State Police : (505) 827-9300
OD Permits : (505) 476-2475
Road Conditions : Live Map
Registration maximum weight (cab card) : 80000
Operating time : Sunrise to Sunset, over weight only can have continuous travel Loads not exceeding 12’6” wide, 14’6” high, 90’ long and/or 120,000 pounds can have continuous travel on Interstate and 4-lane highway but must be requested.
Movement prohibited between the hours of 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the municipalities of Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Espanola. In Santa Fe, movement is also prohibited between the hours of 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., except for SR599. Curfew times do not apply to I-25 through Santa Fe, but they do apply on Interstates in Albuquerque. No movement is allowed when inclement weather such as snow, ice, fog, rain, dust or any other weather condition that restricts visibility to less than 1000', or when wind speed is 25 miles per hour or more. No travel on major holidays. Closure may start at noon on the day before Holiday.
Weights : 5 axles – 105,000, 6 axles – 119,000, 7 axles – 127,000 .Single – 23,000 on Interstate, 18,000 – 20,000 all other roads, depending on spacings. Tandem – 46,000, Tri Axle – 60,000, Quad – 68,000 Note: NM treats a 10+' spread combination as a tandem rather than two singles.
Size : Width: Depends on routes. Height: Depends on routes. 16' needs a route survey; 18' needs utility surveys and clearance from municipal and local authorities. Length: Depends on routes.
Escorts : Width: Over 14' – 1 escort (a few routes require an escort for over 12' wide); over 20' – police escort and flagman Height: Over 16; – 1 escort and route survey (some routes may require route survey for lower heights) Length: Over 90' – 1 escort; over 110' – 2 escorts.
Signs : "Oversize Load" or “Wide Load" signs required on front of towing unit and on rear of load for any oversize, overweight or overweight only load. Red flags at least 12" square must be affixed to front right and left sides of towing unit and to each corner of the load. Towing vehicles pulling oversize loads that exceed 12' wide may display an amber rotating flashing beacon atop the cab.
General : Permits valid for three days. They can be purchased at Ports of Entry provided the size of the load does not require a bridge check or route survey. Bulldozer blades and arms over 14' wide (measured at right angles to the trailer axis) shall be detached and hauled in a manner to not create a safety hazard. Bulldozer blades shorter than 14' wide may be hauled without being detached provided the bulldozer is firmly supported. If buckets, blades, counterweights, etc., are easy to remove, they must be removed, but can be hauled with the load. Blade can be detached and hauled with the bulldozer on same trailer if the load would be overweight with or without the blade. It should be stated on the permit. On wide loads, side mirrors must extend far enough to avoid view being blocked by the load.