New 'superload' journey flagged for Victoria


The 640-tonne load will move from Melbourne Port to Gippsland

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Victorian authority VicRoads advises of potential delays caused by a new superload travelling from the Port of Melbourne to Loy Yang in Gippsland in early June.

The haul weighs 640 tonnes, is 100 metres long and will move at a maximum 25km/h.

At almost six metres wide it takes up the entire width of the road and cannot be overtaken. 

The likeliest delays at this stage are:

  • between Port Melbourne and Dandenong South after 9pm on Monday June 1
  • between Dandenong South and the Yarragon Weighbridge Station after 10pm on Tuesday June 2
  • between the Yarragon Weighbridge Station and Loy Yang in Traralgon after 10pm Wednesday June 3. 

The journey from Dandenong South to Loy Yang B along the Princes Highway will cause the most disruption on the night of Tuesday June 2, VicRoads flags.


This haul is just short of last year's 663-tonne effort


"The load will take up to 9 hours travel this route and there will be limited opportunities for passing. Expect long travel times due to detours."

"Please keep clear during transit and when the superload is parked as safety is our number one priority.

"We will have traffic management officers and load escorts travelling with the superload for the entire journey, making sure your roads are safe during and after the move.

"They’ll be helping to manoeuvre the vehicle safely around corners, temporarily removing signage and lights, placing steel supports over existing drainage and then putting everything back in place once the superload has passed through."

A full rundown of its near-200km route is available here.

 

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