7.5 ton vehicle limits coming to several towns in North Lincolnshire

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As reported by Lincolnshire Today, lorry drivers hauling goods through Lincolnshire now have more HGV bans to contend with. 7.5-ton limits now apply to six rural communities across the Ferry ward.

7.5 ton vehicle limits coming to several towns in North Lincolnshire
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The reason for the move, according to the local paper, is to “minimise the disruption caused by HGV traffic”.

The decision to introduce the measure came after “consultation and detailed conversations with residents”.

It is said the changes will divert HGVs along more major routes, thereby cutting heavy goods traffic through Ulceby, Thornton Curtis, Wooton, Burnham, Croxton and Kirmington.

Cllr Richard Hannigan, deputy leader, North Lincolnshire Council, is quoted as saying:

“We have been working closely with residents to find a practical solution to the traffic issues some people living in our rural communities have been experiencing. These efforts have included initiating a freight strategy review, talking to hauliers, changing speed limits, erecting speed indicator signs, prioritising resurfacing work and more.”

Hannigan added:

“I am hopeful this new weight limit, which restricts those HGVs that are not unloading goods from passing through these villages, will further reduce disruption and improve the lives of residents.”

It is reported that the weight limit will be trialled for 18 months initially and be monitored by the council.

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