Department of Transportation Highways Division
Aliiaimoku Building
869 Punchbowl Street, Room 513
Honolulu, HI 96813
Oahu District Engineer: (808) 831-6700
Kauai District Engineer: (808) 241-3000
Hawaii District Engineer: (808) 933-8866
Maui District Engineer: (808) 873-3535

Hours of Business

7:30AM - 4:30 PM (Pacific time)


When escorts are needed & number of escorts required

  • Width over 12′ on all highways requires 1 Front escort
  • Width over 14′ on all highways requires 2 escorts (Front & Rear)

Super loads

Any load over 16′ wide is considered a super load.

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

Travel is allowed during daylight hours, except during peak hours. Travel may be restricted on state highways from 5:00AM-8:30AM and 3:00PM-6:00PM. Operating time is specified on the permit.
Night travel may be authorized in the permit for oversize or overweight vehicles.

Weekend travel

Authorized weekend travel will also be noted on the permit. Movement on Saturdays and Sundays may be permitted at the discretion of the district engineer.

Holiday travel

May be authorized by the state permit office.