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from 8:00 to 22:00 at all holidays
from 18:00 to 22:00 on the eve of a holiday

Vehicles


heavy goods vehicles of over 12t maximum permissible weight (MPW)

Applies to roads


nationwide

Detailed information


Journal of Laws of 2007 No.147, item 1040

The text has been valid since 6th June 2012.


ORDINANCE OF THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT

regarding periodic restrictions and a traffic ban on certain types of vehicles on the road dated 31st July 2007.


Within the meaning of paragraph 10, section 11 of the act of 20th June 1997 –Law8 on the road traffic (Journal of Laws of 2005 No. 108, item 908, as amended) the following shall apply:


1. The ordinance determines periodic restrictions and traffic ban on vehicles and combined vehicles of over 12t MPW, buses included.

2. The imposition of the periodic traffic restrictions on vehicles referred to in § 1 by banning their traffic nationwide on the following dates:

1)from 8:00 to 22:00 on public holidays:


2) from 18:00 to 22:00 on the eve of the holiday referred to in point 1, letters b – j

3) in the period between the last Friday of June to the last Sunday before the beginning of the school year, with the proviso of point 1, letter h:

!!!ATTENTION!!! IN YEAR 2019 HOLIDAY BANS WILL APPLY FROM JUNE 21 !!!


3.1. Regulations in § 2 do not apply to:

1) vehicles belonging to the Police, Road Transport Inspectorate, Border Guard, Customs, Polish Armed Forces, Government Protection Bureau, technical emergency services, fire brigade units, chemical emergency service and radiological and contamination protection services

2) vehicles taking part in:

3) vehicles used:


4) slow-moving agriculture vehicles and tractors

5) vehicles returning from abroad in order to complete a road transport operation or travelling to the consignee who has his registered office in the Republic of Poland

6) vehicles which entered the territory of The Republic of Poland out of the dates or time of the restriction, up to 50 km from where they crossed the border, and vehicles in the border zone waiting to exit the Republic of Poland.

3.2 Article sec. 1 item 3 applies also to empty vehicles travelling to load cargo or on their return journey after unloading.

4. The Regulation of the Minister of Infrastructure dated 18th August 2003 on the periodic traffic restrictions and a ban on certain types of vehicles on the road (Journal of Laws No. 161, item 1565).

5. This Regulation shall enter into force on the date of promulgation.


Source: prawo.legeo


ANNEX

PERISHABLE GOODS NAD FOODSTUFFS


Local exemptions

The transit in the city of WARSAW by heavy goods vehicles of over 16t MPW (with the exception of traffic serving communities surrounding Warsaw) is forbidden. Transit traffic should divert via roads No. 50, 62 and 60.

Vehicles travelling with a C16 card on board are exempt from this restriction. Restrictions are signposted.

The ban is in effect daily from 7:00 to 10:00 am from 16:00 to 20:00.


POZNAŃ

On 1st January 2012 the Municipal Road Administration in Poznań introduced changes in the city centre zone restricted with the B-5 sign “entry ban on heavy goods vehicles of over 16t MPW”. From 7:00 to 9:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00 the entry of heavy goods vehicles of over 16t MPW is totally prohibited here.


Since January 2012, due to a poor technical condition of the flyover and the viaduct along Bolesława Krzywoustego Street, an entry ban on heavy goods vehicles of over 10t MPW has been introduced from the Rataje roundabout to the Bolesława Krzywoustego junction with Chartowo Street and Żegrze Street, as well as on Józefa Piłsudskiego Street and Inflanckiej Street.

Additionally, on Arcybiskupa Antoniego Baraniaka Street, Arcybiskupa Walentego Dymka Street, part of Szwajcarska Street, Chartowo Street as well as on one lane of Żegrze Street and part of Hetmańska Street (from Żegrze Street to the Starołęka roundabout) there is an entry ban on heavy goods vehicles of over 16t MPW.


The entry to Poznań, for all heavy goods vehicles (of over 10 and 16 tons) from the A2 motorway to the Krzesiny junction from the direction of Warsaw, Świecko, Berlin and the S11 expressway from the direction of Katowice alike, is possible via a toll-free stretch of the A2 motorway and via the Dębin junction and the Komorniki junction.


WROCŁAW


Since 7th March 2011 heavy goods vehicles of over 18t MPW cannot enter Wrocław either in the peak hours nor at night.

Since 1st January 2012 there have been new intervals allowing the entry of heavy goods vehicles of over 18t MPW (4:00-6:00; 9:00-11:00; 20:00-22:00)

Entry bans in the given hours are placed in:

In case of breaking the ban one is fined with 250 PLN and three penalty points. The ban signs have been placed in such a way that drivers could still turn back.


Transit, i.e. runs without specifying a destination in the city of Wrocław, should be done with the use of Wrocław Motorway Bypass.

In case of a destination located within the zone of 18 tonnes, the Department of Urban Engineering issues permits for non-compliance with traffic signs B-5 (entry ban on heavy goods vehicles of over 18t MPW)

located in: Bruckner Road, Średzka Street, Żmigrodzka Street, Karkonoska Road, Opolska Street.


