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Colorado

DOT & California State Heavy Oversize Permit Information

PERMITS: Colorado oversize permits are valid for five days.
OPERATING TIME: Sunrise to Sunset. Up to 12′ wide, night travel is allowed with proper lighting (see Signs, Flags, & Lights, below). Over 12′ wide but not over 14′ wide requires an escort for night running.
RESTRICTED TRAVEL: Curfew times are shown on the addendum that accompanies an oversize permit. Eisenhower Tunnel on I-70: maximum overall height allowed is 13′-11″. Higher loads use US6 to bypass the tunnel. Over 11′ wide permitted loads must pull over and call to get clearance to pass through tunnel, but wider loads can use it. Loads into or out of Denver require a city permit for city streets, but Denver is very slow in turning them around (average 2-3 days).

PLEASE TAKE NOTE.  VeriTread is not a permit service nor do we answer permit and escort requirements.  States are constantly changing their rules and regulations, so always read your permits and provision sheets carefully. Due to these changes, VeriTread can not guarantee the accuracy of the provided information.  Please use the link to the state's official DOT page to verify all oversize and over dimensional permitting information with your respective state.

LEGAL DIMENSIONS:

Length:

57′-4″ trailer & load legal on interstate or designated highways.

Overhang:

4′ front
10′ rear
Width: 8′-6″

Height:

14′-6″ designated highways
13′ non-designated

Weight:

80,000 Gross on Interstate
85,000 on non-Interstate
Steer – 20,000
Single – 20,000
Tandem – 36,000
Tridem – 54,000

ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:

Length:

130′ (four-lane highways).

Width:

17′

Height:

16′ (over 14′-6″ requires a survey)

Weight:

Single – 22,000-27,000
Tandem – 42,000-50,000
Tridem – 55,000-65,000
Quad – 60,000-72,000
Maximum permitted weights depend on route classification and axle spacings.
Loads exceeding 17′ wide or 200,000 GVW are Super Loads and require 6-10 days for approval.

ESCORTS:

Length:

Over 85′ on some portions of two and four-lane highways – one escort
Over 110′ on two-lane or over 115′ on four or more lanes – one escort
Overhang: Over 25′ – one escort.

Width:

Interstate over 13′ – one rear escort or one flashing yellow light in rear.
Two-lane highways:
over 13′ – one escort or one flashing yellow light in rear.
over 15′ – two escorts or 1 front escort and flashing yellow light in rear.
Four-lane highways:
over 13′ – one rear escort or one flashing yellow light in rear
over 15′ – two escorts, or front escort and flashing yellow light in rear

Height:

Over 16′ – one escort with high pole
Over 17′-6″ – route survey and utility clearance letters also required
Note: All pilot car vehicles must be over 60″ wide for CO.

SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS:

“Oversize Load” signs are required front and rear for all oversize loads. They are not required and should not be used for overweight only loads. Flags are required at all four corners of any extremities for wide and over length loads, and at the end of load projections greater than 4 feet.

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