87-metre-long lorry load transported from Dover through Folkestone to Sellindge could cause more misery on the A20

Contributed by editor on May 22, 2017 - 08:45 AM


After the traffic misery on the A20 last Saturday, 20 May, it is hoped the movement of a very large, house-sized, piece of electricity equipment being transported from Dover to Sellindge will run smoothly with minimal disruption.


The National Grid is alerting people in Dover and Shepway of possible delays.

The load will leave the Port of Dover at midnight on Sunday 28 May. It is expected to arrive at Sellindge substation at approximately 7.00am on Monday 29 May.

The transformer will exit the Port of Dover at Union Street and will travel along the A20 to the Alkham Valley Road junction (A260 – Canterbury Road). It will then continue along the A259 (Churchill Avenue) to access the M20 at junction 13.

It will exit the M20 at junction 9 and re-join it to travel back to junction 10. This is due to a weight restriction at this junction. The load will then leave the M20 at junction 10, travelling along the A20 and Church Lane before reaching Sellindge substation.

The A20 will be closed temporarily from Dover to the A260 exit. The road will be closed from 10pm on Sunday 28 May until 4am on Monday 29 May. A signed diversion route will be put in place.

The vehicle will travel at approximately 12 miles per hour and will have a police escort.

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