West Virginia

PERMITS:
Permits are valid for 5 days. Driver must have permit prior to entering the state.

TRAVEL TIME:
Sunrise to sunset, Monday through Friday, plus the following for weekend movement:  On Interstate and divided routs, weekend running is allowed if dimensions do not exceed 14’6″ high, 14′ wide, 95′ long or 15′ total overhang.  On US and selected WV routes, weekend running is allowed when not exceeding 14′ high, 12′ wide, 75′ long, and 10′ total overhang.  On all other routes, weekend running is allowed when not exceeding 13’6″ high, 12′ wide, 75′ long, and 10′ total overhang.  Overweight only, not exceeding 110,000 pounds gross are allowed 24/7 movement.  Overweight only, exceeding 110,000 pounds gross can only travel sunrise to sunset, Monday through Friday.

RESTRICTED TRAVEL:
No travel is allowed on major holidays and holiday weekends.

WEST VIRGINIA TURNPIKE:
No night running or overnight parking is allowed on the Parkway so cutoff time for entry depends on the time of year.  Vehicles/loads over 14′ wide are restricted to Monday through Thursday movement, no Friday movement allowed.  Most of the other over dimensional rules are the same as on the Interstates in West Virginia.

LEGAL DIMENSIONS:
Width: 8’6″ Interstate and designated roads, 8′ on non-designated.
Height: 13’6″
Length: 53′ trailer or load on Interstate and designated highways, (with measurement from rear tractor axle to trailer first axle not to exceed 37′)
Overhang: 3′ front, 6′ rear
Weight: 80,000 Gross on designated routes, 65,000 local routes; Single – 20,000; Tandem – 34,000; Tridem – 42spacing spacing)

ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:
Width: 16′
Height: No limit if route can accommodate
Length: No limit if route can accommodate
Weight: 120,000 Gross; Single – 28,000; Tandem – 45,000; Tridem – 50,000; Quad – 55,000

ESCORTS:

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MISCELLANEOUS:
Bulldozers may be hauled with the blades on, as long as the blade is angled away from oncoming traffic and the total width does not exceed 14′. If the blade exceeds 14′ wide, the blade must be removed and hauled on a separate trailer.

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:
“Oversize Load” signs are required for all oversize loads. Red flags, 18″ square, should be displayed on each corner of the load.