Thunder Bay, ON – Don Anderson Haulage Ltd. will be transporting a large industrial shipment from the Port of Thunder Bay to Timmins, Ontario during daylight hours commencing Monday October 31st until Thursday, November 3rd. Motorists traveling on Highway 11 should expect delays and temporary closures during daylight hours during this period. During the move, regular updates on the location and progress of the convoy will be available at www.millmove.ca or by calling a toll-free 24/7 telephone line at 1-888-526-5473.
The move involves the transportation of a large mill unit, consisting of three large 7.28 metres in diameter x 4 metres high cylindrical pieces, each weighing approximately 60 tonnes. The mill unit is being transported to Timmins by Don Anderson Haulage on behalf of Lake Shore Gold Corp., a rapidly growing Canadian gold mining company which is currently expanding its Timmins-based Bell Creek Mill.
The shipment was received at the Port of Thunder Bay by the Thunder Bay Port Authority. Chief Executive Officer of the Thunder Bay Port Authority, Tim Heney stated “ This move helps demonstrate the capability of the St Lawrence Seaway and the Port of Thunder Bay to safely handle large dimensional cargo. We routinely handle similar projects destined for Western Canada and we are pleased to be of service to the mining industry in Northern Ontario.”
The superloads will occupy both lanes of Highway 11. The convoy is expected to create highway delays with westbound traffic having to stop to allow the convoy to pass safely. Eastbound traffic will be required to follow the convoy at reduced speeds. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will escort the convoy and provide direction to motorists.
President of Don Anderson Haulage, Michael Anderson; “Our team specializes in the movement of over dimensional and overweight shipments. Like every Don Anderson Haulage move, safety is our number one priority during the move. Motorists traveling behind or past the convoy should drive with extreme caution and watch for roadside instruction. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the move and thank motorists in advance for their patience.”
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