Access regulations for vehicles over 9 tonnes have been in place in Wroclaw since 1st January 2012.
Dates and details
Lorries from 9 tonnes to 12 tonnes are only allowed to enter the zone on the indicated streets.
Lorries over 12 tonnes are allowed to enter the zone 04:00 - 06.00, 09:00 - 13:00 and 19:00 - 22:00 on the indicated streets.
Lorries over 18 tonnes are allowed to enter the zone 04:00 - 06:00, 09:00 - 11:00, 20:00 - 22:00 on the indicated streets.
Vehicles over 18 tonnes without travel destination in the zone are requested to go back to the Wroclaw Motorway to avoid the city centre.
Freight vehicles over 9 tonnes
Type of restriction
Map for 9-18 tonnes:
red: boundary of the zone
shaded area = area of zone
black arrows = where vehicles with a permit may access
Map for over 18 tonnes:
green: boundary of the 3,5 tonnes regulation area ban
red: boundary of the 9 tonnes regulation area ban
orange: routes available corridors for heavy duty vehicles traffic
purple: recommended detour route on the A8 overpass on pl. Spolecznym
light blue: alternative bypass road
pink: a section of the bypass road agglomeration connector road
black arrows = where vehicles with a permit may access (or not access for thin arrows)
Trucks of over 9 tonnes can entry only along these streets:
The streets which limit the zone can be found here. There are no traffic restrictions applicable to the above-mentioned streets, as they are the borders of the zone.
No specific sign publicised, but likely to be along the lines the sign for 18 and 12 tonnes.
Need to Register?
If the destination is located in the 18-tonnes-zone, you can apply for a permit. Online registration for a permit is available here (in English) and here (in Polish).Alternatively permit application can be done in person from:
Urban Engineering Division (Wydział Inżynierii Miejskiej) to ignore B-5 road signs (ban on the entry of trucks with a total weight of 18 tonnes) placed along the following route: al. Brucknera, ul. Średzka, ul. Żmigrodzka, al. Karkonoska, ul. Opolska.
Registry of the Department of Urban Engineering (p. 405 Street. Zapolskiej 4.2, 50-032 Wrocław), tel., Contact (71) 7777794. You can also apply for a permit here and here
Yes, are affected.
Hours of operation
Lorries from 9 to 12 tonnes are allowed to enter the zone on the indicated streets.
Lorries over 12 tonnes are allowed to enter the zone zone 04:00 – 06:00, 09:00 – 13:00 and 19:00 – 22:00 on the indicated streets.
Lorries over 18 tonnes are allowed to enter the zone 04:00 – 06:00, 09:00 – 11:00, 20:00 – 22:00 on the indicated streets.
No national scheme, however, similar schemes operate in Poznań, Warsaw, and Wrocław.
Public transport vehicles and trucks with a maximum total weight of up to 9 tonnes may enter the zone without restrictions.
Lorries over 12 tonnes may enter the zone all day if they are delivering emergency materials and equipment
Marked specialist vehicles for providing public utility services are also allowed access all day if their trips are related to:
1. urban cleaning and disposal of solid and liquid human waste
2. supply of water and disposal of sewage
3. supply of electric power, gas and heating, and
4. performance of work related to emergency repairs.
For more information see here
For further information in English see here.
There are also regulations for non-standard vehicles. See here for information in English.
Wroclaw city website