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Maps and Restrictions for Extra-Legal Vehicles or Loads Updated December 2, 2016**

Extra-Legal Vehicles or Load

OS/OW loads are prohibited from travel when hazardous conditions exist. Hazardous conditions include SNOW, ICE, MUD, ROCKS, WIND and REDUCED VISIBILITY. No oversize movement is EVER allowed where the Chain Law is in effect. Overweight only are allowed to chain up and proceed as conditions allow. See Rule 2 CCR 601-4, 4-1, D.

"The Colorado Chain Law is in effect from Sept. 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017, for all commercial vehicles operating in either directions on I-70 between Dotsero (MP 133) and Golden (MP 259). Must carry sufficient chains at all times to be in compliance."

** Asterisks indicate new restriction, or change in restriction.

Daylight Hours = Sunrise to Sunset

New

Highway

Location Mile Point
Restriction Description

5

Mt. Evans Road closed (Echo Lake to Summit Lake)

Complete closure for the season from Echo Lake to the top until Memorial Day Weekend 2017.

6, 14, 113, 138

In the City of Sterling - NO permitted loads during curfew

Width, Height and Length restriction: No oversize permits may travel in the City of Sterling from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., 12 (noon) to 1 p.m., and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day of the week.

**

6

MP 383 to 392 (from Q Rd to Logan Ave & US6) 12' width, 90' length -both directions-
Width & Length Restriction: Beginning November 28, 2016, no loads over 12' wide and/or over 90' long; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until December 23, 2016.

8

MP 8 to MP 9 (from Estes St to Wadsworth Blvd) full closure -both directions-

HWY 8 is closed for culvert work, detour onto Yale or Jewell. Must contact local municipalities for permission to use their roads.

13 - truck route around Craig, CO 

All permitted loads must use the Moffat County Truck Route around Craig, CO (county roads 183 & 7). Must contact Moffat County to obtain permit to use their roads - 970-824-3211 (Mon-Fri 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.). 

This is now the designated truck route.

14, 6, 113, 138

In the City of Sterling - No permitted loads during curfew

Width, Height and Length restriction: No oversize permits may travel in the City of Sterling from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 1:00 p.m., & 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; every day of the week.

21

Powers Blvd in Colorado Springs from I-25 at Northgate Boulevard to Drennan Road

Complete abandonment by the City of Colorado Springs to the Colorado Department of Transportation (HWY 21).

25

MP 95 to MP 97 (from Central Ave to HWY 45), 14' width -both directions-

Width Restriction: No loads over 14 feet, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until February 2017.

25

I-25 Under 88th Ave (MP 219) Structure E-17-LE -both directions-

Height restriction: The vertical clearance at structure E-17-LE has been lowered. Please see clearance changes on Height map under the 'Changes to Existing Maps' tab at the top of this restriction report.

  25

MP 217 to MP 223 (jct of I-25 & US36 to 120th Ave) 11' width/14' 6" height -both directions-

Width & Height restrictions: No permits over 11 feet wide and/or over 14 feet 6 inches in height.

These two restrictions are from 12:00 a.m. to 5:30 a.m., seven days a week; until further notice.

—Ramps will be single lane ramps 24 hours a day, seven days a week.—

25

MP 256.8 - Just South of US34

Height restriction: The vertical clearance at structure C-17-EJ has been lowered. Please see clearance changes on height map at the bottom of this restriction report.

25

MP 258.6 to MP 260.4 (between US34 & CO 392) 12' Width -both directions-

Width Restriction: No loads over 12 feet; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until December 25, 2016.

29

Highway 29 between Highway 115 and Academy Boulevard

Complete abandonment by the Colorado Department of Transportation to the City of Colorado Springs. Loads needing a permit must contact the City of Colorado Springs at 719-385-5908 for a permit to use this city street.

34

MP 76.9 - MP 80 (Big Thompson Canyon Rd to Cedar Cove Rd), NO OS/OW loads -Both directions-

NO OS/OW loads until May 26, 2017.

36

MP 55 to MP 43.3 (Federal Blvd to 88th Ave) 10' width -both directions-

Width restriction: No permits over 10 feet; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until further notice.

38

CO 38 between I-25 and Nevada Ave in Colorado Springs

Complete abandonment by the Colorado Department of Transportation to the City of Colorado Springs. Loads needing a permit must contact the City of Colorado Springs at 719-385-5908 for a permit to use this city street.

40

MP 233.1 to MP 257.6 - Winter Park to Empire (Berthoud Pass) 70' length -both directions-

Length restriction: No loads over 70 feet.

This restriction is permanent.

50

MP 82.6 - Olathe 16' height

Height restriction: No permits over 16 feet allowed under the signal on US 50 in Olathe.

 

50

City of Montrose - at LaSalle Road 15' 10" height

Height restriction: No permits over 15 feet 10 inches.

 

50/287

Intersection of Highway 287 and Highway 50 East in City of Lamar

Length restriction: No permits over 90 feet traveling north on US287 to eastbound US50. Loads in excess of 90 feet in length should travel westbound on US50 to US287 north to Highway 96 east to US385.

67

MP 0.0 to MP 11 (Wetmore to Florence) 11' width -both directions-

Width restriction: No permits over 11 feet; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until further notice.

70

MP 116 to MP 117 (jct of I70 & HWY 82), 14' width, eastbound

Width restriction: No loads over 14 feet; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until January 2017. This restriction includes the eastbound off-ramp at Exit 116.

