Wisconsin is hosting an international golf event in Kohler that will increase traffic and limit some oversize permit travel in the area from Friday, Sept. 17 to Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will limit permitting for oversize traffic on certain roadways during the 2021 Ryder Cup. The event restrictions will affect both single trip and annual/multi trip permits.
These restrictions will provide curfew periods. OSOW drivers are required to check the state 511 system (at 511wi.gov) prior to departure for the latest traffic/route updates. Look for the “Trucker Information” tab, where you can add various map layers regarding parking, restrictions, and special events.
OSOW Movement Plan during 2021 Ryder Cup Golf EventFriday, September 17 – Sunday, September 26Ryder Cup restricted highways for all over dimensional loads – Loads that are legal dimension but require an overweight permit are not included in these curfews or restrictions, however drivers must check the state 511 system for latest traffic and restriction updates.
Manitowoc County: I-43 and STH 42 south of Manitowoc County XX/North Avenue
Ryder Cup Restricted hours of operation for all over dimensional loads – Loads that are legal dimension but require an overweight permit are not included in these curfews or restrictions however drivers must check the state 511 system for latest traffic and restriction updates. We ask that all drivers plan for delays and consider alternative routes as spectators make their way to and from the course.
4:00 am to 8:00 am daily for the entire event
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for the entire event
4:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for the entire event
Interstate 16 in Treulten County in Soperton, Georgia is shut down in both directions from Exit 71 to Exit 78 due to a large dump trailer hitting the SR 86 bridge and shifting it nearly six feet. Georgia DOT engineers and contractors are on-site evaluating the situation. There is currently no timeframe for when the closure will be removed and travel lanes will reopen, although some GA DOT officials say it may be as soon as Monday. Oversize load traffic is encouraged to take one of the following detours.
Take Exit 78 – Turn right onto Highway 221 North, left on US 80 West, go through town of Adrian, left onto State Route 15, re-enter I-16 at Exit 71.
Take Exit 71 – Turn right onto Highway 15 through Soperton, left onto State Route 46, left onto State Route 56, re-enter I-16 at Exit 78. WCS Permits is staying in touch with GA DOT to stay up-to-date on updates and will be re-routing customers obtaining oversize load permits to travel through the area.
The I-40 bridge, also known as the Hernando DeSoto “M” bridge, at the Tennessee/Arkansas border which crosses over the Mississippi River will be closed due to a crack in the structure.
The crack was discovered on Monday, May 10 after suffering collision damage.
The Tennessee DOT and Arkansas DOT share responsibility of the bridge and are working with contract crews to mitigate repairs. It is unknown at this time how long repairs will take to complete.
All traffic is being re-routed to I-55.
The TN DOT Bridge Inspection and Repair Office released a repair report and statement. The report notes repairs needed to beams and concrete. The bridge will be thoroughly inspected after repairs are completed, before it is reopened to travel.
Effective Monday, April 12, 2021, 6 a.m., weight restrictions will be lifted on all Michigan state trunkline highways from the southern Michigan border north to and including US-2/US-141 at the Menominee River bridge west of Iron Mountain, then east on US-2 to St. Ignace.
Frost restrictions are still in effect for the remainder of the state and will be imposed and enforced on all state trunkline highways north of US-2 and M-185 on Mackinac Island. State trunk line highways typically carry M, I or US designations.
Weight Restriction information and updates may be obtained by calling 1-800-787-8960. For companies located in Canada or New Jersey, information may be obtained by calling 517-335-0023. On routes designated as “All Season Routes” (green & gold on the MDOT Truck Operators Map), there will be no reduction in legal axle weight. On routes designated as “Seasonal” (solid or dashed red on the MDOT Truck Operators Map), there will be a reduction of 25% for rigid pavements and 35% for flexible pavements.
Extended permits will be valid for oversize loads only in the weight restricted area. Single oversize load permits will not be issued for loads exceeding 14 feet in width, 11 axles and 150 feet in overall length in the weight restricted area. Detailed weight restriction information may be obtained by linking to www.michigan.gov/truckers Please refer to MDOT Truck Operators Map for route designations.
This Spring there will be some major traffic impacts on I-24 and I-75 in Chattanooga, TN taking place over several weeks, and in some cases may limit oversize load travel. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (DOT) released the following info to help detour around closures.
