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Labor Day travel restrictions and DOT office closures

WCS Permits has published Labor Day (Monday, 9/3) travel restrictions and DOT office closures by state.

Please reference information here for restrictions on travel times and specifics on over-dimensional loads or those which require pilot cars.

Keep in mind closings and travel restrictions are subject to change without notice.

 

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Computers down at Caltrans Permit Department

The Caltrans office of truck services which issues transportation permits has been down since early last week.

According to Caltrans, a fiber optics line was cut and at this time do not have an estimated time of when the problem will be corrected.

WCS Permits is communicating regularly with the Caltrans office so customer’s permits can continue to be processed as soon as their computers are back up.

In the meantime, expect delays.

For more information, call WCS Permits at (888) 737-6488.

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Hot Wheels Loop breaks world record at X Games

It was a Guinness World Record-breaking weekend at the X Games.

Rally car driver Tanner Foust and stuntman Greg Tracy achieved the impossible as they conquered the Hot Wheels Loop, six stories high, at 7Gs and 53-mph.

WCS worked on the Hot Wheels Loop before the X Games weekend, however.

In order for the loop to make it to the games and the pre games test site, it needed to be transported. WCS worked with the loop’s carrier to route and permit several loads carrying the loop. The loads ranged in sizes up to 17-feet wide.

 

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The Rock: After the Dust Settles

Sunday marked the opening day of Michael Heizer’s “Levitated Mass” exhibit at LACMA, and what seemed to be the end of the road for some.

While the exhibit will continue to attract tourists and media from all over, the journey WCS Permits, its sister company, Right of Way Inc., and several other companies and government agencies embarked on to see this project through came to a halt.

For over two years, permits were obtained, routes and streets were surveyed, road closures were negotiated and the move of the 340-ton buy naltrexone online boulder, which had loaded dimensions of 21-feet, 10-inches tall, 30-feet, 6-inches wide, and 275-feet long was made possible.

WCS and Right of Way worked closely with the carrier, Emmert International obtaining various permits so the load could safely begin and end its 105-mile, 11-night journey from Riverside County to LACMA.

The load only traveled at night at slow speeds of 7 mph or less.

Opening Day at the LACMA exhibit marked new beginnings, but a successfully completed project as well.

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WCS brings hot wheels action to the X Games

This weekend racing records will be attempted at the X Games in Los Angeles.

But before the six-story Hot Wheels double vertical loop could test driver’s talents, the loop needed to be safely transported to the games.

WCS permitted and routed several loads ranging in size up to 17-feet wide to transport the loop to the X Games generic revia experience.

According to ESPN, drivers will accelerate to 52 mph, and then enter the six-story loop attempting to hit seven times normal gravity as they drive through the loop.

For more info on the loop and the X Games, click here.

 

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No Travel on St. Jean Baptiste Day

The Quebec transportation office will be closed on Monday, 6/25 for St. Jean Baptiste Day. There will be no travel allowed either.

Business and travel will resume Tuesday, 6/26.

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Closures in Minnesota due to flooding

Due to record breaking rainfall in the Duluth-Superior area, roadways are seriously damaged in Wisconsin resulting in several closures closures.

The state has closed US-2 and US-53 at the MN/WI Line, as well as Wisconsin Highway 13 in Douglas County.

Wisconsin Highway 105 has been re-opened, but oversize/overweight travel is not advised.

Minnesota and Wisconsin will permit and/or authorize vehicles traveling into the flooded areas to assist in relief and repair.

STAY TUNED FOR STATUS UPDATES.

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WV state office closed for "WV Day"

The West Virginia state DOT office will be closed tomorrow (June 20) for West Virginia Day.

While the office will not be open to process permits, there will be no travel restrictions to loads which already have a permit.

The state of West Virginia celebrates “West Virginia Day” every year on June 20 to mark the formation of the state.

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Superload transport makes its destination

A 175-foot long superload transporting a Turbine Skid made it across several states to its final destination.

The load was transportted from Houston, TX to a power buy naltrexone online canada plant in the City of Industry.

WCS worked with the carrier, Heavy Transport, to permit the 20-foot wide and 18-foot tall load.

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Highway 75 bridge construction affects oversize permit restrictions

Monday, June 4 marks the beginning of construction to replace a bridge barrier on Highway 75, two miles south of Highway 7 in Montevideo, MN.

Oversize permit restrictions will be reduced from 12 to 11 feet as a result of the construction, and traffic will be reduced to a single lane, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.