National Grid has revealed the course a 270-tonne transformer will take en route to its new Penwortham home, where it will service local cables.
The equipment will be delivered in two stages, the first on Sunday March 6th and the second on Sunday March 20th from the Holme Road docks to Liverpool Road and Howick Cross Lane where parking and car access will be temporarily prohibited.
Each transformer will be carried on a 16-axle, 60m-long vehicle that will travel under police escort at speeds of less than 12mph.
Project engineer Barry Jordan said: "This is a huge piece of equipment to move and the route has needed very careful planning. We have tried to minimise disruption by moving the transformer on Sunday morning."
Meanwhile, cables in New Cross were hooked up to a new transformer last Sunday (February 20th) after National Grid organised for the machine to be taken from Essex down the M25 to its new London home.
Posted by Nick Hester