Heavy Haul Loads In Missouri
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DOT & Missouri State Heavy Oversize Permit Information
PERMITS: Missouri oversize permits are valid for seven days. Must have permit prior to entering the state.
OPERATING TIME: One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, including Saturday and Sunday, except that loads over 14′ wide will not be allowed weekend travel. Travel times are more limited in metropolitan and tourist areas (see Restricted Travel section below). Overweight only up to 112,000 pounds gross with legal size may travel 24 hours except metro and tourist areas.
RESTRICTED TRAVEL: No travel on major Holidays, and from noon the day before these holidays or holiday weekends. No travel weekdays from 6:30 am to 9:00 am and 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm, in St. Louis city and county (except for route 370), St. Charles County on I-70, route 94 and route 40/61 and , and Jefferson County on I-55 and on routes 21, 30, 141 and 61/67. No travel from 7:00 am to 9:00 am and 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the Kansas City area on routes 150, 291, I-470, 291, 152 west to I-435 and inside the area bounded these routes, and inside the city limits of Springfield except on I-44 and Route 65. These metro area curfews do not apply to loads that are overweight only. No permit movement is allowed on Mississippi River bridges in St. Louis on I-70, I-55, I-64 and on route 60/62 to Cairo, IL. During the tourist season, Saturday and Sunday travel are not allowed on routes in Lake of the Ozarks and Branson (within 10 miles of Branson), with the exception of route 65 in Branson area. Tourist season means June 1 through Labor Day at Lake of the Ozarks and through October 31st in Branson area. These curfews are listed in more detail in part 9 of the MO Permit Regulations Booklet, which is available to drivers and should be carried if you do O/D loads in Missouri.
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.
53′ semi-trailer and load (including rear overhang) on Interstate and designated highways
60′ when more than 10 air miles from designated system
8′-6″ on Interstate, designated highways
8′ on other roads
14′ on designated highways
13′-6″ on other roads
Note: Over height must be on drop-deck trailer to be permitted.
Single – 20,000 (22,000 on secondary)
Tandem – 34,000 (36,000 on secondary)
Tridem – 34,000 (8′ of spacing); 42,500 (9′ of spacings)
Note: Missouri will not give a permit for legal gross weight, but overweight on an axle group.
ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:
16′ (15′-7″ maximum on some routes)
5 axles – 104,000
6 axles – 120,000
7 axles (1-3-3) – 130,000
Single – 20,000
Tandem – 46,000 (40,000 on a 10′ spread)
Tridem – 60,000
Quad – 72,000
Note: A 1-2-2-1 (tandem drive tractor, tandem trailer and booster) combination is not permitted in Missouri. You must have a Tridem drive tractor to use a tandem trailer and a booster.
Loads exceeding these dimensions or gross weight over 160,000 pounds are considered as Super Loads.
Over 90′ – one escort on all highways except divided highways
Over 12′-4″ – one escort (two escorts off designated highway system)
Over 14′ – one escort on Interstate and divided highways
two escorts required on two-lane and undivided highways
Over 15′-6″ on two-lane & undivided
Over 15-6″ divided highways – route survey and one escort with high pole. Utility bucket truck may be required to lift wires.