Weight limit extended to keep HGVs off A420 during Bath bridge closure

Cleveland Bridge is closed to traffic

A temporary weight order introduced to stop vehicles over 7.5 tonnes from using the A420 while Cleveland Bridge in Bath is closed is being extended.

This week a South Gloucestershire Council spokesperson said: “We initially implemented a 21-day temporary weight limit on the A420 to enable us to meet the timescales for the Cleveland Bridge closure.

“We have now actioned another order which fully covers the remainder of the closure period.”

The historic bridge closed to traffic on 28th June for an anticipated three months to undergo a major £3.8m repair scheme. It is a crucial link in the road network between the A46 and the A36, usually carrying 17,000 vehicles every day, approximately 600 of them weighing over 18 tonnes. 

Traffic is being redirected to the M4 along the A4 Bath Road and A4174 Avon Ring Road. Signs deter vehicles over 7.5t from using the A420 as a diversion route except for accessing local businesses.

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