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Illinois http://dot.state.il.us/

Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required
1 escort required:     
      
For all moves that exceed 14'6" in width or 14'6" in height or 110’ in length
2 escorts required:
Moves that exceed 16’ in height or exceed both 14’6” in width & 14’6” in height
3 Escorts required:
Moves exceeding 16’ wide or 145’ long
All special haul rigs more than 150’ long
State Police escorts: call (217)786-7110 or (217)786-7107 24 hrs in advance
Moves exceeding 18’ wide, 175’ long, 18’high, 230,000 lbs.
For overweight moves where bridge restrictions require that all traffic be kept off of a structure while the permitted vehicle crosses

ILLINOIS
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
BUREAU OF TRAFFIC
2300 S. DIRKSEN PARKWAY
Springfield, Illinois 62764

PHONE: 217-782-6271 800-252-8636 Illinois Only
HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 7:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M
CENTRAL TIME

LEGAL LIMITS DESIGNATED HIGHWAY ALL OTHER ROADS
Weight:
Single 20,000 18,000
Tandem 34,000 32,000
Tridum 42,500 73,280
Gross Weight 80,000
Federal Bridge Formula applies
73,280
Width 8'6" 8'*
Height 13'6" 13'6"'
Length:
Semi-trailer 53'*
53'
Trailers over 48' are restricted to a kingpin setting not to exceed 45'6, (effective 6-1-96)

Over Wt. & Dimension  http://dot.state.il.us/road/overweight.html

Vertical Clearances http://www.dot.il.gov/road/SuperloadMarkedVerticalClearanceReport.pdf

OVERHANG 3' front, 4' rear

PERMIT LIMITS

ROUTINE ISSUE

Weight    
 
Single
24,000
  Tandem 48,000
  Tridum 60,000
  Quad 60,000
Gross Weight:    
  5 Axles 100,000
` 6 Axles 120,000
  7 Axles 120,000
  8 Axles 120,000
Length:   145'
Width:   14'6"
Height:   15' depending on overhead clearances,
3" clearance required
A maximum width of 10' is allowed on most toll roads due to physical limitations. A maximum width of 12' is allowed on sections of the toll road system. If load exceeds any of these dimensions or weights, refer to the section on Super Loads.

PERMITS VALID FOR:
Single trip permits are valid for five (5) travel days, ten (10) travel days for a round trip. Following third permit violation companies can be suspended for one year.

OPERATING TIME
Movement of objects requiring a police and/or civilian escort are limited to the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m, Monday through Friday in the following counties: Cook, Dupage, Lake, Kane, Madison, McHenry, Monroe, St. Clair and Will.

In all other counties, movement is allowed from one half hour before sunrise until one half hour after sunset Monday through Friday and from one-half hour before sunrise until noon on Saturday.

Movement of objects greater than 16 feet wide and/or 17 feet high is restricted to the hours of 9:00 am to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday statewide.

WEEKEND TRAVEL
Travel permitted Saturday until 12:00 noon, no Sunday travel, if only overweight continuous travel allowed.

DIVISIBLE LOADS
Loads must be reduced to the lowest possible dimensions and/or weight.

EXCEPTIONS
Blades, buckets and counterweights, etc may be attached, if load is over 12’ the widest point shall be flagged.

INFORMATION NEEDED TO ORDER A PERMIT
Name and address of the applicant, ICC number, load description (including make, model, serial number) overall dimensions, gross weight, number of axles, front and rear overhang, origin, destination and routes. If overweight, need axle spacings and weight are needed. If over height need origin address and destination address.

ESCORTS FOR WIDELOAD & OVERSIZED SHIPPING

When Escorts are Needed: #Escorts
On 2-Lane Highways (Black coded)
Movement of objects requiring a police and/or civilian escort are limited to the Hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m, Monday through Friday in the following counties:
Cook, Dupage, Lake, Kane, Madison, McHenry, Monroe, St Clair and Will. In all other counties movement is allowed from one half hour before sunrise until one half after sunset Monday through Friday and from one half hour before sunrise until noon on Saturday.

Movement of objects greater than 16' wide and/or 17' high are restricted to the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday statewide.
On All Highways: (2-Lane/front; 4-Lane rear escort)
Width over 14' 6" 1
Width over 16' 3
Length over 110' 1
Length over 145' 3
Length over 150' of towed special rigs 3
Height over 14'6" 1 Front
Heigth over 16' - list all overhead obstructions - Rte Survey
For loads that exceed the maximum practical weights (super loads moving slow) 1
Loads exceeds both 14'6" width & 14'6" height 2 (Front & Rear)
State Police Escort  
(Minimum of 24 hour notice needed - cost $40/hr/vehicle with minimum fee of $80)

These moves are generally entirely or partially outside of the municipality.
  Over 18' wide
Over 175' long
Over 18' high
Overweight where bridge restriction requires other traffic be kept Off to permit load to cross
Any unusual load needing traffic control to permit move
 
Municipal Police  
  (Minimum of 24 hour notice needed)

Permit office will determine if state or municipal police escort is needed for move partially or wholly within a municipality

Over 14'6" wide require an engineering investigation
 


Restricted Travel

Illinois Toll road (708-241-6800) maximum width 10’ except on sections that carry I-80 & US51 width is 12’.

Contact should be made with the City of Chicago (312-744-4699) regarding permit requirements for movements on all streets and highways within the city other than the expressways. Toll roads 708-241-6800 ext 3823, issued up to 10’ wide, 12’ wide only on I-80 and US route 51, 88,000 lbs gross vehicle weight.

*CONTACT STATE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR OVERSIZED, OVERWEIGHT AND WIDE LOAD SUPERLOADS

SPRING WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS
No restrictions.

Overweight, Oversized & Wideload SuperLoads

Anything over 120,000 lbs on 6 axles or over 14’6” wide and 15’ high shall be considered a super load.

Applications must be submitted including axle weight and spacings, loads exceeding 16’ high require a route survey.

Engineering fees of $40 an hour will be charged.

Processing time is 8 working hours if routes have not been approved for that weight configuration. If routes have already been approved, permit will take from a few hours to 2 days.

Movements of objects greater than 16 feet wide and/or 17 feet high are restricted to the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m Monday through Friday statewide.

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