Giant Vessel Traveling To Fort McMurray From Edmonton

A 96-metre-long vessel is traveling to Fort McMurray in a week-long trip from Edmonton.

Starting on Sunday, an evaporator – which is used to treat water for oilsands steam generators – will start its trip up north.

The vessel is as tall as a telephone pole and as long as a football field.

The load will use the entire width of the highway, driving under the speed limit. At times, it will travel against the flow of traffic with help from guide trucks.

This is the exact route it will take:

  • Exit Dacro yard west of 93 Street to 51 Avenue
  • East on 51 Avenue to Roper Road, to 75 Street
  • South on 75 Street to 51 Avenue
  • East on 51 Avenue to 50 Street at Whitemud Drive (westbound ramp)
  • Whitemud Drive eastbound to Anthony Henday southbound
  • Highway 14 east to Highway 36; north to Highway 28
  • Highway 28 west to Highway 63
  • Highway 63 north to Highway 55; east to Highway 63
  • Highway 63 to MRM Access Road to Canterra Road, eastbound

The first day will see the vessel travel to Highway 14, before taking a day-off, while the remaining four days will be used to get up to its destination.

The vessel will be in Fort McMurray on February 1 from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m, stoping at the Voyager Overpass.

It will head to site at 8 p.m., arriving at 4 a.m. the following day.

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