Weight limits

Weight restrictions can be imposed for structural or for environmental reasons.

It is a legal control on a specified vehicle weight or width, mainly on lorries, on certain roads and routes. The restriction prevents large vehicles from using inappropriate roads, routes and areas in order to:

  • reduce danger to pedestrians and other road users
  • prevent damage to buildings, roads and bridges
  • preserve the character, amenity and environment of an area
  • reduce and manage congestion on the roads
  • procedures for implementation
  • restrictions are subject to a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) and the associated procedures
  • regulatory signs are erected on site to give effect to the TRO and to assist the police in carrying out its enforcement     

To find out about weight restrictions currently enforced on the Borough's roads or for more information please contact us: 

  • email: traffic@doncaster.gov.uk
  • address: Doncaster Council, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU
  • tel: 01302 736000



Last updated: 13 June 2022 14:55:43