Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Alert: The following services will be unavailable on Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 12 a.m. (midnight) to 6 a.m. CST due to system maintenance.

Hours of operation (Hours and dimensions on this page no longer valid after July 31, 2014)

Two newly revised Wisconsin Administrative Rules (TRANS 254 and 255) effective August 1, 2014 expand the times of day oversize vehicles can operate on state highways during weekends (Friday - Sunday). The rules also relax vehicle size limitations to better reflect traffic congestion data and physical improvements to the Milwaukee County Expressway System. See new hours of operation page.

Vehicles that are overweight only, unless specified otherwise in the permit, may operate 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays.

If size does not exceed 12 00 wide, 13 06 high or 100 00 long, the vehicle may not be operated:

If size is greater than 12 00 wide, 13 06 high or 100 00 long, the vehicle may not be operated:

  • During the hours of darkness.
  • After 4 p.m. on Friday between the 4th Friday in May and Labor Day.
  • During the period beginning at 12 noon on Saturday and continuing until sunrise the following Monday.

If traveling on the Milwaukee expressway greater than legal width, height or length* the vehicle may not be operated (except on US 45 between West Florist Avenue and West Hampton Avenue and on I-94 between Waukesha line and 108th Street):

  • Between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
  • Between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. Friday and Sunday.

*Maximum allowed dimensions on the Milwaukee expressway are 11 0 wide, 13 06 high or 100 00 long.

If you have questions:

  • Email: oversize-permits.dmv@dot.wi.gov
  • Call: (608) 266-7320
  • FAX: (608) 264-7751
  • Write to the address below:

    Wisconsin Department of Transportation
    Motor Carrier Services
    PO Box 7980
    Madison, WI 53707-7980

Questions about the content of this page:
Motor Carrier Services, oversize-permits.dmv@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: July 21, 2014

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