Top End motorists are being warned to expect traffic delays on the Stuart and Kakadu Highways this weekend as large pieces of equipment are moved to the Ranger uranium mine.
The mine operator, Energy Resources of Australia, says a convoy of vehicles carrying parts of the mine's new $220 million brine concentrator will take two days to travel from Darwin's East Arm Port to Jabiru, which is located within the boundaries of Kakadu National Park.
The vehicles carrying the equipment are expected to travel the 260 kilometre journey at about 30 kilometres an hour, taking two days to get to Jabiru.
ERA chief executive Rob Atkinson says the company has done everything it can to avoid disrupting traffic.
"I would just ask that the road users at the weekend, if they do come across the heavy loads, just to have patience and please observe the police directions," he said.
"The convoy will pull over on a regular basis.
"(The load) is just about six metres wide, six metres high, 26 metres long and 110 tonnes." The traffic disruptions are expected to continue over the next three weekends.