Abnormal load movement will close roads in Monmouthshire

Abnormal load movement will close roads in Monmouthshire

An Abnormal load movement will be taking place throughout January that will impact on roads in and around Monmouthshire.

These loads, the heaviest ever in Wales, with individual vehicles weights of up to 588 tonnes.

The trailer used to transport the load will measure, approximately, 6.7 metres wide, 78 metres long and will have 28 axles.

Allow extra time for your journey along the route from Newport Docks to Hirwaun on the A48,A449,A40,A465, A4060, A4102 and A470.

The trucks will be transporting electrical power station plant from Newport to a new power station site in Hirwaun overnight between 20:00-06:00 over three weekends in Janaury 2024.

Roads Closed in Monmouthshire

The work will be carried out over 3 weekends 20:00 – 06:00 under carriageway closures as outlined below.

13 January – 14 January:

  • A449 closed northbound between the M4 J24 Coldra and Raglan.
  • A40 closed westbound between Raglan and Abergavenny.

14 January – 15 January:

  • A465 closed eastbound between the Glanbaiden Roundabout and Ebbw Vale West.

20 January – 21 January:

  • A449 closed northbound between the M4 J24 Coldra and Raglan.
  • A40 closed westbound between Raglan and Abergavenny.

21 January – 22 January:

  • A465 closed eastbound between the Glanbaiden Roundabout and Ebbw Vale West.

27 January – 28 January:

  • A449 closed northbound between the M4 J24 Coldra and Raglan.
  • A40 closed westbound between Raglan and Abergavenny.

28 January – 29 January:

  • A465 closed eastbound between the Glanbaiden Roundabout and Ebbw Vale West.

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