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DOT & Virginia State Heavy Oversize Permit Information

PERMITS: Virginia oversize permits are valid for thirteen consecutive days. Must have permit prior to entering the state.
OPERATING TIME: Sunrise to sunset, Monday through Saturday. Over length only, if length is not over 85’ and rear overhang does not exceed 10’ are allowed continuous travel. Overweight only can have continuous travel.
RESTRICTED TRAVEL: Except when travel is on the Interstate system, no travel is permitted within the corporate limits of cities/towns between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 AM or 4:00 to 6:00 PM. In addition, these curfew hours apply to Interstate routes in the Capital Beltway area (I-495, I-395, I95), in the Richmond area (I-64 between I-95 and I-295 east and west, on I-95 from Route 73 North of Richmond to I-295 South of Richmond), within the city limits of Petersburg (South of Richmond) on I-85 and I-95, on I-581 and Loop 419 in the Roanoke area, and in the Tidewater Area (Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth on I-64 south of US17, and on I-264, I-464, I-564, and I-664). No travel on major holidays and holiday weekends.

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′ semitrailer/53′ semi-trailer, with 41′ kingpin to center of rear tandem
65′ on non-designated highways
Overhang:
3′ front
4′ rear

Width:

8’6″

Height:

13’6″

Weight:

80,000 Gross
Single – 20,000
Tandem – 34,000
Tridem – 42,500 (designated highways, 9′ axle spacing)

ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:

Length:

150′
Overhang: Rear overhang not to exceed 1/3 length of load, 2/3 of which must rest upon truck or trailer bed.

Width:

15′

Height:

15′

Weight:

Single – 24,000
Tandem – 44,000
Tridem – 60,000 Interstate; 54,500 off Interstate
Quad – 63,000-65,000 depending on spacings
Note: Only tridems have a different limit for Interstate-only travel).
Loads exceeding these dimensions are treated as super loads. Allow 5 to 10 days for processing.

ESCORTS:

On Interstate Highways:

Length:

Over 120′ – 1 escort
Over 150′ – 2 escorts
Overhang: Over 10′ front or 15′ rear – 1 escort.

Width:

Over 12′ – 1 escort
Over 14′ – 2 escorts
Over 16′ – 3 escorts
Over 18′ on case-by-case basis

Height:

Over 14’5″ – 1 escort (pole).

On 2-lane highways:

Length:

Over 85’ – 1 escort
Over 150 – 2 escorts
Overhang: Over 10′ front or 15′ rear – 1 escort.

Width:

Over 12′ – 2 escorts
Over 14′ – 3 escorts
Over 16′ – 4 escorts
Over 18′ on case-by-case basis

Height:

Over 14’5″ – 1 escort (pole).

SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS:

 “Oversize Load” signs are required on front and rear of the vehicle/load for all overdimensional permit loads. Flags must be displayed on all four corners of all oversize loads, and at the widest extremities of the vehicle or load on wide loads and at the extreme rear of overlength loads. Flags must also be used on rear overhangs exceeding 4 feet, and a red light visible for at least 500 feet must be displayed if traveling at night. When vehicle/load exceeds 12′ wide or 75′ long, flashing amber lights, visible for 500′, must be displayed on the tractor and at the upper rear end of the load or vehicle.  However, amber lights are not needed if the load is accompanied by escort vehicles with amber flashing lights on each escort vehicle. Signs are not required for movements that are overweight only.

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