I-24 Bridge replacement over S. Germantown Rd
The first project is the I-24 Bridge replacement over S. Germantown Rd. The bridge will be replaced using Accelerated Bridge Construction, just like Fast Fix Four in Nashville; however, in Chattanooga there are not too many detour options. I-24 will reduce to two lanes in both directions and using both existing ramps and temporary ramps to detour traffic around the bridge on a local frontage road. Due to the topology, we are expecting major impacts to I-24EB and moderate impacts to I-24WB. Additionally, the detour will be a confined space for traffic as it will only be 11’ lanes with 2’ shoulders. It is recommended for this project that oversized loads, including wide loads, use an alternate route.
I-24 at I-75 interchange modification
The other project is I-24 at I-75 interchange modification. The contractor will be utilizing weekend lane closures to complete concrete repairs on I-75. This will involve closing two lanes on either I-75 NB or I-75 SB, while keeping two lanes open. The contractor is allowed 3 weekends for I-75 NB and 4 weekends for I-75SB. Again, traffic will have limited lane widths and several traffic shifts, especially in the NB direction. There is a possibility of the contractor closing the I-75NB to I-24WB ramp to align I-75 NB is its new alignment. The contractor is trying to figure a way to do this under nighttime lane closures though. This project’s restrictions aren’t as critical, but worth the note, especially for oversize/overweight loads.
Here is a current list of state oversize permit offices that are closed due to the storms for today, Wednesday, February 17, 2021. While state offices are closed, no new oversize load or wide load permits will be processed. Everyone at WCS Permits & Pilot Cars is staying in close communication with all states affected by the weather. We will update as we gather more information and updates that come in.
The Permit Office will be closed on Wednesday, February 17 due to inclement weather.
Effective Tuesday, February 16 and Wednesday, February 17 due to inclement weather the size & weight permit offices will be closed. The Commissioner of Public Safety has declared that due to incoming inclement weather, no movement of permitted loads will be allowed Sunday, February 14th through Wednesday, February 17th, 2021.
The permit office will be closed Wednesday, February 17.
Due to the winter storm over the weekend, some motor carrier services are curtailed today:
Our office at Jantzen Beach in Portland is closed due to a power outage. No appointments are allowed.
The scale at Woodburn on I-5 south of Portland is currently closed due to a power outage.
The Salem Registration Office has limited staff. Carriers should anticipate delays when calling in.
The Over-Dimension Permit Office is open, but has a backlog of single-trip permits to work through. Your application will be processed in the order received.
The Commerce and Compliance Division would like to remind carriers of the following during winter conditions:
Oregon’s chain law applies to all highways throughout the state. When you drive in winter conditions, you may see signs telling you to carry chains or traction tires and when you are required to use them.
Movement of oversize loads is not authorized when conditions are hazardous. It is the driver’s responsibility to determine if local road conditions are hazardous, unless the Department of Transportation has closed or posted signs on the highway displaying restrictions due to weather/road conditions in the area.
According to the National Weather Service, a major Nor’easter is expected to last through Tuesday, February 2. The storm will bring strong winds, coastal flooding and heavy snow fall, and travel – especially commercial and oversize travel – are not recommended during the duration of the storm. Several states have trailer and travel bans in place.
Commercial Vehicle Restrictions
The following commercial vehicle restrictions are in place affecting oversize/overweight and wide load travel.
All travel should be avoided as snow fall rates increase to 2 – 3 inches an hour. Road conditions will continue to get worse as snow fall rates increase. Wind gusts could reach 50 mph or more on Long Island, especially eastern Long Island where 60 mph wind gusts could occur, while many places upstate could see up to 40 mph wind gusts. Blowing and drifting snow will likely cause reduced visibilities and treacherous driving conditions in some places. The Governor has warned that full road closures could be put in place as the storm intensifies. Unless it is absolutely essential, travel should be avoided until the storm passes.
New York Governor Cuomo directed several state agencies to mobilize emergency response resources, read the full news release here.
