Sunday, December 4, 2022

Hauliers warned of new weight limit in North Lincolnshire

Hauliers are being warned that a new weight limit is to be introduced in six North Lincolnshire communities to minimise the disruption caused by HGV traffic.

The 7.5 tonne limit, which will come into effect on 30 November, follows a consultation and detailed conversations with residents.

By diverting HGVs along more major routes, it is hoped the level of freight traffic passing through Ulceby, Thornton Curtis, Wooton, Burnham, Croxton and Kirmington will reduce.

Cllr Richard Hannigan, deputy leader, North Lincolnshire Council, welcomed the plans. He said: “We have been working closely with residents to find a practical solution to the traffic issues some people living in our rural communities have been experiencing.

“These efforts have included initiating a freight strategy review, talking to hauliers, changing speed limits, erecting speed indicator signs, prioritising re-surfacing work and more.

“I am hopeful this new weight limit, which restricts those HGVs that are not unloading goods from passing through these villages, will further reduce disruption and improve the lives of residents.”

The weight limit will be trialled for an initial 18-month period and monitored by the council.

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