MEGA LOAD: 558 tonne convoy through Melbourne


Much like the ‘superload’ that made its way across Victoria in February, VicRoads has announced a colossal 108-metre long, seven-metre wide, five-metre tall, 558 tonne setup will haul its way through Melbourne this weekend!

 

While the specifics of the load and haulage company haven’t been disclosed, the load is rumoured to be a large stator destined for the Loy Yang B Power Station.

Kicking off the journey on 26th May, the load will be transported from Webb Dock in Port Melbourne at about 20km/h before finishing up at Loy Yang B in the Latrobe Valley on the 28th.

VicRoads says it’s placed a large crew of Transport Safety Services on site for the operation, aiming to minimise traffic delays.


WATCH: February's 'Superload'


A number of experts were involved in planning the route, due to the sheer weight of the load and the amount of space required for travel.

The first leg of the journey commences at 10pm from Port Melbourne to Officer on the night of 26th May, heading through Melbourne’s south east.

Then it’s onto the second leg at 10pm Sunday 27 May and 5am the next morning when the convoy will make its way from Officer and travel along the Princes Freeway to Yarragon.

On its final leg, the load will start its journey at 10pm on Monday 28 May from Yarragon and travel along the Princes Freeway, finally reaching the Loy Yang B Power Station.

Here is a map of the journey!

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