HGV monitoring on local roads

Dodington Parish Council have recently received this update from Cllr Claire Young regarding HGV monitoring.

Monitoring will be carried out in September as part of the investigation into a possible 7.5T environmental weight limit on the roads leading from the B4465 to Dodington Road.

The number and type of vehicles using the roads will be logged at a number of locations using wires across the roads. The monitoring counters also measure vehicle speeds for census purposes only and not enforcement. It will be done in September, after the peak holiday period, because this will give a better idea of how the roads are used typically. The data will help highways officials at South Gloucestershire Council make a decision about introducing a weight limit.

If a weight limit was introduced, heavy goods vehicles that need to access properties within the limit would still be able to use the roads.