Abnormal loads

An abnormal load is a lorry carrying an extra long or wide load.

If you are planning to transport an abnormal load through Nottinghamshire, please email: abnormalloads.en@nottscc.gov and let us know the intended route.

We will then:

  • check the height of any bridges and other known pinch-points along the route
  • advise on the best routes for the load
  • recommend how to minimise delays for other vehicles.

Loads in excess of 150 tonnes can still be moved by Special Orders, made separately for each load. Agreement on the route is again required between us and the carrier.

Movements up to 300 tonnes regularly pass through the county carrying items such as transformers for power stations and large castings for industry.

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