Load limits are applied to roads and bridges in order to protect the road pavement and bridge structure.
For example: a truck with dual tyres loaded to 8.2 tonnes will cause 2250 times more damage to the road pavement than a car. A small increase in the load to 10 tonnes will cause 4500 times more damage to the road pavement or bridge structure than a car.
Load limits are applied on the following roads and bridges in the Port Macquarie-Hastings Local Government Area:
- Clifton Drive Port Macquarie - 5 tonne
- Roswells Rd railway bridge Pembrooke - 7 tonne
- Redbank Rd railway bridge Wauchope - 9 tonne
- Pembrooke Village Rd railway bridge Pembrooke - 9 tonne
- Kindee Road bridge - 10 tonne
- Farrawells Rd railway bridge Telegraph Point - 11 tonne
- Old Butter Factory Rd railway bridge Telegraph Point - 11 tonne
- Herons Creek Road railway bridge Herons Creek - 16 tonne
- Weismantle Street railway bridge Wauchope - 20 tonne
- Guy Street railway bridge Wauchope - 20 tonne
- Stingray Creek bridge North Haven - 18 tonne (load limit will be removed once construction of the new bridge is complete)
Mid North Weight of Loads Group
The Mid North Weight of Loads Group works in co-operation with the New South Wales Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) to protect and prolong the life of our roads by reducing the incidence of overloaded vehicles. Mid North Weight of Loads Inspectors patrol State, Regional and Local Roads conducting random mass checks on heavy vehicles to ensure they comply with legislated mass limits.
In addition to issuing breaches for overloading, the group focuses on educating truck operators and businesses in making sure their loads are legal and not causing damage to roads. Truck weighing is offered on request and the group can be contacted for advice on proper loading.
Further information regarding fines, weighing procedures and weight limits can be found on the group’s website Mid North Coast of Loads Group.
This page was last updated on: 15 March 2017