Heavy Vehicle & Bridge Information
If you wish to use a vehicle that exceeds the legal weight limits as stated in the Heavy Motor Vehicle Regulations 1974, you may need to apply for an overweight permit for travelling on roads within the Hurunui District.
For State Highway roads you need to contact the local New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) office to obtain a permit.
In May 2010 the Government introduced an amended Vehicle Dimension and Mass (VDM) Rule to allow a new class of vehicle called high productivity motor vehicles (HPMVs). These HPMVs can only operate under permit and on specified routes.
Previously the maximum mass limit for a vehicle combination carrying a divisible load without a permit was 44 tonnes. HPMVs will be able to go over that limit and some will be able to be longer than current trucks.
Low Overhead Clearance locations on Hurunui roads
Hurunui district local road Overweight Permit applications
If you require an Overweight Permit to travel on the local Hurunui district roads fill in this application form and email it to email@example.com. We'll get it processed as quickly as we can for you.
For more information pertaining to Overweight Permits please refer to the NZTA website
BRIDGE OR HPMV ROUTE STATUS CHANGES:
HPMV Routes that have previously been approved involving these bridges are now subject to a temporary and immediate suspension until further notice.
Name of Road
LESLIE HILLS RD
RIVER RD 1
50MAX Vehicles are able to continue to use the Leslie Hills and River Road, Waiau routes.
50MAX vehicles should travel at crawl speed across these two structures (A24 - EMU PLAINS on Leslie Hills Road and A32 - RIVER RD 1 on River Road).
For more information
Give us a call on 03 314 8816, drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org