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Weight Limit Restrictions

Information about weight restriction orders for drivers and residents.
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Graphic illustrating 7.5 tonnes weight limit restriction.

Weight limits can be applied to individual routes or to zones that have been identified as unsuitable for use by heavy goods vehicles. This normally applies to HGVs over 7.5 tonnes maximum gross weight. They are useful for preventing heavy goods vehicles from using minor roads as inappropriate shortcuts between main routes.

Reasons for introducing a restriction of this nature

  • To prevent damage to the highway infrastructure (carriageway, footways, street furniture) and buildings
  • Protect the character and environment of the area and residential estates
  • Manage congestion on our roads
  • Reduce risks to vulnerable road users, including pedestrians and cyclists.

Exemptions

  • Vehicles working on or near the roads in question
  • Emergency service and military vehicles
  • Buses, coaches and other public service vehicles.

Where are the weight limit restrictions in place?

Avignon Road

As of 28 March 2022, Avignon Road introduced a weight restriction for vehicles weighing 7.5 tonnes and above. Penalty Charge Notices (PCN) will be enforced from 11 April 2022. 

This photo shows the approach to the weight restriction on Avignon Road. All vehicles except heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) over 7.5 tonnes may drive through in both directions.

Photo showing weight limit restriction as drivers approach Avignon Road.

This photo shows the approach to the weight restriction on Avignon Road bridge.

This photo shows the approach to the weight restriction on Avignon Road bridge.

This photo shows the weight restriction signage on Avignon Road junction with Drakefell Road.

image of a weight restriction sign on drakefell road

Florence Road

As of 28 March 2022, Florence Road introduced a weight restriction for vehicles weighing 7.5 tonnes and above. Penalty Charge Notices (PCN) will be enforced from 11 April 2022.

This photo shows the approach to the weight restriction on Florence Road. All vehicles except heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) over 7.5 tonnes may drive through in both directions.

image of traffic signs on florence road

This photo shows the signage when approaching the weight restriction on Florence Road.

This photo shows the signage when approaching the weight restriction on Florence Road. 

This photo shows additional signage to indicate the weight restriction on Florence Road.

image of a weight restriction sign on florence road

This photo shows the signage indicating the approach to the weight restriction at Florence Road junction with New Cross Road.

This photo shows the signage indicating the approach to the weight restriction at Florence Road junction with New Cross Road. 

This photo shows additional signage to indicate the approach to the weight restriction at Florence Road junction with New Cross Road.

This photo shows additional signage to indicate the approach to the weight restriction at Florence Road junction with New Cross Road. 

This photo shows the approach to the weight restriction on Alpha Road junction with New Cross Road approaching Florence Road. All vehicles except heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) over 7.5 tonnes may drive through in both directions.

Photo showing weight limit restriction on Alpha Road junction with New Cross Road.

This photo shows the signage when approaching the weight restriction on Alpha Road junction with New Cross Road approaching Florence Road.

This photo shows the signage when approaching the weight restriction on Alpha Road junction with New Cross Road approaching Florence Road.