Virginia

PERMITS:
Permits are valid for 13 days. Driver must have permit prior to entering the state.

TRAVEL TIME:
Sunrise to sunset, Monday through Saturday. Overweight or over length only, if length is not over 85’ including rear overhang are allowed continuous travel.

RESTRICTED TRAVEL:
No travel is permitted within the corporate limits of cities/towns between the hours of 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. or 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., except for overweight or over length only, if length is not over 85’, including rear overhang.  No travel on major holidays and holiday weekends from noon the preceding weekday.

LEGAL DIMENSIONS:
Width: 8’6″
Height: 13’6″
Length: 48′ semitrailer/53′ semitrailer, with 41′ kingpin to center of rear tandem; 65′ on secondary highways
Weight: 80,000 Gross; Single – 20,000; Tandem – 34,000; Tridem – 42,500 (9′ axle spacing)

ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:
Width: 15′
Height: 15′
Length: 150′
Weight: Single – 24,000; Tandem – 44,000; Tridem – 53,300; Quad – 63,000

ESCORTS:
On Interstate Highways:
Width: Over 12′ – 1 escort; over 14′ – 2 escorts; over 16′ – 3 escorts; over 18′ – case-by-case basis
Height: Over 14’5″ – 1 escort with height pole
Length: Over 120′ – 1 escort; over 150′ – 2 escorts; over 200′ – case-by-case basis
Overhang: Over 3’6″ passenger side overhang – 1 escort; over 5′ passenger side overhang – 2 escort; over 10′ front or 15′ rear – 1 escort
On 2-lane highways:
Width: Over 12′ – 2 escorts; over 14′ – 3 escorts; over 16′ – 4 escorts; over 18′ – case-by-case basis
Height: Over 14’5″ – 1 escort with height pole
Length: Over 85’ – 1 escort; over 150 – 2 escorts; over 200′ – case-by-case basis
Overhang: Over 3’6″ passenger side overhang – 1 escort; over 5′ passenger side overhang – 2 escort; over 10′ front or 15′ rear – 1 escort

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:
“Oversize Load” signs are required on all over-dimensional permit loads. Flags at least 12″ square must be placed at the extremities of a vehicle load to identify over width or secured at the end of the load to identify overhang.