A third piece of equipment is about to make its way down our highways.
Starting on Sunday night (Feb.10), a 728-tonne, 48-metre-long piece of petrochemical equipment — called a polypropylene reactor — will be hauled from Edmonton to the Industrial Heartland.
The move will begin around 9 p.m. when the reactor will be transported from Cessco to a staging area at Highways 14 and 21, arriving around 5 a.m. on Monday (Feb.11).
From there, the oversized load will continue its journey at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday (Feb.12) and arrive in Lamont at 5 p.m.
Then, the final trek will take place on Wednesday (Feb.13), when it's expected to arrive on site around 1 p.m.
At 12 metres tall and 10 metres wide, the load will use the entire width of a two-lane highway, including the shoulder.
- Exit Cessco yard at 100 Street and 75 Avenue and travel east.
- South on 99 Street to 63 Avenue; east on 63 Avenue to 91 Street.
- South on 91 Street to 51 Avenue; east on 51 Avenue to Roper Road.
- East to 75 Street; south on 75 Street to 51 Avenue.
- East on 51 Avenue to 50 Street at Whitemud Drive westbound off ramp.
- Whitemud Drive east to Anthony Henday southbound.
- Highway 14 eastbound and stage at Highways 14 and 21.
- Highway 14 east to Range Road 190.
- North on Range Road 190 to Township Road 510.
- East on Township Road 510 to Highway 834.
- North on Highway 834 to Highway 15; Highway 15 west to Lamont.
- Continue west on Highway 15 to Range Road 220.
- North on Range Road 220 to site.
Once operational, the reactor will convert propylene into a powdered substance as part of Inter Pipeline's $3.5 billion Heartland Petrochemical Complex.