A wide load will be traveling through the area. 

The 103 metre-long and 5.73-metre-high load will leave the Scotford refinery and petrochemical area near Fort Saskatchewan on Saturday (Mar. 19) at 8 a.m. and travel for five days to its destination near Edson.

The load is an electrical generator which is almost as long as a CFL football field and as tall as a traffic light pole.

Route

The load will leave Scotford refinery area using the following route:

  • Hwy 15 eastbound; Scotford to Chipman
  • Hwy 834 southbound; Chipman to Tofield
  • Hwy 14 westbound; Tofield to Highway 21
  • Hwy 21 southbound; Hwy 14 to Hwy 625
  • Hwy 625 westbound to Nisku/ Queen Elizabeth II Hwy (QE2)
  • Hwy 19 westbound; QE2 to Highway 60, near Devon
  • Hwy 60 southbound to Hwy 39 , near Calmar
  • Hwy 39 westbound to Hwy 20 just west of Warburg
  • Hwy 20 southbound to Breton
  • Hwy 616 westbound to Hwy 22 south of Drayton Valley
  • Hwy 22 northbound through Drayton Valley; Hwy 621 westbound towards Cynthia
  • Hwy 753 northbound to Hwy 16 at Chip Lake; Hwy 16 westbound to Edson
  • Hwy 47 southbound to Cascade Power

Additional information

  • The load is about 6.3 m wide x 5.7 m high x 103 m long.
  • The load will move with pilot / guide vehicles, below posted speed limits, using the entire width of the highway, including the shoulder.
  • Drivers travelling behind the load will experience delays.
  • The load will occasionally travel against the flow of traffic; lanes will be blocked off accordingly.
  • Some areas require power line lifts.
  • Drivers should watch for guide vehicles and flag people.