Connecticut
Bureau of Highway Operations
Oversize & Overweight Permits
Room 111
P.O. Box 317546
Newington, Connecticut, 06131-7546
T: (860) 594-2880

Hours of Business

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Eastern time)

Escorts

When escorts are needed and number of escorts required

ON DIVIDED HIGHWAYS
Width: maximum 16′ wide

  • Up to 12′ is a legal load and no escort is required
  • Greater than 12′ up to 13’6″ requires 1 Rear escort
  • Greater than 13’6″ requires 2 escorts (Front and Rear)
  • 15′ or more requires 3 escorts (1 Front and 2 Rear)
  • Over 13’5″ wide and more than 15′ high requires 2 state police escorts (Front and Rear)

Height

  • Greater than 14’0” requires 1 Front escort
  • 15’1” high or greater and 13’6” width or wider requires 1 Front escort and 2 state police escorts (Front and Rear)
  • 15’4” high or greater requires 1 Front escort and 2 state police escorts (Front and Rear)

Length

  • Greater than 100′ requires 1 Rear escort
  • Greater than 119′ requires 2 escorts (Front and Rear)

Overhang

  • 25′ front or rear overhand requires 1 Rear escort

ON UNDIVIDED HIGHWAYS
Width: maximum 16′ wide

  • Up to 12′ is a legal load and no escort is required
  • Greater than 12′ up to 13’6″ requires 1 Front escort
  • Greater than 13’6″ requires 2 escorts (Front and Rear)
  • 15′ or more requires 3 escorts (1 Front and 2 Rear)
  • Over 13’5″ wide and more than 15′ high requires 2 state police escorts (Front and Rear)

Height

  • Greater than 14’0” requires 1 Front escort
  • 15’1” high or greater and 13’6” width or wider requires 1 Front escort and 2 state police escorts (Front and Rear)
  • 15’4” high or greater requires 1 Front escort and 2 state police escorts (Front and Rear)

Length

  • Greater than 90′ requires 1 Rear escort
  • Greater than 100′ requires 2 escorts (Front and Rear)
  • Greater than 119′ requires 2 escorts (Front and Rear)

Overhang

  • 25′ front or rear overhand requires 1 Rear escort

Notes:

  • Routes, heights, character of load, and traffic volume also determine escorts requirements on case-by-case basis
  • Convoying is not permitted

MOBILE/MODULAR/SECTIONAL HOUSING
Width: maximum 16′ wide

  • Up to 10′ is a legal load and no escort is required
  • Greater than 10′ up to 13’6″ requires 1 Rear escort on divided highways and 1 Front escort on undivided highways
  • Greater than 13’6″ requires 2 escorts (Front and Rear) on both divided and undivided highways
  • Night moves (pilot program) for loads greater than 14′ require 2 escorts (Front and Rear) and 1 state police escort (Rear) on both divided and undivided highways

Length (maximum 66′ box and 90′)

  • Greater than 80′ requires 1 Rear escort on undivided highways
  • Greater than 85′ requires 2 escorts (Front and Rear) on both divided and undivided highways
  • Greater than 90′ requires an additional 1 Rear escort on undivided highways
  • Night moves (pilot program) for loads greater than 90′ up to a maximum of 104′ long require 2 escorts (Front and Rear) and 1 state police escort (Rear) on both divided and undivided highways

Superloads:

WIDTH: > 16’
HEIGHT: > 16’
LENGTH: > 150’
WEIGHT: > 200,000 lbs

Escort vehicle requirements can differ significantly by state in terms of mandatory driver qualifications, training, certifications, vehicle weights, obligatory signage/flags/lighting, necessary onboard equipment, and more. The ODS team can provide you with all additional requirements specific to your route.

Operating Times

One-half hour after sunrise to one-half hour before sunset, Monday through Friday and weekend travel permits are available for loads not exceeding 13’6″ wide or greater and/or over 14′ high, or 120′ long. These can travel Tuesday through Thursday, between 9:00AM and 4:00PM.

Holidays

No travel is permitted on New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, or Christmas Day.

Restrictions

Certain towns, routes and bridges are subject to maximum weights based on axle configuration. Contact the ODS team for specifics.