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Heavy goods vehicles and freight traffic

Using the most appropriate route

The Dorset Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) and Freight Route Network maps provide information that will enable Hauliers to ensure that they use the most appropriate routes for their operations and minimise the impact of freight vehicles on other road users and on local residents.

  • the Dorset freight map shows the designated road freight network for Dorset. It is expected that drivers will use this network to access freight destinations within Dorset, wherever possible. There is a separate map for Bournemouth and Poole

  • bridge height and weight restrictions are shown for the identified freight network and for access roads around key destinations. It should be noted that there are many restrictions on other parts of the road network that are not represented

  • the list of freight origins and destinations is not exhaustive. It focuses on industrial estates, employment parks and retail parks where multiple users will be involved. We welcome feedback from users of this map regarding additional locations which should be shown in subsequent editions


Every care has been taken to prepare this map on the basis of the most accurate information available at the time. Dorset Council and BCP Council disclaim all responsibility and accept no liability for any accident, loss or damage as a result of persons using this publication.

More information

For traffic management issues concerning heavy goods and freight traffic, please see traffic calming and weight restrictions.

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