Traffic Wales | Freight in Wales

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 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.

Click here to view the latest planned maintenance closure information


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:


Freight_Height_width Height, width or weight restrictions
Freight_FerryServices Ferry services
Locations susceptible to high winds
Lorry park facilities
freight_level_crossings Level crossings









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.


Abnormal loads

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:


External links

UK Government - Regulation of Freight Transport

Freight policies and current legislation


Vehicle & Operator Services Agency (VOSA)

Licensing, testing and enforcement services aiming to improve roadworthiness standards of vehicles, ensuring the compliance of operators and drivers with road traffic legislation


Welsh Government Wales Freight Strategy

Strategy setting out high-level aims and policies for freight transport and identifying a series of steps towards their delivery


Freight Transport Association

Professional association representing the transport interests of companies moving goods by road, rail, sea and air


Road Haulage Association

Professional association for road transport operators