State Police : (785) 296-6800
OD Permits : (785) 368-6501
Road Conditions : Live Map
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Registration maximum weight (cab card) : 85500
Operating time : One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, seven days a week and holidays. Over weight only with legal dimensions can have night travel, provided a permit is obtained to authorize it.
EXEMPTIONS : Poles, beams, steel pipes and construction steel loads may be up to 85' long overall (vehicle and load) without a permit as long as trailer does not exceed 59'6" (daylight travel only), and if other dimensions are legal.
Weights : Single – 22,000 Tandem – 45,000 Tridem – 60,000 Quad – 65,000 To permit for overweight, you tractor be registered for 85,500, or pay extra for a trip permit. Note: When overweight on any axle group, all axles must be down. Loads exceeding 150,000 pounds GVW is considered as a Super Load. Loads in excess of 80,000 GVW, the unit must be registered for 85,500.
Size : Width: 16'6" Height: 18' (Depends on clearances. Over 17' high requires notification of all appropriate utilities before making the move). Length: 126'. Loads exceeding these dimensions considered as a Super Load.
KANSAS TURNPIKE: Width up to 12'6 allowed to travel without escort, 24 hours a day seven days a week (must have proper lighting traveling nights). Over 12'6 wide up to 14' wide can travel daytime without escort. Maximum width is 16', 125' long. Maximum height is 14' without special approval from a Turnpike Highway Patrol Officer. Maximum weights: 20,000 single, 34,000 tandem, 42,000 triple, 50,000 quad. Maximum gross weight 120,000. Turnpike phone: (316) 682-4537.
Escorts :Width: Over 16'6" or when transporting large structures on 4-lane highways – 2 escorts; Over 14' on highways less than 4 lanes – 2 escorts, or "Except for super loads and large structures, the rear escort may be eliminated if a warning light is attached to the top of the towing vehicle and to the rear of the load and is mounted no less than two feet or more than eight feet above the surface of the road." Height: Over 18' – 1 escort with height pole. Over 17' high requires notification of all appropriate utilities before making the move.
Signs : "Oversize Load" signs are required for all loads moving under a permit. Red flags must be attached to each side of widest part of wide load, and to the rear of all over length loads. If overhang is over legal limits, end of overhanging object must be flagged and “a lamp shall be placed at the end of the load to make the overhang more visible during periods of hazy daylight.” Overweight only loads need "Oversize Load" signs when running in daylight, but they must be taken off if running at night.
General : Permits valid for seven days. Permit is normally obtained prior to entering state. Permits can also be obtained at Ports of Entry. (You need proof of insurance in vehicle if you buy permit at a POE).