Leeds City Council are responsible for the movement of abnormal loads on behalf of the Council within Calderdale.
The Abnormal Loads Officer can be contacted on: 0113 378 7030.
Government regulations set out what types of vehicle (categorised by width, length, height and weight) may use public highways. Some roads which pass over or under bridges may not be suitable for all vehicles.
The haulier responsible for moving the abnormal load is responsible for any problem that might be caused as a result of the abnormal load movement. Hauliers must notify Leeds City Council, in advance, of any abnormal load movement and indemnify the council against any problem that might occur as a result or damage which might be caused to the highway infrastructure. We require notification of the 'from' and 'to' addresses, the length, height and width, the axle weights and axle spacing, the route and the nature of the load. These details are entered into the 'abnormal loads database'.
The haulier must survey the route in advance of notification to ensure it is suitable in respect of width and height clearances, long term roadworks etc. We check the route for any conflicts with road and bridge restrictions. The haulier can then be informed if a conflict exists. The haulage company must also notify other bridge owners.