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United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Emergency Road Use Permit Executive Order 17-235 and Executive Order 17-287

Florida Department of Transportation
605 Suwannee Street 
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0450

November 3, 2017
ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL
SUBJECT: Emergency Road Use Permit


Executive Order 17-235 and Executive Order 17-287 and the Emergency Order issued pursuant to Executive Order 17-235 and Executive Order 17-287 authorize the Department of Transportation to relieve the size and weight restrictions for divisible loads on any vehicles transporting emergency equipment, services, supplies, and agricultural commodities and citrus as recommended by the Commissioner of Agriculture in excess of the normal restrictions on weight, height, length, and width restrictions for such vehicles.

Pursuant to this authority, the Florida Department of Transportation issues this letter to permit the movement of divisible loads on any vehicles transporting emergency equipment, services, supplies, and agricultural commodities and citrus as recommended by the Commissioner of Agriculture more than the normal restrictions on weight, height, length and width as provided below. The weight, height length, and width for any such vehicle on roadways maintained by the State of Florida shall not exceed the following:

WEIGHT:

  1. The maximum Gross Vehicle Weight for vehicles equipped with five (5) weight-bearing axles with outer bridge spans of not less than forty (40) feet, but less than fifty-one (51) feet, shall not exceed ninety thousand (90,000) pounds. Maximum individual axle weight shall not exceed 22,000 lbs. Movement must be accompanied by Bridge Restriction Map TTT-I (September 2017).
  2. The maximum Gross Vehicle Weight for vehicles equipped with five (5) weight-bearing axles with outer bridge spans of not less than fifty-one (51) feet shall not exceed ninety-five thousand (95,000) pounds. Maximum individual axle weight shall not exceed 22,000 lbs. Movement must be accompanied by Bridge Restriction Map TTT-I (September 2017).
  3. The maximum Gross Vehicle Weight for vehicles equipped with four (4) weight-bearing axles with outer bridge spans of not less than forty-three (43) feet shall not exceed eighty thousand (80,000) pounds. Maximum individual axle weight shall not exceed 22,000 lbs. Movement must be accompanied by Bridge Restriction Map TTT-I (September 2017).
  4. All straight trucks shall meet the following requirements: The maximum Gross Vehicle Weight shall not exceed eighty thousand (80,000) pounds. The maximum weight of any single axle shall not exceed twenty-seven thousand and five hundred (27,500) pounds and the maximum weight of any tandem axle shall not exceed fifty-five thousand (55,000) pounds and the maximum weight of any tri-axle shall not exceed seventy thousand (70,000) pounds. Movement must be accompanied by Bridge Restriction Map CRN-2 (September 2017).

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LENGTH. WIDTH. AND HEIGHT:

Maximum dimensions shall not exceed fourteen (14) feet wide, fourteen (14) feet six (6) inches high, and ninety-five (95) feet long.

Movement requirements are as follows: Vehicles greater than ten (10) feet wide and up to twelve (12) feet wide, and up to eighty (80) feet long shall travel with one (1) amber warning light while operating on state maintained roadways in Florida. Vehicles greater than ten (10) feet wide up to twelve (12) feet wide, and up to ninety-five (95) feet long shall travel with two (2) amber warning lights (one on the front and one on the rear) while operating on state maintained roadways in Florida. Vehicles greater than twelve (12) feet wide up to fourteen (14) feet wide, and up to ninety-five (95) feet long shall travel with one (l) qualified escort and two (2) amber warning lights (one on the front and one on the rear) while operating on state maintained roadways in Florida. All vehicles shall be marked and have working lights in accordance with the current laws and Federal requirements.

AUTHORIZED TRAVEL TIMES:

Vehicles described above may travel all days, all hours.

LIMITED PERMIT (WAIVER):
 
Nothing in this letter shall be construed to allow any vehicle to exceed weight and height limits posted for bridges and like structures, nor shall anything in this letter be construed to relieve any vehicle or the carrier, owner, or driver of any vehicle from compliance with any restrictions other than those specified in this letter, or from any statute, rule, order or other legal requirement not specifically waived herein. The transporter is responsible for verifying adequate vertical and horizontal clearance. The transporter shall carry this letter on board at all times during the move. The transporter is responsible for demonstrating the move is part of transporting divisible loads on any vehicles transporting emergency equipment, services, supplies, and agricultural commodities and citrus as recommended by the Commissioner of Agriculture.

Please honor this letter as a Road Use Permit issued for Hurricane Irma emergency response through November 17, 2017. If you require additional information, please call (850) 410-5777, Florida Department of Transportation Road Use Permit Office.

Sincerely,
Rudy Powell, Jr. P.E
Director, Office of Maintenance

Last updated: Monday, November 13, 2017