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

Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

For vehicles/loads not exceeding 12' wide, 13' 6" high, or 150' long: No hours of operation restrictions in 67. Travel in Columbia, Dane, Milwaukee, Rock or Waukesha counties, operation restricted: 4 pm and 8 pm on Sunday and 4 pm and 8 pm Friday between the 4th Friday in May and Labor Day. Vehicle /load dimensions exceeding the above may not be operated (1) during hours of darkness, (2) between 4 pm and 8 pm on Fridays 4th Friday in May and Labor Day, (3) noon Saturday to sunrise Sunday, and (4) 4 pm and 8 pm on Sunday. Other restrictions apply to Milwaukee County Expressway.

"Oversized Load" Banner Regulations and Requirements

For a vehicle/load that exceeds 10' wide or over length, front and rear "Oversize Load" warning signs are required. Size. 7' long. 18" high Lettering: Black, 10" high, 1.4 ' brushstroke Background: Yellow

Flag Requirements

When a vehicle, load, or vehicle and load is over width, red or orange flags, 18 inches square should be attached to each front and rear corner of the load and at the widest part of the load that if it is more than 4 inches wider than the width of load or vehicle at the front or rear. A single flag shall be used at the end projection is 2' feet wide or less, two flags if the end of projection exceed 2'.

Warning Lights: Color and Placement

When required by a permit, warning lamps shall be operated as follows: When required, lights should be amber flashing or revolving warning lamps with 6"in-diameter reflectors, bright enough to be clearly visible at 500'. Strobe lamps may be used in lieu of flashing or revolving lamps.

Source of Information:

State of Wisconsin DOT, Permit Requirements

What is considered as "Oversized Load" in Wisconsin?

"DIMENSIONS: Width: 8' 6"" Height: 13' 6"" Truck-Semi-Trailer: 70' Overhang: WEIGHTS: Single Axle: 20,000 lb. Tandem axle: 34,000 lb. Max Gross Weight: 80,000 lb.

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