Tuesday, 1 September 2015

PRESS RELEASE - Armitage Bridge gets new HGV weight limit

A village plagued by lorries blocking it and damaging walls has finally had a weight limit established on it.  Armitage Road in Armitage Bridge has been the scene of a number of traffic jams caused over the years by Heavy Goods Vehicles getting stuck on the narrow road. There have also been a number of collisions with garden walls being demolished.

Newsome Green Party Councillor Andrew Cooper said, 

“Armitage Bridge residents have rightly been persistent in calling for a weight limit on the road and local Councillors have been more than happy to back them. The case has been compelling with regular reports of difficulties and inconvenience as a result of large vehicles going through the village, often directed by satnavs. The signs will hopefully reduce the incidences of vehicles using the route and warn them of the possible dangers. I would also like to thanks Kirklees Council officers who recognised the strong argument for restrictions given by residents.”

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