
  • At its largest configuration, including all vehicles, the load is 179 metres long, 9.5 metres wide and 13 metres high (587 feet long x 31 feet wide x 42 feet high).
  • The load will use the entire width of a two-lane highway, including the shoulder

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