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MD 314 Bridge #5011 over Choptank River is restricted to legal weight [Caroline] UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE MD 318/MD 313 No permit loads allowed on MD 318/MD 313 over the Marshyhope Creek RD until [Caroline] further notice.
MD 355 Nothing over 13’6” in height between Route 80 and Route 121 [Frederick] UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
MD 355 Nothing over 10'6" wide southbound MD 355 ramp from SB I-270 [Montgomery] UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
MD 381 No permitted loads allowed on MD 381 between Mattawoman Drive and Missouri Ave.
[Prince George] MD 382 Special Escort on MD 382 required for all permits loads [Prince George's) UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
MD 495 Nothing over 11’ wide over Bridge #11034 (Crabtree Creek) near Swanton until [Garrett] further notice.
MD 495 Nothing over 10’wide between Rock Lodge road (MP 13.69) and Durst Road [Garrett] (MP 18.62) until further notice. (Beginning April 18th, 2011) MD-10 09/14 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual MD 550 MD 550 south of Woodsboro over Israel’s Creek –Width reduced to 11 feet due [Frederick] to construction until further notice.
MD 560 No permit loads at the Railroad Crossings in Lock Lynn Heights until further [Garrett] notice.
MD 695 Nothing over 10’ wide or 65 ft. long (@ Exit 44) (Any loads over 120,000 lbs must [Baltimore] have a bridge review.)
CLOSED TO PERMT LOADS
[Baltimore] MD 424 Between MD 3 and MD 2 - closed to permit loads.
[Anne Arundel] MD 450 Between MD 3 and I-97 - closed to permit loads.
[Anne Arundel] MD 450 No moves over 11' wide between MD 564 and Whitfield Chapel Rd.
[Prince George's] US 11 Nothing over 14’ high under Bridge #2111203 and 2111204 over I-70 until further [Washington] notice.
[Worcester] MD 702 No permits on MD 702 beyond Eastern Ave. 5-ton road restrictions.
LOCAL ROAD RESTRICTIONS/LOCAL AREA RESTRICTIONSJOPPA ROAD No moves over 15’ High from US 1 @ Ebenezer Rd to MD 147 EB/WB (Harford Rd) Company must submit a certified, signed and dated route survey evaluation to be considered for approval.
MONTGOMERY & Loads over 12' wide front and rear escort required on 2-lane undivided PRINCE GEORGE'S highways in Prince George's and Montgomery counties.
NO PERMIT LOADS ALLOWED ON MacARTHUR BLVD.TOWN OF Excessive oversize/overweight moves traveling in the town of Ocean OCEAN CITY City are required to have a police escort. (A $50.00 fee will be assessed by the Ocean City Police Department). (Telephone 410-723-6610) TOWN OF Over width loads must move 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. only thru Ocean City OCEAN CITY from June 13 until September l5. Anything wider than 16' must GET District approval from Mr. Dennis Rogers (Telephone 30l-632-0511).
FT. MCHENRY No moves over 11' wide, 14'6" high, 85' long or 55 tons permitted
TUNNELBALTIMORE HARBOR No moves over 8’ wide or 13’6” high permitted
TUNNELSPECIAL NOTE: Anything 14'6" or higher must have a vertical pole on front (HEIGHT ) escort to check height.
MARYLAND HAULING PERMIT UNIT: 1-800-543-4564 or 410-582-5734 7491 Connelley Drive Hanover, Maryland 21076 Online Permits: https://ahps.roads.maryland.gov/ahps/default.asp (You must establish an account to use this online system) General EMAIL- MdMotorCarrier@sha.state.md.us or email@example.com Hauling Permit Supervisors: firstname.lastname@example.org (Josette) 410-582-5723 Technical Support - email@example.com (Tina) 410-582-5724 firstname.lastname@example.org (Josette) 410-582-5731 Accounting /Billing issues- email@example.com (Cynthia) 410-582-5725
Contact One hour before crossing:
Lane Bridge 410-295-8150 Nice Bridge 301-259-4444 Hatem Bridge 410-537-1197 JFK Highway 410-537-1108 Francis Scott Key Bridge 410-633-1092 Ft. McHenry Tunnel 410-537-1230 Conowingo Dam 410-398-8101 MD-11 09/14 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual
TOLL FACILITIES NOTESLane Memorial Bridge Lt. Neil Jester, Sgt. Charles Torbeck Rt. 50 & 301 Phone: (410) 295‐ 8150 Length – No Limit Height (Bridge) – 15’‐ 6” Width – 15’ Height (Toll Plaza) – 14’‐ 6” Weight – 60 tons NOTE: When crossing Lane Bridge expect Major Delays…….
