State Police : (860) 685-8190
OD Permits : (860) 594-2880
Road Conditions : Live Map
Registration maximum weight (cab card) : Must match operating weight.
Operating time : Daylight only (one-half hour after sunrise to one-half hour before sunset), no weekends or holidays. Weekend travel is not allowed for overweight only loads. No moves 6:30 to 9:00 a.m. or 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Loads 13'6" wide or over 14' high can only travel Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The State of Connecticut is continuing its pilot program allowing some weekend travel. Weekend travel is allowed daylight to 12:00 noon Saturday and Sunday if load does not exceed 12’ wide, 13’6” high, 80’ long, or 120,000 lbs on 5 or more axles. Weekend must be requested when ordering permit. Pilot program is subject to change.
No travel on major holidays (New Years, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas). If holiday falls on Monday, shut down is at 12:00 noon on Friday. For Thanksgiving and Christmas, shut down is at 12:00 noon on the day before the Holiday. Ask the Permit Office to verify, as these may be subject to change from year to year.
Weights : Single – 22,400 Tandem – 40,000 Tri Axle – 60,000. Connecticut does not go strictly by axle weights. They will go as high as 25,000 on a single, providing that the manufacturer’s rating is not exceeded and provided that the gross is within the limits stated above for 5, 6 or 7 axles. Over 14' wide, 14' high or 120 long is considered a Super Load. Over 140,000 lbs. requires an engineer review. Note: the maximum superload width in Massachusetts is 16 feet.
Size : Width 16' .Height 15' (Route survey required for height over 14'); 13'6” is the maximum height for any kind of building. Length: 120'.
Escorts : Width: Over 12' – 1 escort on divided highways, 2 on undivided highways; over 13'6" – 2 escorts, 15' (over 14’11”) – 3 escorts. Height: Over 14' – 1 escort with pole (route survey required before ordering permit). Over 15'3" – 2 or more State Police escorts. Length: Divided Highway over 100' – 1 escort, over 120' – 2 escorts. Undivided Highway over 80' – 1 escort; over 100' – 2 escorts. Overhang: Over 25' – 1 escort likely.
Signs : "Oversize Load" signs are required on loads over 10' wide or 13'6" high. Over 4' of overhang must be flagged during the day and lighted at night. Flags are required on all corners of the permitted vehicle on any oversize or overweight load, and on widest points of wide loads.
General : Permits valid for three days. 53' semi-trailer is only legal on Interstate and Designated Highways if the distance between the kingpin and the center of the rear axle does not exceed 43'. (Kingpin setting does not matter on a single piece O/D load permit but the 43’ maximum does apply on a multiple piece load, even when the extra pieces are legal size). Note: You can be fined $750 if you have a 53' semi-trailer traveling without a permit and kingpin setting over 43' if you are traveling empty unless the return trip is shown on your permit!. : No permit need for overhang, but overhang over 4’ needs flagged for day and lighted for night.