1. Abnormal load movements

The movement of large or heavy loads is known as 'abnormal loads'. Before a haulier can move an abnormal load they must notify and gain consent from the Police. In addition, if the gross weight or axle weights exceed those specified on the construction and use regulations they must indemnify the Highway Authority and all bridge owners along the proposed route (e.g. Network Rail).

An abnormal load can potentially go on any road provided the haulier complies with the law. Some roads are more suitable and more extensively used e.g. A-roads.

All enquiries regarding the movement of abnormal loads in the Royal Borough should be directed to [email protected]