Independence Day oversize travel restrictions & closures

Over-dimensional loads will face some travel restrictions in certain states on, before and after Independence Day. Independence Day Oversize Load Travel Restrictions

Trailers hauling oversize loads whether over-dimensional by weight, height, width or length, can face limitations on travel times, and can have minimal access to each state’s DOT office on Friday, July 4 as most are closed in observation of the holiday.

The U.S. federal holiday celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

WCS Permits has published travel information by state, including details on closures and oversize load restrictions by state. For more info, click HERE.



Memorial Day Oversize Load Travel Restrictions

Memorial Day state D.O.T. office closures and oversize load travel restrictions will begin on May 23 for some Memorial Day Oversize Load Travel Restrictionsstates.

Some states prohibit travel during certain dates and times, while others have minimal oversize load travel restrictions.

All D.O.T. offices will be closed for the US Federal holiday, when all men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces are remembered.

For a complete list of D.O.T. office closures and oversize load travel restrictions by state, click HERE. WCS Permits has supplied an entire list for quick reference.


PA loads allowed seven day travel

It is now OK for permitted loads to travel seven days a week from sunrise to sunset, except for holidays, in Pennsylvania.

As of January 25, 2014, permitted loads were able to travel for the first time on weekends in the state. Previously, over-dimensional loads were only allowed travel Monday through Friday.

This new rule excludes travel during holidays and holiday weekends or inclement weather, as well as travel in urban areas by departmental regulation. Always check each permit for additional travel restrictions, and permits are still valid for the same period of time.


Nevada closed for 75th annual parade

Nevada’s DOT office will be closed Friday, October 25, the day before Nevada’s 75th Nevada Day Parade. NV DOT offices close for Nevada Day Parade

The weekend celebration will take place in Carson City, the state’s capital.

Festivities span across four days–Thursday, October 24 until Sunday, October 27–although the actual parade takes place Saturday at 10 a.m. The parade will run down Carson Street, from William Street on the north to Stewart Street on the south.

The state’s DOT offices will resume business on Monday, October 28.



Labor Day Travel Restrictions & Closures

Labor Day is Monday, September 2. Travel restrictions and state department of transportation office closures have been posted by WCS Permits.

Closures by state and travel restrictions with information on restricted times and sizes are all included in the published list put together by WCS.

Click here to read or download the list.




Flooding closes Interstate 44 in MO

Traffic is being detoured after bad weather and flooding closed Interstate 44 in mid-Missouri.

The heavy backups are occurring near Rolla, MO.

The Missouri Department of Transportation is urging motor buy naltrexone hydrochloride online carriers to exit the interstate immediately, especially for westbound traffic.

MODOT is also urging motor carriers to find a detour early on, instead of waiting.

If more rain pours, Interstate 44 and US 63 South will be closed into tonight and possibly beyond. Other flash floods are expected on other central Missouri highways.

For additional information, visit www.modot.org.


Independence Day Closures

2013 Independence Day (4th of July) DOT office closures and travel restrictions by state have been posted by WCS Permits. July 4 OS Load Travel Restrictions

Every state office, including the NY Thruway is closed on Thursday, July 4 for the holiday.

Some states prevent oversize load travel, while others have limited travel times and weight restrictions.

For a complete list of restrictions CLICK HERE.


Severe weather in Maryland

Maryland is currently under a Flash Flood and Severe Thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m.

Severe MD weather Although, more severe weather was predicted, the state is still under storm watch until further notice and Oversize loads are advised to exercise caution, good judgment and restraint when considering any moves.

The state’s Hauling Permit Restrictions page is required to be checked before any move in the case of a complete shutdown, as well as for any updates.


I-5 bridge collapse update

According to investigators, a second truck is being sought in the investigation of the I-5 bridge collapse over the Skagit River in Washington state.


On May 23, a 160-foot section of the bridge collapsed after a commercial truck carrying an oversize load  struck a girder on the north section of the four-lane bridge near Mount Vernon, 60 miles north of Seattle. Now, authorities believe a second commercial truck may also be linked to the accident.

It is being speculated the commercial vehicle which struck the bridge veered left and may have struck a second commercial vehicle.

The oversize load was hauling a housing for drilling equipment to Vancouver, Wash, and had a permit to carry the load across the bridge. An escort was also assisting in navigating the load.

The bridge is expected to reopen mid-month and full repairs can cost up to $15 million, according to the state Transportation Department.

Detours are still in place by the Washington Transportation Department, and is recommending state Routes 20 and 9.

The investigation is still ongoing, and it was said the bridge was inspected twice last year and repairs were made.



ND Highway Patrol Launches Automated Permit System

North Dakota’s Highway Patrol (NDHP) is launching a new automated routing and permit system in June. NDHP

A $2.5 million state-of-the-art online system will be available for use in mid June, and will automatically calculate overweight and oversized vehicle routes and fees, and can speed up the permit approval process.

WCS Permits works directly with agencies such as the NDHP to ensure accurate and on-time permits, and its staff will quickly familiarize with the new system.

For more information about the system, visit www.nd.gov/ndhp.