Abnormal loads on the highway

Service information

Hauliers who need to move an abnormal load of over 40 tonnes gross weight must notify the Council of the routes that they intend to use and must obtain the Council's consent before the load is moved.

  • For vehicles over 80 tonnes gross weight, we require five working days notice.
  • For vehicles over 40 but less than 80 tonnes gross weight, we require two working days.

The proposed route will be checked against our records to ensure that the load can be accommodated. If it is not suitable, then an alternative route will be required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to survey the proposed route and ensure its suitability before submitting a notice.

Any request for an abnormal load movement check through a proposed route must include indemnity insurance to ensure that the cost of repairing any damage to the highway caused by transporting the abnormal load can be recovered.

Contact details

Mail Civil Engineering, CastleWay House, 17, Preston New Road, Blackburn. BB2 1AU
Phone Number(s) 01254 273838
Fax Number(s)  
E-mail civilengineering@blackburn.gov.uk
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