Exit Accessibility View

Abnormal loads

Who to inform

Hauliers wishing to move "abnormal loads" must inform in advance, the following authorities of the routes they intend to use:

Wiltshire Council liaises with the police and hauliers and check all the routes submitted for height, weight, width and axle load restrictions. They will also re-route the vehicles if necessary.

The Council makes sure the hauliers have the correct indemnity policies to cover any damage that maybe incurred whilst travelling through the County.

Hauliers are encouraged to submit the route through the ESDAL Portal managed by Highways England.


Wiltshire County Boundary

Three Highway Authorities operate within the geographical boundary of Wiltshire council:

  • Wiltshire council non trunk roads
  • Swindon Borough council non trunk roads within the Swindon Borough council boundary
  • Highways England trunk roads and motorways

In addition there are two bridge authorities:

Depending on the chosen route, one, some or all of these authorities may need notification.

Share this page

Latest tweets

4 DAYS AGO

RT @BoATCCEVs: Please note those manning the Masons Lane & Market St #roadclosure for @BOAcyclefest tomorrow are not @WiltshireRoads or @Ri

13 Jul 2018 14:51

4 DAYS AGO

RT @BoATCCEVs: Please note that @WiltshireRoads & @Ringway_Wilts will be putting up a road closure this Saturday 14th July from approx. 11:…

13 Jul 2018 14:51

4 DAYS AGO

@BarryMercerD3 @wiltsgazette Hi Barry, check out the FAQ's on the dedicated webpage - https://t.co/lj8EY73yr9 We ar… https://t.co/8T8HdDtDaI

13 Jul 2018 14:09

4 DAYS AGO

We will shortly be starting work on London road, Devizes to install new traffic signals. The signals will replace t… https://t.co/HhgllQh8yS

13 Jul 2018 11:37

Last updated: 2 January 2018 | Last reviewed: 2 January 2018