Effective 3 p.m. on Friday, 2/8/13 through Monday, 2/11/13 at 5:30 a.m. over-dimensional (OD) travel in New York City will be suspended due to a major snow storm.

The suspension applies to the five boroughs of NYC. Post-storm OD permits will be issued accordingly.

For more information and updates visit the NYC Department of Transportation’s (DOT) website.

Massachusets has also banned all oversize travel effective at 4 p.m. 2/8/13.

WCS Permits published DOT offices closures by state and travel restrictions for the upcoming Martin Luther King Day Holiday.

On Monday, January 21, 2013 some offices will close and others will implement travel restrictions during certain times and for certain oversize loads.

Get all the details here. Don’t forget to check holiday restrictions on all state blankets or annual permits.

 

 

WCS has posted DOT office closure & travel restrictions for the upcoming holidays.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012 (Christmas Day) and Tuesday, January 1, 2013 (New Year’s Day) office closures and restrictions by state are posted live on the site. View them here.

Drivers and companies should always check holiday restrictions on all state blankets and annual permits.

Hurricane Sandy is headed for landfall today on the East Coast.

Over 15 states, including Ohio and New York will have changes to their regular transportation routine today and into the week depending on storm aftermath such as flooding and down trees.

Roads, highways and expressways already have storm-related closures, according to the New York State Department of Transportation, some even manned with police roadblocks.

State’s DOT offices will continue to post and receive updates on storm closures and restrictions. Some DOT offices will publish live storm and closure updates on their website.

WCS is working closely with DOT offices to keep informed of the closures. Follow WCS on Twitter, @wcspermits, for frequent updates.

 

 

WCS coordinated the permits and transportation of a 16-inch, 120 mm naval gun from Nevada to Fort Cronkhite near San Francisco early this month.

The gun barrel, 68-feet long and 120-tons, with loaded dimensions of 14-feet high, 16-feet wide and 155-feet long was once used during World War II.

WCS worked closely with Bigge Crane & Rigging and several agencies such as Caltrans to move the barrel on a custom, 10-axel transport trailer.

Moved from Nevada, the gun is being displayed outside Batter Townsley, which was a US harbor defense site during WWII and in preserving the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

 

In 2011, WCS coordinated all permits and road closures for the heaviest loads on record in California. The third of four total loads, again hauling an old steamed generator, will soon move from San Onofre to Utah.  

While the load weighs approximately 1.6 million ponds and is 16’9 tall, 20-feet wide and 400-feet long, it is no longer the heaviest load to travel in California.

In March of this year, WCS coordinated all permits, road closures and traffic and pedestrian control for the movement of “The Rock,” a 340-ton boulder transported from Riverside County to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art where it is now part of Michael Heizer’s ‘Levitated Mass’ exhibit.

The old steamed generator is expected to move in November of this year, and will travel at low speeds on surface streets during the night.

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.

 

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.

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.

 

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.