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County Durham freight map

The freight map shows the designated road network that the drivers of heavy goods vehicles are expected to use to access destinations within the County.

The purpose of the map is to ensure as far as possible that these vehicles travel on roads that are appropriate, thereby reducing environmental impact on less suitable routes.

Grid references and postcodes are shown on the main map for key destinations. The postcodes are provided to assist drivers using satellite navigation systems (it should be noted that if a satellite navigation system is used, it is advised to check the route against the map prior to setting off to ensure you are not being directed along any unsuitable roads).

Although the freight destinations are not exhaustive, the map includes most industrial estates, business parks and retail parks where multiple occupiers are located.

Bridge height and weight restrictions are shown for the mapped network and access roads around key destinations (it should be noted that there are height and weight restrictions on other parts of the road network that are not shown on the map).

The map also shows the location of service areas and lay-bys that are suitable for use by heavy goods vehicles, each having space for at least five freight vehicles.

For the 12 main towns in the County, in the interests of clarity, we have produced more detailed route maps:


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

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  • Regeneration and Local Services
  • Sustainable Transport
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  • Durham
  • County Durham
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