THE COUNTY OF CUMBRIA (U2077 BLENNERHASSET BRIDGE, BLENNERHASSET) (TEMPORARY 18 TONNES MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHT RESTRICTION) ORDER 2021Notice ID: BRA1999859
THE COUNTY OF CUMBRIA (U2077 BLENNERHASSET BRIDGE, BLENNERHASSET) (TEMPORARY 18 TONNES MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHT RESTRICTION) ORDER 2021
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that because of the continued likelihood of danger to the public as a result of Blennerhasset Bridge being Identified as having a low weight capacity and the bridge deck being unable to safely support vehicles exceeding 18 tonnes maximum gross weight, the County Council of Cumbria has made an Order the effect of which is to prohibit any vehicle which exceeds 18 tonnes maximum gross weight from proceeding along that section of the U2077 Blennerhasset, for a distance of approx. 10m either side of the centre line of Blennerhasset Bridge.
A suitable alternative route for vehicles exceeding 18 tonnes maximum gross weight will be signed and available via the unrestricted sections of the U2077, B5299 (Mealsgate), A595 and J208I (Watch Hill).
N.B. This follows emergency notices dated 12 January 2021 and 02 February 2021 and the restriction detailed above may be introduced as a permanent restriction at a later date. Nothing in the Order to which this notice relates shall:
1. Apply to emergency service vehicles, or vehicles being used by statutory undertakers in the performance of their duties; and
2. Apply to anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform; and
3. Apply to any farm vehicles requiring access/egress to and from land or premises which can only be reached by using the restricted length of road.
Any queries to the Highways Hotline 0300 303 2992 or email
, quoting the reference AL21 -52. The Order will come into operation on 23 February 2021 and may continue in force for a maximum duration of eighteen months as and when the relevant traffic signs are displayed. Chief Legal Officer, Cumbria County Council, Cumbria House, 117 Botchergate, Carlisle CAI IRD Dated: 19 February 2021