Transporting abnormal loads

Information for hauliers

Heavy goods traffic and abnormal load movements are important to both the local and national economy. Hampshire provides direct access to major south coast ports and transit to many other destinations.

Transporting loads
Hampshire's roads

Hampshire has a well developed motorway and trunk road network, which is the responsibility of Highways England. It is necessary to use local roads to gain access to many parts of the County. Hampshire has many river and railway bridges. Some of these are very old and not built for 21st century traffic.

It is important that you follow the notification requirements of the STGO regulations and any re-routing advice.

Notify us

We accept notifications in any form by fax or email, as long as you include all the information required by STGO regulations.

Hampshire County Council
Economy Transport & Environment, Abnormal Loads
2nd Floor EII Court West
The Castle, Winchester
SO23 8UD
Email abnormal.loads@hants.gov.uk
Phone 01962 832240
Fax 01962 854045

You can also submit notifications using ESDAL and Abhaulier.

Short notice

We can assist with short notice situations if you phone us before the movement occurs. We operate during normal office hours so you need to contact us before 4 pm to enable us to check a proposed route.

This doesn’t mean we guarantee a movement the next day. Our structures team may need to check the capacity of structures and this can take time.

Southampton and Portsmouth roads

Southampton City Council and Portsmouth City Council operate their own abnormal loads offices.

Hampshire County Council deals with abnormal loads for all other areas of Hampshire.