PERMIT CONDITIONS FOR ENTRY TO WROCŁAW FOR HEAVY GOODS VEHICLES OF OVER 18T MPW:

Permits are issued solely for entities with a documented destination in Wrocław.

Permits are issued at the request of the holder of a heavy goods vehicle of over 18t MPW.

The license holder is entitled to a non-compliance with traffic signs B-5 (entry ban on heavy goods vehicles of over 18t MPW) installed on the entrances to Wrocław in: Bruckner Road, Średzka Street, Żmigrodzka Street, Karkonoska Road, Opolska Street and specified in the permit.

Permits are placed behind the windscreen in the lower left down corner. The accuracy of using the abovementioned permits is checked by relevant authorities in power to control the traffic.

Permits are issued:

The application for a permit is available on these websites: www.wroclaw.pl and www.zdium.wroc.pl.

The application for a permit shall be filled in the Registry of the Department of Urban Engineering (room 405, 2/4 Zapolska Street; 50-032 Wrocław), tel: 71 777 77 94.

Permits are issued on the basis of applications, in cases justified by a necessity of:

a continuous operation of:

ensuring a continuity of technological processes in the implementation of investments in Wrocław

ensuring the carriage of liquid fuels, goods and perishable materials and livestock to facilities located in Wrocław

ensuring ongoing delivery services, i.e. courier and postal services in Wrocław

providing accesses to a transport base (a place of garaging) in Wrocław

The decision on the issuance of a permit is made on the basis of documents submitted by the applicant, after having complied with the criteria set out in point 5

The issuance of a permit is free of charge.

The permit is valid for the period specified.

The permit shall expire at the end of the period indicated, and as soon as any changes to the data specified in the application are done.

The issuance of a new permit takes place after a prior return of the previous one.

In case of loss or damage that prevents further use of a permit, a new permit may be issued only after the applicant has submitted an appropriate statement of loss or damage of the previous permit.


Date and way of settling the matter:

The issuance of a permit or its refusal occurs within the time provided in art. 35 of the Act of 14th June 1960 – the Code of Administrative Procedure (consolidated text: Journal of Laws of 2000 No. 98, item 1071).


Applications to download:

An application for a permit for a non-compliance with B-5 signs (entry ban on heavy goods vehicles of over 18t MPW) located at the entrances to Wrocław from the direction of these roads: (*) Brucknera Road (road no. 8), Średzka Street (road no. 94), Żmigrodzka Street (road no. 5), Karkonoska Road (roads no. 5 and 8), Opolska Street (road no. 94) – a doc. file to download.


In order to facilitate the use of permits to a bearer the following principles apply:

Permits to a bearer.

The companies which were granted a permits to a bearer are required to submit a monthly report on their use. The report should be performed by the supplied pattern – download in. xls and send it electronically to the following address: wim@um.wroc.pl.

In justified cases it is allowed to e-mail a permit to a bearer marked with a unique number under the following conditions:


TORUŃ

Since 2nd January 2012 heavy goods vehicles of over 18t MPW have had a restricted entry to Toruń from 6:00 to 9:00 and from 13:00 to 19:00. The ban does not apply to drivers in the possession of permits issued by the Municipal Road Administration.


The new traffic regulations are in effect from 2nd January 2012 to July 2013 – till a new road bridge is open. The ban applies, among others, to 2, 3, 4-axis rigid trucks without trailers, tractors with 1, 2, 3-axis trailers and rigid trucks with trailers.


The ban signs are located: in Szosa Bydgoska, before Castorama shopping centre, in Szosa Chełmińska by Pawia Street, in Grudziądzka Street by Celnicza Street, in Olsztyńska Street by Ceramiczna Street, in Szosa Lubicka by Odległa Street, in Turystyczna Street by the bus terminus, in Łódzka Street by Andersa Street, in Andersa Street from Poznańska Street to Łódzka Street.

Ban signs are located in such places that drivers of heavy goods vehicles of over 18t MPW can still turn back without breaking the restrictions.


The intention of the ban is to reduce transit traffic through the center of Toruń, i.e. traffic of the vehicles for which Toruń is not the destination but only a city of transit. In concern for drivers transporting goods to Toruń, the Municipal Road Administration has prepared permits for a non-compliance with B-5 signs. A model of an application for such a permit is available on the website of the city and the Municipal Road Administration, and the maximum waiting time for delivery of the document is 14 days from the date of filing the application. Permits are issued free of charge.


PERMIT CONDITIONS AND USE:

1. Permits are issued on the basis of the application filed in the Municipal Road Administration, 159 Grudziądzka Street, Toruń, from Monday to Friday between 7:00 and 15:00.

2. A permit is issued for a particular vehicle identified by its make and registration number.

3. A permit may be issued without indicating data of the vehicle (“a permit to a bearer”) if:

4. The number of permits issued to a single applicant is decided on by Authority on the basis of a complete application and accompanying documents.

5. Authority, regardless of the application, may specify in the permit the validity period depending on the length of time during which there are reasons to justify the issuance of a long-term permit.

