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DOT & Connecticut State Heavy Oversize Permit Information

PERMITS: Connecticut oversize permits are valid for three days.
OPERATING TIME: Daylight only (one-half hour after sunrise to one-half hour before sunset), no weekends or holidays. Weekend travel is not allowed for overweight only loads. No moves 6:30 am to 9:00 am or 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Loads 13′-6″ wide or over 14′ high can only travel Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Connecticut is continuing its pilot program allowing some weekend travel. Weekend travel is allowed daylight to 12:00 noon Saturday and Sunday if load does not exceed 12′ wide, 13′-6″ high, 80′ long, or 120,000 lbs on five ore more axles. Weekend must be requested when ordering permit.
Restricted Travel: No travel on major holidays (New Years, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas). If holiday falls on Monday, shut down is at 12:00 noon on the day before the Holiday. These rules may change year to year.

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:

48′ trailer.
Note: 53′ semi-trailer is only legal on Interstate and Designated Highways if the distance between the kingpin and the center of the rear axle does not exceed 43′.

Overhang:

A permit is required on trailers 48′ long & cover over 4′ needs flagged for day and lighted for night.

Width:

8′-6″

Height:

13′-6″

Weight:

80,000 Gross
Single – 22,400
Tandem – 36,000
Tridem – 42,500

ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:

Length:

130′

Width:

15′-11″

Height:

14′

Weight:

Single – 22,500
Tandem – 45,000
Tridem – 67,500
Connecticut does not go strictly by axle weights. They will go as high as 25,000 on a single, providing that the manufacturer’s rating is not exceeded and provided that the gross is within the limits stated above for 5, 6 or 7 axles. Over 14′ wide, 14′ high or 120′ long is considered a Super Load. Over 140,000 lbs requires an engineer review.

ESCORTS:

Length:

Divided Highway
over 100′ – one escort
over 120′ – two escorts
Undivided Highway
over 80′ – one escort
over 100′ – two escorts
Overhang: Over 25′ – one escort likely.

Width:

Over 12′ – one escort on divided highways, two escorts on undivided highways; over 13′-6″ – two escorts, 15′ (over 14’-11”) – three escorts.

Height:

Over 14′ – one escort with pole (route survey required before ordering permit). Over 15′-3″ – two or more State Police escorts.

SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS:

“Oversize Load” signs are required on loads over 10′ wide or 13′-6″ high. Over 4′ of overhang must be flagged during the day and lighted at night. Flags are required on all corners of the permitted vehicle on any oversize or overweight load, and on widest points of wide loads.

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