Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Oversize/Overweight Permits

News and notices

Escort requirements have changed

Governor Walz recently signed into law changes to escort requirements for oversize vehicles.

The changes require a rear escort on a multilane divided roadway. One front and rear escort is required on an undivided roadway when exceeding 15 feet at the bottom of the load, or 16 feet at the top of the load.

If you have any questions, please contact our office or the Minnesota State Patrol.

Oversize/overweight training postponed

With guidance from state health officials about protecting the health and well-being of Minnesotans and preventing further spread of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will indefinitely postpone all meetings, training and events, effective immediately.

Mapping resources

  • SUPERLOAD Utility Resource Map
    This mapping tool can help you filter clearances on MnDOT utility lines, overhead signs, and light signals on state highways, and details on electrical services in different areas of Minnesota.

  • Width of Roadway Map
    This mapping tool displays travel lane widths for MnDOT’s two-lane undivided highways in three different travel lane width classes: 10 ft., 11 ft., 12ft. or greater. You can also view the location of Metro rush hour zones and restricted travel areas.

Please note that due to various external factors, such as new construction and physical changes in highways, this information may not be current, and may be incomplete. See our disclaimer for more information.

Road Construction Materials Permit reminder

When applying for 6 or 7 axle Road Construction Materials Permit, any vehicle or combination is required to meet the minimum spacing following the Gross Vehicle Weight Table. For more information and to view the table, see Gross Weight Schedule.

Also, see Minnesota Statute 169.869 for more details about this permit.

Pilot escort drivers must be certified

All pilot car drivers, including licensed peace officers, who escort oversized loads in Minnesota are required to be certified by the Minnesota State Patrol. Learn more about pilot escort driver certification by visiting Hennepin Technical College's website.