Motorists warned to avoid Buckie to Keith route – twice

Giant transformer to be moved by road from Buckie Harbour.

ROAD USERS IN MORAY will likely face delays on a 13-mile stretch of roadway as excessive loads are transported on two separate days.

Those using the route between Buckie and the Blackhillock power substation near Keith could run into delays on Wednesday, June 14 and again on Sunday, June 18.

On both days a slow-moving heavy transport vehicle will be moving a 193-tonne transformer from Buckie to the electricity substation where it will be installed.  On both days the transportation will begin at 9.30am and is expected to take between one and a half and two hours to cover the route along the A98, B9016 Braes of Enzie and the A96.

The under-escort transporter will be moving at just 10mph and any vehicles behind it will not be permitted to overtake.

A spokesman for Moray Council said: “In view of the width and slow speed of the transporter, motorists may want to take an alternative route between the hours of 9.30am and 11.30am on the days in question.”

The transformers will arrive by cargo vessel at Buckie harbour on Sunday and will be lifted ashore by crane the following day.