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

Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

Loads 13' 6" inch or wider and 14+' feet high: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Holiday Restrictions: No travel on New Years, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Movement is to stop 12:00 noon the day before a holiday until daylight the day after the holiday. NOTE: Travel time restrictions may change from year-to-year.

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

All Oversize loads require: Sign Size: 7' long (min.), 18" high Lettering: black letters 8" high , 1 inch stroke Min) Background: Yellow

Flag Requirements

18 inch square, red flags at four corners and/or widest points.

Warning Lights: Color and Placement

Required mounted on top of transporter--amber light visible from a distance of not less than 1,000 feet.

Source of Information:

State of Connecticut (DOT)

http://www.ct.gov/dot/lib/dot/Documents/dpermits/eh_dlrg.pdf

What is considered as "Oversized Load" in Connecticut?

DIMENSIONS: Width: 8' 6.37" Height: 13' 6" Overhang: Front 4', Rear 10' Length: 48' (trailer-no overall length limits) WEIGHTS 18,000 lb. – Single Axel (-6 ' apart) 22,4000 lb. – Single Axel (6+ ' apart) 36,000 lb. – Tandem Axel 54,000 lb. – Tri-Axel 20,000 lb. – Steer Axel Maximum: 80,000 (meets Federal Bridge Formula)

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