Louisiana Oversize Permits can be ordered for the number of days needed. Driver must have a DOT permit prior to entering the state.
Travel is allowed from sunrise to sunset seven days a week; except for restrictions below. Over 14′ wide may only travel until noon on Saturday. Overweight-only and not over 65′ overall length may have continuous travel.
Permit loads may not cross any bridge spanning the Mississippi River in the New Orleans area or be within 2 miles of such bridge from 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Loads over 12′ wide may not travel on the Interstate system through Shreveport, Monroe, Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Loads over 8’6″ wide, 14’4″ high, 70′ long and over 120,00 pounds will not be allowed to cross the US 190 Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge from 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The restricted areas are detailed on the permit and on the provision sheets. Vehicles and loads over 16′ wide may not travel on Interstate highways in Louisiana. No travel on major holidays, and in certain areas during Mardi Gras.
The vehicle must have the following characteristics:
*Note: Vehicles must be registered for 88,000 to run with the Louisiana overweight permit. Loads exceeding these dimensions or with GVW exceeding 254,000 pounds are considered as Super Loads.
“Oversize Load” signs are required for all loads exceeding 10′ wide, over 75′ long or exceeding legal overhang. Flags are required on all overwide loads. Flags must be placed on all four corners of the load and at any protrusions. Over-length must be flagged, no sign requirements. Rear overhang over 4′ must be flagged. NO sign or flag requirements for height only.
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