Posted: Sat 2nd Jul 2016

Aberaeron Car Park Closed Due To Work On Transporting Abnormal Load

This article is old - Published: Saturday, Jul 2nd, 2016

Aberaeron South Beach Car Park (via the Harbour) will be closed from 6am Monday 4 July until 8am on Wednesday 6 July 2016, and will also be closed again from 9pm on Saturday 16 July until 8am Monday 18 July 2016.
The closure is due to a crane being parked in the car park which will unload a 20 tonne piece of manufacturing equipment in Aberaeron Harbour during high tide on Tuesday 5 July 2016. The equipment will be kept on the harbour until it makes the six mile journey by road to its new home at the Volac dairy site in Felinfach on Sunday 17 July. There will be a trial run without the abnormal load during the morning of Thursday 14 July 2016. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The equipment has been manufactured in Germany and has taken two weeks to be transported by sea barge to Wales. It will make its way from Beach Parade via Wellington Street and on to the A487 then the A482 to the Volac Felinfach factory. The journey will take approximately 35 minutes to complete. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The equipment will allow Volac to install a state of the art drier which will enable the site at Felinfach to continue to produce high quality milk base products for the feed and food markets both in the UK and for export markets. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Ceredigion County Council is working with Volac and other stakeholders to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum. As Phil Jones, Highways Service Manager from the Council explains: “We have been working closely with stakeholders like Dyfed Powys Police to minimise traffic delays, as well as Welsh Government by reviewing the whole route to highlight any potential constraints or structural issues.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The device will be transported by a convoy of four police motorcyclists, one police vehicle, one BT Openreach, one Western Power vehicle and one civilian escort. Wherever possible the convoy has tried to avoid peak traffic periods and sensitive locations such as school start and finish times in Aberaeron. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Some residents along the route might experience electricity and phone issues for a short period during the transportation, this is due to the height of the abnormal load requiring some overhead lines to be taken down and then restored along the route. All of the residents along the route will be contacted prior to the day and will have been notified of any electricity or phone interruptions. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Dates may be subject to change, please keep an eye on Ceredigion County Council’s Facebook page /CeredigionCC or Twitter @CeredigionCC for any updates. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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