Connecticut

PERMITS:
Permits are valid for 3 days.

TRAVEL TIME:
Daylight travel only (one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset); no weekend or holiday travel allowed. Loads 12′ wide or over 14′ high can only travel Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

RESTRICTED TRAVEL:
No travel on major holidays.  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.

LEGAL DIMENSIONS:
Width: 8’6″
Height: 13’6″
Length: 48′ trailer
Note: 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′.
Overhang: No permit needed for overhang, but overhang over 4’ needs to be flagged for day and lighted for night.
Weight: 80,000 Gross; Single – 22,400; Tandem – 40,000; Tridem – 60,000

ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:
Width:16′
Height: 14′
Length: 130′
Weight: Single – 22,400; Tandem – 40,000; Tridem – 60,000.
Note -Over 14′ wide, 14′ high or 120 long is considered a Super Load.

ESCORTS:
Width: Over 12′ – 1 escort; over 13’6″ – 2 escorts; 15′ or greater – 3 escorts.
Height:  Over 14′ – 1 escort with pole (route survey required before ordering permit). Over 15’1″ high AND 16’6″ wide or greater – 1 escort and 2 State Police. Over 15’3″ – 1 escort and 2 State Police
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.

MISCELLANEOUS:
When hauling equipment with a blade up to 14′ wide, blade can remain attached.  If overweight and weight can be reduced by removing the blade, then the blade must be hauled separately.

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:
“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.