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Wisconsin Oversize Overweight Provisions

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Address: 4802 Sheboygan Avenue Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7980

Contact: (608) 266-7320

Hours: 7:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. (CT)


Single trip permits are valid for fourteen (14) consecutive days. May get a return trip if requested at the time of application.



Gross Weight:

5 Axles100,000*
6 Axles166,000*
7 Axles182,000*
8 Axles191,000*

*Depends on spacing and vehicle configuration

Length: no limit

Width: 16’

Height: no limit

A permit will not be issued for a vehicle and load exceeding 100′ in overall length when the rear supporting axle or axles are at or near the rear of the load unless the rear support is steerable and steered.

When Escorts Are Required:

On 2-Lane Highways:                    # of Escorts

When any part of vehicle or load extends beyond the left of roadway centerline1
Width over 15’ up to 16’ (frequently)1 Front
On any highway designated by permit1 or more
When required on permit, a uniformed police officer and vehicle with the permittee paying charges for servicen/a
Width over 16’2 (Front & Rear)

On Multi-Lane Highways:

Same as 2-Lane highways, except:

When any part of vehicle/load extends beyond the left of the right hand lane1


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