Colorado

PERMITS:
Permits are valid for 5 days.

TRAVEL TIME:
Sunrise to Sunset. Overweight only vehicles, not in excess of 110,000 pounds GVW are granted continuous travel. Up to 12′ wide, night travel is allowed with proper lighting, see “signs and lights” below. Over 12′ wide but not over 14′ wide requires an escort for night running.

RESTRICTED TRAVEL:
Curfew times are shown on the addendum that accompanies a permit. Travel is prohibited during peak hours of 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Eisenhower Tunnel on I-70: maximum overall height allowed is 13’11”. Higher loads use US6 to bypass the tunnel. Over 11′ wide permitted loads must pull over and call to get clearance to pass through tunnel. Loads into or out of Denver require a city permit for city streets. No oversize movement is EVER allowed where the “Chain Law” is in effect. Overweight ONLY are allowed to chain up and proceed as conditions allow. Chain Law is generally in effect from September 1st through May 31st on I-70 from M.M 133-M.M 259.

LEGAL DIMENSIONS:
Width: 8’6″
Height: 14′ 6″ designated highways, 13′ non-designated.
Length: 57’4″ trailer and load legal on interstate or designated highways.
Overhang: 4′ front, 10′ rear. Over 4′ rear needs lighting for night running
Weight: 80,000 Gross on Interstate; 85,000 on non-Interstate; Steer – 20,000; Single – 20,000; Tandem – 36,000; Tridem – 54,000

ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:
Width: 17′
Height: 16’ over 14’6” requires a survey
Length: 130′ (4-lane highways).
Overhang: 25′ front, 35′ rear.
Weight: Single – 22,000-27,000; Tandem – 42,000-50,000; Tridem – 55,000-65,000;
Quad– up to 72,000 max.
Maximum permitted weights depend on route classification and axle spacing.
Loads exceeding 17′ wide or 200,000 GVW are Super Loads.

ESCORTS:
Width: See table below.
Height: Over 16′ – 1 escort with height pole. Over 17’6″ requires a route survey.
Length: Over 85′ on some portions of 2 and 4-lane highways – 1 escort. Over 110′ on 2-lane or over 115′ on 4 or more lanes – 1 escort.
Overhang: Over 15′ front and over 25′ rear – 1 escort.
Note: All pilot car vehicles must be over 60″ wide for Colorado.

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MISCELLANEOUS:
Dozer blade can be detached and hauled with the dozer on same trailer if the load would be overweight with or without the blade. Colorado Chain Law: All commercial vehicle truck-tractors operating on I-70 between Dotsero (milepost 133) and Morrison (milepost 259) between September 1st to May 31st must carry sufficient chains to be in compliance with the Colorado chain law. You can be fined for failure to comply.

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:
“Oversize Load” signs are required front and rear for all oversize loads. They are not required and should not be used for overweight ONLY loads. Flags are required at all four corners of any extremities for wide and over length loads, and at the end of load projections greater than 4 feet. For night travel of wide loads < 12′, a flashing yellow light mounted on front of the vehicle and two or three mounted to the extreme rear are required. Over length or with rear overhang (over 10′) may run at night with a flashing yellow light mounted to front of vehicle and from one to three cluster lights mounted to overhang (red for rear overhang, yellow for front overhang). For night travel with legal overhang (10′ rear or less) but greater than 4′ rear, a red light or lantern plainly visible for 500 feet is required at the end of load projection.