Colorado DOT Permit Regulations for Oversize/Overweight Load Flags/Banners/Signs/Lights, Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

Operating Times: Sunrise to Sunset Loads up to 12' may operate with proper lights Loads over 12' up to 14' may operate at night with escort car. Restricted Travel: Eisenhower Tunnel--Loads in excess of 13' 11" high MUST use US 6 bypass. Wide loads over 11' must pull over and call for clearance through tunnel. There are other time restrictions on Colorado highways specified in 2 CCR 601-4 (401)

Holiday Restrictions: An LVC is prohibited from travel at any time on Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day. If Independence Day falls on a Saturday an LVC is also prohibited from travel on the previous Friday, and if such holiday falls on a Sunday an LVC is also prohibited from travel on the following Monday.  An LVC may travel on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. However, if such holiday falls on a Saturday an LVC is prohibited from travel on the previous Friday, and if such holiday falls on a Sunday an LVC is prohibited from travel on the following Monday.

An Extra-legal Vehicle or Load, other than an LVC; is prohibited from travel between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day. When Independence Day falls on a Saturday an Extra-legal Vehicle or Load is also prohibited from travel on the previous Friday between 12:00 p.m. (noon) and 9:00 p.m., and when Independence Day falls on a Sunday an Extra-legal Vehicle or Load is also prohibited from travel on the following Monday between 12:00 p.m. (noon) and 9:00 p.m. An Extra-legal Vehicle or Load is prohibited from travel between the hours of 12:00 p.m. (noon) and 9:00 p.m. on the Friday preceding Memorial Day and Labor Day.

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

"Oversized Load" load signs required for all oversized loads. Oversize loads required “Wide Load” or “Wide”, “Long Load” or “Long” , or “Oversize Load” or “Oversize” , as applicable. All such signs shall either be 5 feet wide, 10 inches high with 1 inch wide brush stroke, black letters a minimum of 8 inches high on yellow background, or shall be 7 feet wide, 18 inches high, with a 1.41 inch brush stroke, black letters a minimum of 10 inches high on yellow background.

Flag Requirements

Flags required at all four corners of any extremities of wide and over length loads

Warning Lights: Color and Placement

Yellow warning lights: 1 on the cab of the truck 2 or 3 at the rear corners and extremity of the load.

Source of Information:

Colorado DOT, Oversize Load Regulations

https://www.codot.gov/business/permits/truckpermits/documents/rulesregsread.pdf

What is considered as "Oversized Load" in Colorado?

DIMENSIONS:

Width: 8' 6"

Height: 14' 6"

Overhang: Front 4', Rear 10' Length: 57' 4"


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