Abnormal Loads and Escorting Procedure
Unless previously instructed by the Police Abnormal Loads Officer, abnormal loads exceeding 3.5m / 11’6’’ wide should follow the below procedure.
As from Saturday 22nd May 2021 until further notice the carriageway section of the North Devon Link Road A361 between Portmore roundabout, Barnstaple and North Aller Roundabout, Nr South Molton will be managed using narrow lanes 3.5M wide for east and westbound traffic.
It is therefore important that abnormal loads follow the below procedure so that they can be escorted safely through the relevant sections of narrow lanes safely by our Traffic Management Contractor ‘Forest’ and Traffic Safety Control Officer (TSCO).
Abnormal Loads approaching Portmore Roundabout, Barnstaple from the west will see signage 800 yards prior to a layby instructing them to pull into the layby and contact the TSCO on Tel 07889 225393
Abnormal Loads approaching the North Aller Roundabout, Nr South Molton from the east will see signage immediately after the roundabout instructing them to pull in at the next layby 200 yards further on and contact the TSCO on Tel 07889 225393
The TSCO will arrange to meet the load and escort it through the narrow lane section at a time a diversionary route for oncoming traffic can be implemented outside of peak traffic hours.