Superload on move from Geelong to Western Victoria
A MONSTER 600-tonne superload will be on the move from the Port of Geelong to Mortlake in Western Victoria from late this Sunday, October 6.
The 146km haul west with the massive power generator will be over four days with the expert crew from Lampson mainly travelling during the night to minimise disruptions.
"This is a complex operation due to the size and weight of the superload so there are no designated viewing opportunities available for safety reasons,” said VicRoads in a route warning notice.
"Please keep clear during transit and when parked as safety is our number one priority.
"The transport vehicle is just over 600 tonnes and over 100 metres long which means it must travel at a very slow speed of only 25km/h. At over five metres wide it takes up the entire width of the road, so can't be overtaken.”
VicRoads said it will have a crew on site for the whole operation making sure the roads stay safe during and after the move. They'll be assisting to get 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.
The route of the superload is subject to change but is planned to travel along the following major arterial roads: St Georges Road, Cox Road, Anakie Road, Geelong Ring Road , Colac-Ballarat Rd, Grassy Vale Rd, Larpent Rd, Princes Hwy, Camperdown Cobden Rd, Bowen St, Princes Hwy, Terang Mortlake Rd, Boundary Rd and Hamilton Hwy.
For further information such as timings, refer to the map below. Updates will be available on VicTraffic.
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