Freight in Wales
At Traffic Wales, we are seeking to improve the information we provide for use by the freight industry. If you have any comments on how we could improve our service, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Freight” in the subject box.
A55 Planned Tunnel Closures
Scheduled maintenance closures take place in each of the A55 tunnels on a quarterly basis, with six-monthly closures of Pen-y-Clip and Penmaenbach headland sections. Traffic management measures are utilised during closures in order to minimise the disruption to road users and width restrictions are often necessary.
Traffic Wales Map Pages - Freight-Relevant Information
Our home page and Travel Menu map pages highlight key locations on the Welsh Government motorway and trunk road network that may affect freight transport. Select the 'Freight-relevant information' tick-box to view:
|Height, width or weight restrictions|
|Locations susceptible to high winds|
|Lorry park facilities|
Please note that information is provided for the motorway and trunk road network only, without guarantee of completeness. Provision of this information does not supersede approved freight transport procedures.
The Electronic Service Delivery for Abnormal Loads process, ESDAL, is a UK-wide initiative to simplify the process of notifying abnormal load movements.
Legislation requires the movement of vehicles and loads that exceed standard dimensions to be notified in advance to the police, highway and bridge authorities. The ESDAL website allows hauliers to plot their routes, obtain full details of all the organisations they will need to notify before making the movement and deliver fully compliant notifications. EDSAL also allows police, road and bridge authorities to manage incoming notifications, appraise routes for suitability, manage their structures information and add constraints such as roadworks.
Further information on the ESDAL process and other useful documentation is available from the Highways Agency: http://www.highways.gov.uk/specialist-information/abnormal-loads/
Freight policies and current legislation
Licensing, testing and enforcement services aiming to improve roadworthiness standards of vehicles, ensuring the compliance of operators and drivers with road traffic legislation
Strategy setting out high-level aims and policies for freight transport and identifying a series of steps towards their delivery
Professional association representing the transport interests of companies moving goods by road, rail, sea and air
Professional association for road transport operators