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Abnormal Loads

Windfarm Movement  

Road and Bridge Authorities require notification and indemnity details for all abnormal load movements in their area. The normal size and weight limits of vehicles are contained in the Road Vehicle (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986, and it is unlawful to exceed these limits without giving appropriate notification to the relevant authorities.

Dimensions within "Construction & Use Regulations"

Laden dimensions not exceeding:

2.9m (9' 6") overall width,                                   No requirement for notice to Police
18.3m (60' 0") rigid Length or                              or for notice with indemnity to
44,000kgs (44t) gross weight                               Highway and Bridge Authorities

Secretary of State authorisation is not required for the movement of loads with laden dimensions shown above.

Dimensions requiring "Special Types General Order"

  Laden Dimensions in Excess of "Construction & Use Regulations" but
Not Exceeding:

  Roads & Bridges Authority Notice

 Police Notice

 Working Days Notice 

 6.1m (20' 0") overall width *

 No

Yes 

2 clear days notice to Police
 30.00m (98' 5") rigid length

 No

Yes 

2 clear days notice to Police
 80,000kgs (80t) gross weight

Yes

No

2 clear days notice with indemnity to Highway & Bridge Authority
 Over 80,000kgs (80t) but not exceeding 150,000kgs (150t) gross weight

Yes

Yes

5 clear days notice with indemnity to Highway & Bridge Authority and 2 clear days notice to police

 * Secretary of State "VR1" authorisation is required for the movement of loads with an overall width in excess of 5.0m (16' 5"), but not exceeding 6.1m (20' 0").

Dimensions requiring "Special Order"

 Laden Dimensions Exceeding:

 Roads & Bridges Authority Notice

 Police Notice

 Working Days Notice 

 6.1m (20' 0") overall width

 No

Yes

 5 clear days notice to police
 30.00m (98' 5") rigid length

 No

Yes

 5 clear days notice to police
 150,000kgs (150t) gross weight and/or 16,500kgs (16.5t) per axle

 Yes

Yes

 5 clear days notice with indemnity to Highway & Bridge Authority and 5 clear days notice to police

Secretary of State "Special Order" authorisation is required for the movement of loads with laden dimensions shown in table above.

NOTES:

1. At present there is no legislation governing the overall laden height of a vehicle, but in order that the maximum possible use is made of the network, it should not exceed 5.0m (16' 5").

2. "Clear days notice" excludes Saturdays, Sundays, Bank Holidays, Christmas Day and Good Friday.

For further guidance please refer to the Tranport Scotland Website.

Notifications

All notifications for West Lothian should be sent to:

FAO Roads Co-ordinator

West Lothian Council
Roads Maintenance

Guildiehaugh Depot

Blackburn Road

Bathgate

EH48 2EB

 

Telephone No: 01506 776503

e-mail: roadworks@westlothian.gov.uk (marked clearly Abnormal Load in the Subject Heading)

 

Updated 29/11/12