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Glasgow City Council

Abnormal Loads

Contact Roads

  • Phone 0141 287 9452

What is it?

A system is in operation for heavy loads coming into the City. The Council checks that proposals to move abnormal loads through the city are safe.

To date loads up to 400 tonnes in weight and up to 70 metres long, almost the length of a football pitch, have been accommodated.

Some examples of the range of loads you may see passing through the city include:

  • Power station transformers
  • A submarine
  • Various trains

How many abnormal loads are there?

On average there are 50 notifications of abnormal loads per day.

Who do I contact if I want to arrange an abnormal load?

You can contact us by email, phone 0141 287 9452 or at the address below.

Glasgow City Council
Exchange House
231 George Street
G1 1RX


Contact Roads

  • Phone 0141 287 9452
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