The 728-tonne, 48-metre-long piece of petrochemical equipment, called a polypropylene reactor, will be moved from Edmonton to the Industrial Heartland over four days, Feb. 10-13.

At 12 metres tall and 10 metres wide, the reactor is roughly twice the height of an adult giraffe. It is used to convert propylene into a powdered substance used to fabricate diverse products such as medical equipment, athletic apparel and food storage containers.


  • 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 & 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
  • Range Road 220 north to site
Start Time
End Time

Feb 10

9 p.m.


5 a.m.

Hwy 14 & 21

Feb 12

8:30 a.m.

Hwy 14 & 21

5 p.m.


Feb 13

8:30 a.m.


1 p.m.


Additional information

  • At its largest configuration, including all vehicles, the load is approximately 1,384 tonnes and 118 metres long by 10 metres wide by 12 metres high (includes all vehicles in length and height).
  • The load will use the entire width of a two-lane highway, including the shoulder.
  • The load will be moving below the posted speed limit and may pull over periodically. Drivers travelling behind the load will experience delays.
  • In some places, the load will be travelling against the flow of traffic, escorted by guide vehicles for traffic control and safety. Lanes will be blocked off accordingly.
  • Drivers are reminded to watch for guide vehicles and flag people.

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