Rhode Island Oversize/Overweight Permits
PERMITS: Rhode Island oversize permits are valid for five days.
OPERATING TIME: Travel is permitted from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. Weekend travel is not permitted.
|Weight:||80,000 lbs. gross weight
|Height:||Determined by routes and dimensions.|
|Width:||Determined by routes and dimensions.|
|Length:||Determined by routes and dimensions.|
ESCORTS FOR WIDELOAD AND OVERSIZED SHIPPING
When Escorts are Needed:
On 2-Lane Highways:
|Height over 14’||1 escort|
|Length over 80’ up to 90’||1 escort|
|Width over 12’ up to 14’6″||1 escort|
|Width over 14’6″||2 escorts|
|Length over 90’||2 escorts|
|Overhang of 15’ or more||1 escort|
|Ingrequent – overhang of 15’ or more (example: 2-lane highway w/width 12’ or more)||2 escorts|
|Cranes – interstate moves of 12’ or over||2 escorts|
|Building||2 escorts. Also requires a police escort.|
SIGNS & FLAGS
Warning signs are required for all oversize movements. “Oversize Load” signs are to be displayed on the front of the vehicle and at the end of the load for all loads exceeding the legal width, length, or rear overhang. Wide loads require at least two flags and up to six flags mounted at the widest extremities. Overlength vehicles/loads require one flag if the load is less than 2’ wide, and two flags if load is more than 2’ wide. If there is overhang, it requires one flag if the overhang is less than 2’. If there is more than 2’ of overhang, two flags are required – one on each corner.
No travel on major holidays and on VJ Day (2nd Monday in August). Travel may be restricted after 12:00 noon the day before a holiday. No travel is allowed when road conditions, weather conditions, or visibility make traveling hazardous.
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