Superload on the move from Glen Waverley to Wodonga

23 January 2024

A 477 tonne superload carrying a large power transformer will be travelling from Wilson Transformer Company at 10pm Saturday 27 January and arrive at a park up location in Wodonga (VIC/NSW border) early morning Tuesday 30 January.

The superload will be travelling during the night to minimise disruptions.

Night one

Travel starts 10pm on 27th January 2024 from the Wilson Transformer Company, Glen Waverly to park up location in Beveridge.

Night two

Travel starts 10pm on 28th January 2024 from park up location in Beveridge to a park up location in Wangaratta.

Night three

Travel starts 10pm on 29th January 2024 from park up location in Wangaratta to park up location in Wodonga. The superload will continue its journey through NSW to its final destination at the former Munmorah coal-fired power station in NSW.

The superload is approximately 125 metres long, around 5.8 metres wide and weighs around 477.1 tonnes. A standard truck width is 2.6metres and a traffic lane is 3.3-3.5 metres. 

Image of map showing the route taken by the superload vehicle between Glen Waverley and Wodonga

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Roads impacted by the Superload include:

  • Springvale Road
  • Doncaster Road
  • Williamsons Road
  • Manningham Road
  • Fitzsimons Lane
  • Main Road
  • Lower Plenty Road
  • Melbourne Road (Wodonga) and
  • Melrose Drive (Wodonga)
  • There will be a road closure of the Hume Highway southbound from the Murray Valley Highway (High Street) to Melrose Drive to accommodate the superload travelling on the wrong side of the road. Southbound traffic will be stopped to let the load pass with expected delays of 5-10 minutes. 

The superload will travel at speeds of up to 40 km/h. There will be times when travelling over bridges or around corners when it will need to slow to around five km/hr. While there will be opportunities to pass the superload under supervision, there will be delays. Please, plan your journey in advance.  

We will have traffic management officers and load escorts travelling with the superload for the entire journey, making sure your roads are safe during and after the move. They’ll be helping to manoeuvre the vehicle safely around corners, temporarily removing signage and lights and placing steel supports over existing drainage and then putting everything back in place once the superload has passed through.

For your safety, please keep a clear distance and plan your journey to avoid the superload. There are no designated viewing opportunities available. Plan your journey in advance, check real time travel advice at the VicTraffic website and allow plenty of time to get to your destination. 

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