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477-tonne superload movement takes place this weekend

A 477-tonne superload measuring in at 125 metres long and 5.8 metres wide will travel through Victoria to New South Wales this weekend.

VicRoads revealed the freight task will take place during the night to minimise disruptions.

The superload will begin its journey from the Wilson Transformer Company in Glen Waverly on 27 January at 10pm to park up location in Beveridge.

The following night, it will travel from there to a park up location in Wangaratta.

On 29 January at 10pm, it will head towards a park up location in Wodonga.

The superload will then continue its journey through NSW to its final destination at the former Munmorah coal-fired power station.

Roads impacted by the Superload include:

Springvale Road
Doncaster Road
Williamsons Road
Manningham Road
Fitzsimons Lane
Main Road
Lower Plenty Road
Melbourne Road (Wodonga)
Melrose Drive (Wodonga)

There will also be a road closure of the Hume Highway southbound from the Murray Valley Highway (High Street) to Melrose Drive to accommodate the superload travelling on the wrong side of the road.

Southbound traffic will be stopped to let the load pass with expected delays of five to 10 minutes.

According to VicRoads, the superload will travel at speeds of up to 40km/h.

When travelling over bridges or around corners , the superload is expected to slow down to around 5km/h.

VicRoads claims that while there will be opportunities to pass the superload under supervision, there will be delays.

It is encouraging drivers to keep a clear distance and plan journeys in advance to avoid the superload.

“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,” VicRoads said.

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

In other news, MaxiTRANS has announced that it is well underway with its preparations for the next phase of its expansion plans.

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