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Victory for Yate road weight limit campaigners

Campaigners in Yate who want to stop lorries driving through the town centre are celebrating after the council agreed to set a weight limit.

It has taken several years to get the go-ahead for a 7.5 tonne limit on lorries on the heavily congested Station Road in the town centre.

Heavy goods vehicles will now be diverted from the area on to Goose Green Way.

Drivers delivering goods to businesses along Station Road will be exempt.

South Gloucestershire Council are to begin enforcing the weight restriction order once the relevant signs are installed in a fortnight.

Councillor Sue Walker, who has championed the issue, said: "I'm very pleased. I'm hoping this restriction will ease the congestion by diverting lorries around the edge of town and also make things a bit safer.

"It's been too many years since we first tried to make this happen, but now the signs will make it clear there's a weight limit, it will make all the difference."

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