November 18, 2011

Some delays in CA permit issuance could be in the near future.

Beginning Dec. 5 Caltrans’ South Region Transportation Permits Office will move to Sacramento, although permit communcations are already being handled by the Sacramento office (effective Monday, Nov. 21).

This office, which was located in San Bernardino, was responsible for approximately 65 percent of oversize and overweight permit issuance.

For more information please visit http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/traffops/permits/.

The second of four of the heaviest loads to ever travel on California roads will begin an 800-mile journey in San Diego County this weekend.

A 399-foot, 1.611 million-pound trailer will depart from San Onofre, CA carrying an expired steamed generator destined for Clive, UT.

WCS Permits obtained over 20 highway permits to move the load and worked closely with Perkins Specialized Transportation who constructed the trailer for the generator, and WCS’ sister company Right of Way Inc., who is providing Southern California traffic control for the load.

In July, the first expired generator was moved successfully from San Onofre to Clive over a three-week period as the load primarily travels at night on surface streets

WCS Permits is coordinated all permits and road closures for the heaviest loads on record in California. A total of four superloads will move, which weigh 1.611 million pounds and are 399 feet long, 20 feet wide and 16 feet, nine inches high. The load, an expired steamed generator, is moving from San Onofre, CA to Clive, UT beginning in mid June. The trailer has 222 tires.