Governor Nice Bridge Lt. Boarman Rt. 301 Phone: (301) 259‐ 4444 Length – No Limit Height – 16’ Width – 12’ (Note: Special Permission needed if over 12’) Weight – 60 tons Hatem Bridge 1st Sgt. Joseph F. Scott Rt. 40E Phone: (410) 537‐ 1977 Length – No Limit Height (Eastbound) – 14’‐ 3” Height (Westbound) – 15’‐ 6” Width – 10’ (Construction) Weight – 60 tons John F. Kennedy Highway Lt. Mark Carter I‐ 95 Phone: (410) 537‐ 1150 Length – No Limit Height – 15’ (Note: Special Permission over 15’) Width – 20’ Weight – 75 tons Francis Scott Key Bridge Lt. Victoria Davis, 1st Sgt. Michele Hinchliff I‐ 695 Phone: (410) 633‐ 1092 Length – No Limit Height – 14’‐ 6” Width – 14’ Weight – 60 tons NOTE: Police escort required when crossing Key Bridge (12’ wide and over) Fort McHenry Tunnel Capt. Corey McKenzie, 1st Sgt. Ronce Alford I‐ 95 Phone: (410) 537‐ 1230 Length – 85’ Height – 14’‐ 6” Width – 11’ Weight – 60 ton Moving heavy equipment at railroad crossing.
(a) Application of Section — Unless a person has complied with this section, he may not drive or move on or across any railroad grade crossing any power shovel, derrick, roller, crawler-type tractor, or other
equipment or structure that has:
(1) A normal operating speed of 10 miles an hour or less; or (2) A vertical body or load clearance, measured above the level surface of a roadway, of less than;
(i) One-half inch for each foot of the distance between any two adjacent axles; or (1) A normal operating speed of 10 miles an hour or less; or (2) A vertical body or load clearance, measured above the level surface of a roadway, of less than;
(i) One-half inch for each foot of the distance between any two adjacent axles; or (ii) 9 inches.
(b) Notice of Intended Crossing — Before any person drives or moves any equipment described in
subsection (a) of this section on or across any railroad grade crossing, the person shall:
(1) Notify an agent of the railroad of his intention; and (2) Afford the railroad reasonable time to provide proper protection at the crossing.
MD-12 09/14 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual (c) Duty to Stop, Look, and Listen — When the person approaches the crossing he:
(1) Shall stop within 50' but not less than 15' from the nearest rail in the crossing.
(2) While stopped, shall listen and look in both directions along the track for any approaching or passing railroad train and for any signals indicating the approach or passage of a railroad train;
and (3) May not proceed until he can do so safely.
(d) Obedience to Signals — (1) The person may not proceed if a warning is given by an automatic signal, crossing flagman, or otherwise of the immediate approach or passage of a railroad train.
(2) If the railroad provides a flagman, the person may proceed over the crossing only at the direction of the flagman.
Online permit application processing is not currently available. Hauling Permit Unit customers can contact:
(410)582-5724, (410)582-5731 or (410)582-5725.
The Automated Hauling Permit System (AHPS) is available to ALL customers. To access the online permitting system you must first establish an account. Since we now accept credit cards you are no longer required to obtain a credit bond, escrow account or an irrevocable letter of credit. You may create an account and pay for permits via credit card and e-check. To establish an account we require basic company information which consists of company name, address, phone #,dot#, fein#, for users accessing the system first and last name (takes about 2 minutes to setup an account).
For companies who wish to setup an account using a credit bond a minimum credit bond amount of $1000 is required.
(Note: You are being bonded for $1000 not paying $1000). If you choose to open an escrow account or use an irrevocable letter of credit you will need to determine your estimated monthly volume (dollar amount) and determine the amount you will need. We will need to have the original bond and irrevocable letter of credit on file. Escrow account users can make payments to their online account using credit card and e-check payment options.
SPECIAL NOTESRecent Changes Effective 7/1/12 State Highways Motor Carriers Division allows its customers to display hauling permits and attachments on an electronic device (smart phones, IPads, laptops etc.). Permits may be emailed or sent electronically in a pdf format.
The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association is pleased to publish this Oversize/ Overweight Permit Manual.
Each state analysis includes information in a standardized format: contact, legal limits, special permit limits, general restrictions, types of permits available, fees, escort needs, fines, and restricted travel areas. Telephone numbers, locations, and hours of operation are listed for ports of entry and permit branches. However, readers are always advised to check with the state offices on current laws and procedures. This project could not have been completed without the advice and consultation of many state officials. We thank all of those who provided permit manuals, maps, laws, regulations, and various other forms of documentation.
Legal Notice This SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual is intended only to provide concise, easily read information, useful in planning movements of overdimensional and overweight loads. This Permit Manual is not intended to be an accurate summary of all the applicable laws and regulations. Users of the Permit Manual should confirm the information contained herein before dispatching vehicles and loads. The SC&RA cautions Permit Manual users that state laws and regulations are subject to change without notice, and that some time elapses between the effective date of such changes and the amendment of the Permit Manual to reflect those changes. The SC&RA assumes no responsibility for accident, injury, loss or claim, penalties or any other damage resulting from reliance on the contents of this Permit Manual.