NYS Department of Transportation NYSDOT has issued a limited hours of service waiver for fuel deliveries in the counties of Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond and Suffolk. The waiver will be in place through February 7, 2021. A copy of the waiver is available here. If you are utilizing the provisions of the waiver it is recommended you carry a copy in your vehicles. Effective at 5:00 a.m., Monday, February 1an empty trailer and tandem ban will be in place on the following roads:
I-84 from Pennsylvania state line to Connecticut state line
Route 17, east of Binghamton to New Jersey state line
I-684 for the entire length
NYS Thruway Effective at 5:00 a.m., Monday, February 1, the NYS Thruway will implement a tandem ban (short and long) for the following locations:
I-87 from NYC Line to Exit 24 (Albany)
I-287 Cross Westchester
An empty trailer truck ban will be effective Monday at 5am for the following locations:
I-87 between Exit 8 to Exit 21A and the Berkshire Spur
Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge
Port Authority of NY/NJ:
The Truck Service Center will be closed on Monday, February 1.
All NJMT container terminals and depots will be closed on Monday, February 1 and Tuesday, February 2.
George Washington Bridge ban on empty trailers, tandem trailers, motorcycles and house trailers.
Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing ban on tractor-trailers, motorcycles and house and car-pulled trailers.
Goethals Bridge ban on empty tractor-trailers, empty tandem trailers, motorcycles & house trailers.
MTA Bridges and Tunnels:
At the Bronx Whitestone, Cross Bay, Marine Parkway, RFK Triborough, Throgs Neck Bridges no Empty tractor trailers/Tandem/Piggyback/dual/ multiple trailers
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge both levels both directions between Staten Island Side (Staten Island) and Brooklyn Side (New York) all tractor trailers, motorcycles, step vans, minibuses and any vehicle deemed to a potential safety hazard due to cargo or other factors are not permitted.
Pennsylvania: Updated Information as of Monday, February 1: All Commercial Vehicles banned:
I-283: PA Turnpike to I-83
I-81: MD Line to NY Line
I-83: MD Line to I-81
I-78: I-81 to NJ Line
I-80: I-99 to NJ Line
I-84: I-81 to NY Line
I-380: I-80 to I-81
I-476 PA Turnpike: Lehigh Valley to Clarks Summit
PA 33: I-78 to I-80
US 22: I-78 to New Jersey State Line
All Commercial Vehicles banned w/o Chains or ATD Onboard:
New Jersey:New Jersey has issued a State of Emergency – all unnecessary travel should be avoided.
As of 12:00 p.m., Sunday, January 31, New Jersey has implemented a full commercial vehicle ban on all interstates and highways. All tractor trailers, empties, passenger vehicles pulling trailers, recreation vehicles and motorcycles are included in the ban. The restriction does not include the New Jersey Turnpike or the Garden State Parkway.A speed restriction of 35 mph is in place on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway. New Jersey truck parking information is available here. **New Jersey has exempted government, civilian, or contracted personnel involved with the transportation of medical supplies and/or medications, including but not limited to the COVID-19 vaccines from the tractor trailer ban. A copy of the executive order is available here.
Connecticut has implemented an empty and tandem tractor trailer ban on all limited access highways. A full tractor trailer ban remains in place on:
**Vehicles carrying emergency supplies necessary for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, including but not limited to vaccines, testing supplies, or medications are exempt from the ban. A copy of the executive order is available here.
Rhode Island: Rhode Island has implemented a tractor trailer ban beginning at 5:00 a.m., Monday, February 1 on all state highways. A copy of the proclamation is available here.
Massachusetts: As of 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 1, Massachusetts has implemented a travel ban for tractor trailers, tandems, and specially permitted vehicles on all limited access highways.
Dispatchers and truck drivers should be aware the Frozen Roads period begins in Zones 3 and 4 in Wisconsin at 12:01 AM on Thursday, January 28, 2021.
The Frozen Roads Declaration was previously in effect in Zones 1 and 2. The Frozen Roads Declaration will be issued for Zone 5 when conditions warrant.
Zone 1: Extends from the Minnesota border, Lake Superior, and the Michigan border south to and including US Highway 8.
Zone 2: Extends from the southern limit of Zone 1 to and including a line defined by US Highway 10, east on State Highway 73, east on State Highway 54, north on State Highway 22/110, east on State Highway 22 east to Lake Michigan east of Oconto (including Highways 10, 22, 54, 73, and 110).
Zone 3: Extends from the southern limit of Zone 2 to and including a line defined by US Highway 151, east on US Highway 10 to Lake Michigan (including Highways 10 and 151).
Zone 4: Extends from the southern limit of Zone 3 to and including a line defined by I-39/90 starting at the Illinois border, east on I-43, north on State Highway 164, east on State Highway 167 east to Lake Michigan (including Highways 39/90, 43, 164. And 167).