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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
BUILDING FIVE, ROOM 356 1900 KANAWHA BOULEVARD EAST
CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA 25305-0430
HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M
|LEGAL LIMITS||DESIGNATED HIGHWAY||ALL OTHER ROADS|
Federal Bridge Formula Applies
|75,500 or 65,000|
8'6" on highways with lane width 10' or more
|Semi-trailers||48'*||60' overall - trailers not restricted|
|*Except where semi-trailers have an axle spacing of not more than 37' between the rear axle of the truck tractor and the front axle of the semi-trailer, such trailer shall be allowed to be not more than 53' in length.|
OVERHANG 3' front, 6' rear
|Gross Weight:||5 Axles||104,000|
|Excess of 120,000 lbs or extreme weight on any axle grouping is considered a super load and requires a bridge analysis.|
|Length:||No maximum set for vehicles operating over length, depends on the load and routes|
15' on two lanes
|Overhang:||15' front, 30' rear|
|If load exceeds any of these dimensions or weights, refer to the section on Super Loads.|
PERMITS VALID FOR:
Single trip permits are issued for five (5) days.
Sunrise to sunset
Travel for oversize vehicles which are 14'0" or less wide, 75'0" or less long, 10'0" or less overhang and 14'0" or less high is allowed where appropriate from sunrise to sunset, 7 days a week. Vehicles traveling only on Interstate or APD routes can travel with dimensions which are 14'0" or less wide, 95'0" or less long, 15'0" or less overhang and 14'6" or less high from sunrise to sunset, 7 days a week. Oversize vehicles exceeding these dimensions up to and including 16'0" wide can travel from sunrise to sunset, Monday through Friday. Travel for vehicles exceeding 16'0" wide is allowed only on Sunday mornings.
Travel for vehicles that are overweight up to and including 110,000 pounds but not oversize is allowed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Overweight vehicles exceeding 110,000 pounds can travel from sunrise to sunset, Monday through Friday.
Routes which cannot safely accommodate the above dimensions or weights may be rerouted or denied or have more restrictive travel times.
Weekend travel, when allowed is given upon request; haulers should note on their application if they desire weekend travel.
Property transported under a permit shall be loaded to reduce a minimum the excess over statutory size or gross weight limitations, an oversize vehicle used for transporting loads under a permit shall be reduced to statutory size limitations if practicable when being operated without load.
Blades, buckets, counterweights, etc must be removed if width exceeds 12' wide.
INFORMATION NEEDED TO ORDER A WIDE LOAD, OVERSIZE AND HEAVY HAUL
A detailed description of the vehicle and its registration, axle spacings and weights and measurements, a detailed description of the proposed load including the manufacturer's name and model number of any equipment being transported. The particular portion of the highway or the specific point of crossing of the highway for which the permit to operate is requested.
ESCORTS FOR WIDELOAD AND OVERSIZED SHIPPING
|When Escorts are Needed||# Certified Escorts|
|On 2-Lane Highways:|
|Width 10'6"||1 Front|
|Width over 12'||2 (Front & Rear)|
|Width over 15'||3(2 Front & 1 Rear) + Police escort|
|Width over 16'||As required by permit (must be accompanied by WV DOT)|
|Length 75'||1 Rear|
|Length over 95'||2 (Front & Rear)|
|Overhang over 10'||1|
|Height over 13'"||give notice to owners of overhead wires, cables or other facilities which may be affected by the move through owners are not expected to provide sufficient clearance by making any changes for the movement|
|Height over 15'||1 Front w/pole|
|On 4 or More Lane Highways:||2 (Front & Rear)|
|Width over 12'||1 Rear|
|Width over 14'||2 (Front & Rear)|
|Width over 15'||3 (1 Front & 2 Rear)
As required by permit (must be accompanied by WV DOT)
|Length over 95'||1 Rear|
|Length over 100'||2 (Front & Rear)|
|Overhang over 10;||1|
|Height voer 13'9"||give notice to owners of overhead wires, cables or other facilities which may be affected by the move though owners are not expected to provide sufficient clearance by making any changes for the movement|
|Height over 15'||1 Front w/pole|
Drivers may be restricted on travel by reason of determination; rain, snow or other climatic conditions. WV turnpike - a unit including its towing vehicle and load whose overall dimensions do not exceed the statutory limits given below may operate on the VW turnpike without a special permit. The limits are 80' long, 14' wide and 13'10" high, 304-925-4906. A vehicle over these dimensions may obtain a permit at the WV Turnpike Toll Plaza. The maximum dimensions are 95' long, 14' wide and 16' high. Anything over these dimensions will need special approval from the Turnpike Administration Office Prior to arriving at the toll plaza. The cost of all oversize unit permits shall be $3.50 per toll plaza traveled through. All vehicles over 14' wide are restricted to Sunday travel only.
*CONTACT STATE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON RESTRICTED TRAVEL FOR WIDELOADS, OVERSIZED AND OVERWEIGHT PERMITTED CARGO
SPRING WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS
On secondary highways only generally from January through April, limited to a 90-day period within one year. When spring weight restrictions are in effect, posted weights apply.
Overweight, Oversized & Wide Load Super Loads
Super loads are considered anything that exceeds 110,000 lbs gross, 45,000 lbs on a tandem or 50,000 lbs on a tridum or more. Width, length and height do not fall under super load, but anything over 110' long, 15' wide or 15' high has to be approved by a state engineer. Loads less than 200,000 lbs will generally be issued within 5 days. Phone 304-558-2883.
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