If load exceeds any of these dimensions or weights, refer to section on Super Loads.
PERMIT RESTRICTIONSGeneral – Permits cover only those routes or sections of routes designated as state highway. The permit is void on all sections of roadway under control of the Massachusetts Turnpike Interstate 90 and connectors.
Contact MassDOT at 781-431-5148.
Single trip permits are valid for five (5) consecutive days.
Extensions/Revisions - Will revise on a case by case basis. In some situations a verbal revision will be given.
Operating Time - As a general rule, except as otherwise provided herein, all over-dimensional and overweight vehicles with a permit may travel from Monday morning 12:01 a.m. - 12:00 noon on Saturday except for special exceptions. Vehicles between 12' and 14' wide, over 80' but not exceeding 114' in length and over 13'11" height may travel under permit only during daylight hours (sunrise to sunset) except that no such travel shall be allowed between the hours of 7:00 am – 9:00 am and between the hours of 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Vehicles over 14' wide, and/or over 115' long may travel between the hours of 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and only on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Lift Axles - Lift axles must bear its full share of the load on the roadway surface.
Reducible load permits are issued to vehicles carrying bulk materials such as sand, gravel, logs, trash, and petroleum in tankers, etc. Permits are issued for one year. (Maximum permitted weight will not exceed gross vehicle weight rating or Massachusetts' maximum limits.) Normally a permit may not be issued for oversize vehicles if in the opinion of the Department, a load can be divided or arranged so as to conform with the following size limitations: width 8' 6", height 13' 6", single vehicle except buses 40', bus 45', articulated bus 60'. Components must be detached. All pieces over 14' wide must be reduced. If a component, which is detached, creates the overweight it must be hauled separately. Non-reducible load permit are valid for five consecutive days.
Pup trailer permits: these regulations will permit a 3-axle truck weighing up to 60,000 pounds, including cargo, to travel in combination with a 2-axle trailer, weighting up to 25,000 pounds, including cargo, with the combination length not to exceed 65 feet. The permit allows a combination to operate on state highways and throughways specified in the Regulations. The purpose is to allow a more fuel and cost efficient transport of bulky materials, e.g. recyclable materials.
Self-propelled Equipment No restriction apply to the house of operations of hydraulic cranes 11' wide or less and not more than 49' 11" long operating under their own power, except for Route 95, Route 93 and the Central Artery restrictions.
Other types of cranes operating under their own power shall travel under permit during daylight hours except no travel will be allowed between the hours of 7:00 - 9:00 A.M. or 3:00 - 7:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.
Intermodal (Containers) Components must be detached. All pieces over 14' wide must be reduced. If a component, which is detached, creates the overweight it must be hauled separately.
Manufactured Housing/Mobile Homes No permit will be granted and no travel on state highways will be allowed for modular sectional or mobile homes exceeding 13' 6" in total height. Maximum length, 100 feet. Modular, sectional or mobile homes between 12' and 14' wide may travel only under permit during daylight hours Monday through Friday, except that no such travel will be allowed between the hours of 7:00 - 9:00 A.M. or between the hours of 3:30 - 7:00 P.M. The maximum width for a modular, sectional or mobile home is 16', but there are limited routes available. Call for details.
Wooden Trusses Maximum length: 100 feet Maximum width: 14' 5" Maximum height: 13' 6" Pools Maximum width: 14' 6" Maximum height with survey:14' 2" Road Flaggers and Police Details – Regulation 701 C.M.R. Section 7.00, effective October 3, 2008 addresses responsibilities of road flaggers and police details (including flagger training and work zone instruction).
Insurance - Must comply with Federal regulations. Public liability insurance affording coverage of not less than $1,000,000/2,000,000 for all damages arising from bodily injury including death and $1,000,000 for property damages including general, automobile and contractual liability.
Must carry minimum insurance of $750/500/10 for all ICC carriers.
Weekend/Night Travel - Saturday and Sunday until 12:00 noon.
Holiday - Travel is prohibited on the following holidays:
New Year's Day Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day The State Permit Office will be closed on the above-mentioned holidays as well as Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Columbus Day and Veteran's Day, but travel is not restricted on these additional days.
No movements are allowed between noon the day preceding and noon the day following the above listed holidays. Otherwise, travel is allowed on State Highways from Monday morning at 12:01 A.M. to noon on Saturday and Sunday morning from 12:01 A.M. to noon.
Inclement Weather – No spring weight restrictions. A permit shall temporarily be suspended if determined by Mass Highway that there is inclement weather, reconstruction or other conditions that would cause a hazard to the people of the state. Mass Highway may restrict movement in certain areas and for certain times depending on the dimensions of the vehicle. The restrictions will be printed on the permit.