The County Council aims to balance the needs of local communities and the requirements of lorry operators and has developed a Heavy Goods Vehicle Policy. For the recommended routes and restrictions for freight companies please see the Advisory freight map.

Heavy Goods Vehicle Policy

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Advisory Freight map

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The centre of Cambridge is restricted by rising bollards. For recommended access points for Cambridge city centre please refer to the Cambridge City Centre map.

Cambridge City Centre access points

Map

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You can download the freight map (with height, weight and width restrictions) for Sat Nav devices:

Garmin files instructions

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Full Garmin package

Compressed folder with all files and installation instructions

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Tom Tom files instructions

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Full TomTom package

Compressed folder with all files and installation instructions

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List of the county's public weighbridges

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Heavy goods vehicle parking

There is insufficient parking capacity in Cambridgeshire to accommodate the amount of heavy goods vehicles passing through the county. Lorries parking in laybys and other county roads can cause a disturbance to local residents.

Heavy goods vehicle drivers can find suitable locations for overnight parking by using the interactive truck stop search application.

A record will be kept of all incidents reported and this could be used to inform the Traffic Commissioner and the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency of any repeat offenders.

HGV Covenant

A Covenant between local communities and Commercial Vehicle Operators in Cambridgeshire to reduce noise, pollution and increase safety is being supported by Cambridgeshire County Council.

Originally created by 'Community Roadwatch' in December 2015 and adapted for local use by the County Council in February 2016, the document has been developed for the benefit of local parishes and community groups who were concerned by the impact lorries and other large vehicles were having on their villages.

HGV Covenant

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Local parishes and community groups are free to use the document as a template and tailor it to meet their specific requirements in discussion with local Hauliers. The Covenant, which Hauliers are invited to sign, sets out an agreement covering what communities will expect from haulage companies and their drivers and what they will do in return.

List of Companies signed up to the HGV Covenant:

 
Amey
Balfour Beatty
Cornwell & Son
Masters Logistical
Mick George Ltd
Skanska

John Henry Group

Cardinalis Concrete

Geoff Hobbs Haulage Ltd

Turners Soham Ltd

Transporting animal feed

If you are a haulier that transports animal feed you will need to be registered. For more information go to Agriculture, animal health and welfare.

If you are concerned about HGV traffic email [email protected].

Bridge Headrooms below min. height of 16' 6" 5.03m

Bridge DetailsBridge OwnerSigned Height

Alconbury Brook Viaduct over High St, Alconbury

CambsCC (B1043)

12'9"

Elizabeth Way over Riverside/Wallnutree Avenue, Cambridge

CambsCC (U)

10'

Carter cycle bridge over Cambridge station car park, Cambridge

CambsCC (F)

11'6" (3.5m)

Railway Bridge over Coldhams Lane, Cambridge

Network Rail

13'9'', (4.20m)

Ely Station Level Crossing over A142 Station Road, Ely

Network Rail

9'0'', (2.70m)

Disused railway bridge over Brampton Road, Grafham

Highways England Historical Railway Estate

4.25m

Hinchingbrooke U/P over Hinchingbrooke Park Road, Huntingdon

CambsCC (U)

14'9''

Railway Bridge over B1411 Hundred Bank Road, Pymore

Network Rail

14'0'', (4.267m)

Railway Bridge over Straight Furlong, Pymore

Network Rail

9'0"

Littleport Station U/P, Littleport

Network Rail

8'3'', (2.51m)

Railway Bridge over Queen Adelaide Way, Ely

Network Rail

11'6'', (3.505m)

Railway Bridge over Padnal Bank, Prickwillow

Network Rail

13'9'', (4.19m)

Railway Bridge over Branch Bank, Prickwillow

Network Rail

13'3'', (4.038m)

Railway Bridge over Cambridge Road, St Neots

Network Rail

14'9'', (4.50m)

Railway Bridge over Turf Drove, Whittlesey

Network Rail

11'3''

Railway Bridge over B1098 Sixteen Foot Bank, Stonea, Wimblington

Network Rail

7'0''

Railway Bridge over Great Drove, Yaxley

Network Rail

13'6''

Railway Viaduct over B1514 Brampton Road, Huntingdon

Highways England

14'6" (4.4m)

 

Bridge Structural Weight Limits

Bridge/Structure DetailsBridge/Structure OwnerStructural Weight Limit

North Brink Retaining Wall, North Brink, Wisbech

Environment Agency

3 tonnes gross vehicle weight (g.v.w).

Shepreth Mill Bridge, Fowlmere Road, Shepreth

Cambs CC

7.5 tonnes g.v.w.

Hildersham Bridge, High Street, Hildersham

Cambs CC

12 tonnes g.v.w.

Huntingdon Town Bridge, The Avenue, Godmanchester

Cambs CC

7.5 tonnes maximum gross vehicle weight except psv and emergency vehicles

Disused Railway Bridge, Gransden to Hatley Road

Highways England Historical Railway Estate

3 tonnes g.v.w.

Alconbury Bridge, Mill Road, Alconbury

Cambs CC

3 tonnes g.v.w.

Badlingham Manor Bridge, Badlingham Road, Chippenham

Cambs CC

3 tonnes g.v.w.

Norwood Road Railway Bridge, Norwood Road, March

Network Rail

3 tonnes g.v.w.

 

Width limits

LocationWidth limit
Hamerton Bridge 8'0''
Offord - Buckden Road 6'6''
Waresley - Great Gransden Road 6'6''
Cambridge Road , Impington 2 metres
The Green known as Cross Path, Eltisley 2 metres
Slip Road to Cemetery, London , Godmanchester 2 metres
Stapleford Byway, City of Cambridge Byway & Fulbourn Byway 2 metres
Royston Road , Melbourn 2 metres - with gate for frontage etc
Old B1042 Arrington close off length of redundant road

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