Skip to main content

We are responsible for introducing weight limits on bridges where necessary. Weight restrictions are put in place for structural or for environmental reasons. It is legal control on vehicle weight or width on certain roads and routes

The restriction prevents large vehicles from using inappropriate roads, routes and areas in order to:

  • Reduce danger to pedestrians and other road users
  • Prevent damage to buildings, roads and bridges
  • Preserve the character, amenity and environment of an area
  • Reduce and manage congestion on the roads

Weight limit Traffic Regulation Order (TRO)

Weight limits are a type of Traffic Regulation Order (TRO). These are measures to control traffic movements and the parking on streets. Regulatory signs are displayed on site to show the TRO and to assist the police in carrying out its enforcement.

Why they are needed

  • To control or direct traffic.

  • To reduce and manage congestion.

  • To reduce danger to all road users.

  • To prevent damage to roads and bridges.

  • To preserve the character or amenity of an area.

How are TROs created?

The order making process requires a decision by the Planning and Transportation Regulatory Panel. At this time the order is advertised and people are given 21 days to object to its installation. At the end of this period a report is taken back to the Panel which details the objections and they determine whether or not to introduce it.

If they decide that the order should be introduced the required works are implemented and then the order is “sealed”. Seven days later it can be enforced.

We can also implement TROs on private roads with the permission of the landowner.

Where can I see TROS in the borough of Dudley?

Traffic Regulation Orders can be viewed through our interactive map. Here you can see:

  • Off-street car parks we operate.
  • On-street parking including stopping and waiting restrictions.

We also have a Traffic Consultation page. Here you can find out about consultations taking place in Dudley Borough. You can see what the current status of a consultation is and can get involved.

Contact us

Traffic and Road Safety
4 Ednam Road