6. Authority shall issue a permit:

for a continued operation of:

- in order to assure:


GLIWICE

Since 10th April 2012 in accordance with the Directive of the President of Gliwice – Zygmunta Frankiewicza an hourly entry ban on heavy goods vehicles of over 12t MPW reaching the city has been introduced.

The ban is in effect as follows: 00:00 – 04:00; 06:00 – 10:00; 14:00 – 18:00.


A permit for entering the center of Gliwice is FREE and can be obtained after meeting the criteria set forth in the “Rules of entry into the city of Gliwice for heavy goods vehicles of over 12t MPW” and filing an application in the service office (room 05) in the Municipal Road Administration in Gliwice, 2b B. Śmiałego Street.

Permit conditions:

1. Entry ban on heavy goods vehicles of over 12t MPW is in effect during morning and afternoon peak hours, as well as at night (00:00 – 04:00, 06:00 – 10:00, 14:00 – 18:00).

2. Permits for non-compliance with traffic signs B-5 “entry ban on heavy goods vehicles of over 12t MPW” in the abovementioned hours and located in the city of Gliwice are issued solely to the entities whose destination is located in a restricted traffic zone for heavy goods vehicles of over 12t MPW.

3. Permits are issued on the basis of the application in accordance with annex No. 2 according to the following criteria:

in order to ensure continuity of technological processes, e.g. the implementation of investments in Gliwice

for the operation, maintenance and functioning of entities / institutions dealing with:

in order to ensure the transport of liquid fuels, perishable goods and live animals

in case when the access to the transport base located in the city of Gliwice is necessary (the area of limited traffic for heavy goods vehicles of over 12t MPW)

in order to ensure the ongoing delivery of services involving the delivery of items (e.g. courier services)

4. A permit is issued at the request of the holder of a heavy goods vehicle of over 12t MPW.

5. A permit for non-compliance with traffic signs B-5 “entry ban on heavy goods vehicles of over 12t MPW” located in the city of Gliwice is issued:

The applicant is required to provide the registration numbers of all vehicles that are likely to have a destination in the city of Gliwice (the area of limited traffic for vehicles of over 12t MPW). Additionally, after the issuance of the aforementioned permit the applicant is required (once a month) to send an e-mail to this address ............. with a completed report showing the number of permits used, together with the reasons for the need to enter the city.

6. Application forms and annexes are available:

7. The application for a permit shall be filed in the Municipal Road Administration in Gliwice located in 2b Bolesława Śmiałego Street, 44-121 Gliwice (room 05).

8. The issuance of a permit is free of charge.

9. The unit verifying an application on the basis of the documents submitted defines individually the expiration date of a permit.

10. The unit verifying an application on the basis of the documents submitted defines individually the expiration date of a permit.

11. A permit expires:

12. In the case referred to in point 11e, the applicant shall immediately (within 14 days from the moment the permit has been destroyed or lost) notify (in writing) an entity issuing the permits about the aforementioned fact.

13. In the case referred to in point 11e new permit may be issued after the verification of a resubmitted application with annexes.

14. In the case referred to in paragraphs 11a, 11b, 11c, a new permit may be issued after the verification of a resubmitted application with annexes and the return of the permit which has expired.

15. The issuance of a permit or its refusal occurs within the time set out in article 35 of the Act of 14th June 1960 – the Code of Administrative Procedure (consolidated text: the Journal of Laws of 2000 No. 98, item 1071).

16. In justified cases it is allowed to send a permit by e-mail under the following conditions:

A map of restrictions and an application for a permit for entering the following streets: Toszecka Street, Piwna Street, Zabrska Street, Feliksa Orlickiego Street, Kujawska Street, Pszczyńska Street, Lotników Street, Rybnicka Street, Ignacego Daszyńskiego Street, Józefa Sowińskiego Street, Władysława Andersa Street, Królewskiej Tamy Street, Błogosławionego Czesława Street, Warszawska Street are available here: http://www.zdm.gliwice.pl./zez.html


NOWA SÓL

On 7th May 2012 a transit of heavy goods vehicles of over 15t MPW was limited.

The entry ban encompasses the area between the following streets: Staszica Street, Wojska Polskiego Street, Chrobrego Street, Wolności Road, Wrocławska Street, Przyszłości Street and Sienkiewicza Street.

The ban does not apply to heavy goods vehicles of over 15t MPW providing municipal services related to:


At the inlets to the zone, B5 signs (no entry for heavy goods vehicles) will be set up together with this information: Does not apply to municipal services and target access to operators. This plate will allow the supply and collection of goods from factories, companies and stores located within the entry ban on heavy goods vehicles zone and will allow policing service (the municipal police and the police) to control compliance with the entry ban on heavy goods vehicles of over 15t MPW.


LODZ


From 17 October spaces non-entry into the Lodz vehicles with total weight over 12 tons. Vehicles exceeding 12 tonnes of the total weight will be able to enter the city under the condition that driver have a bill of lading, which is given itinerary, cargo and destination address in Lodz, to which it is to be delivered.

Holidays


Public holidays 2022:

Tires


There is no obligation to fit the vehicles with winter tires.


Chains

Snow chains can be used only on roads covered with snow or ice. Tires with spikes are prohibited.


Source: Continental Information Service