70

MP 116 to MP 133, Glenwood Springs to Dotsero (Glenwood Canyon) 13' width &/or 85' length -both directions-

Width & Length restrictions: Loads that exceed 13 feet wide &/or 85 feet long must have a pilot escort in the rear while going through Glenwood Canyon at any time.

Both of these restrictions are permanent.

 

70

MP 213.6 - Eisenhower Tunnel 11' width, -both directions-

Width restriction: Permitted loads over 11 feet must pull over to get permission to pass through the tunnel.

Height restriction: Loads 13 feet 11 inches tall or less may now travel through the Eisenhower Tunnel.

70

Exit 239 West Idaho Springs Exit Ramp -Eastbound ramp only-

Complete closure of this ramp until further notice.

70

MP 267 to MP 268.5 (Kipling to Wadsworth) 11' width -Eastbound-

Width Restriction: No eastbound loads over 11 feet; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until February 20, 2017

70

MP 274.76 - Intersection of I-70 and US6, Highway 265 (Brighton Blvd) RR and city streets.

Weight restriction: No loads that exceed the orange axle weights on the bridge weight limit map (see www.coloradodot.info/business/permits/truckpermits) for color grid.

 

70

MP 274.76 to MP 276.58 - Brighton Blvd to Colorado Blvd -both directions-

No OS/OW permitted loads allowed on this portion of I-70.

70

MP 278.92, I-70 Structure E-17-KR (Structure which carries I-270 Eastbound OVER I-70)

Height Restriction: The vertical clearance at structure has been lowered. Please see the clearance changes on the height map at the bottom of this report.

76

MP 8.849, I-76 Structure E-17-HC (Dahlia St over I-76)

Height Restriction - The vertical clearance at this structure has been lowered. Please see the clearance changes on the height map at the bottom of this report.

76

MP 11.7 to 12.7 (96th Ave to 104th Ave), 15' width -both directions-

Width Restriction: No loads over 15 feet ; 24 hours a day, seven days a week until January 2017.

82

MP 0.1 to 0.4 (Grand Avenue Bridge) 10' 6" width -both directions-

Width Restriction: No loads over 10' 6" permitted on the Grand Avenue Bridge (Highway 82) everyday from 9:00 a.m. - 6 p.m. (EASTBOUND) & 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (WESTBOUND); until April 2017.

82

MP 22.9 to 23.3 (Basalt, CO) 11' width -both directions-

Width Restriction: No loads over 11 feet; Monday - Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. until October 2017.

82

MP 42.4 to MP 79 (Independence Pass) 35' length -both directions-

Length Restriction: No vehicles or loads that exceed 35 feet are permitted to use Independence Pass.

83

HWY 83 Between Interquest Parkway and HWY 115 in Colorado Springs

Abandonment by the Colorado Department of Transportation to the City of Colorado Springs. Loads needing a permit must contact the City of Colorado Springs at 719-385-5908 for a permit to use this street.

85

MP 226.7 to 227.2 (jct of I-76/US85 to 104th Ave), 15' width -both directions-

Width restriction: No loads over 15 feet; 24 hours a day, seven days a week until January 2017.

85/392 jct & 85

MP 270.50 to 270.75, (US85/SH 392 JCT & US85 north to Eaton, Co) 12' width -both directions-

Width restriction: No loads over 12 feet at the junction of US85 & CO 392, and then US85 north to Eaton, CO; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until November 15, 2017.

   85

MP 281 to MP 290 (from Ault, Co to County Rd 100) 12' wide -both directions-

Width Restriction: No loads over 12 feet, everyday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; until further notice 

90

STRUCTURE K-01-C at MP 15.2 that crosses the Dolores River is closed to all traffic, including any permitted loads.

96

MP 85 to MP 87 (between CR 613 & CR 3) 14' width -both directions-

Width restriction:  No loads over 14 feet; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until January 1, 2017.

119

MP 59 to MP 63.8 (County line Rd to I-25) 11' wide -both directions-

Width Restriction: No loads over 11 feet, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until July 24, 2017.

121

MP 8.267 to MP 8.550 - Wadsworth Blvd at Bear Creek (Just North of Hampden Ave) 10' width -both directions-

Width restriction: No permits over 10 feet; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until further notice.

** 121

MP 0 to MP 1 (jct of Wadsworth & Wateron Rd) 10' width -both directions-

Width restriction: No permits over 10 feet. This restriction is 24 hours a day seven days a week until further notice.

138,113, 6, 14

In the City of Sterling: No permitted loads during curfew

Width, Height and Length restriction: No oversize permits may travel in the City of Sterling from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., 12:00 (noon) to 1:00 p.m., & 5:00 p.m.to 6:00 p.m. every day of the week.

138/385

Intersection of US385 and HWY 138 in Julesburg, CO, 12' width &/or 90' length

Width & Length restrictions: No permits over 12 feet wide &/or over 90 feet in length.

Both these restrictions are permanent.

149

MP 21 to MP 22 (HWY 149 in Creede, CO) 85' length limit -both directions-

Length Restriction: No loads over 85 feet on HWY 149 through the town of Creede, CO, until further notice.

160

MP 374.209 - Trinchera Creek

Structure # P-20-G was removed.

 

160

MP 438.252 - East of the City of Kim 

Weight restriction: Structure O-25-H has been replaced with O-25-AA which now makes this a white structure. Black rated structures O-25-C & O-03-J are still on US160, between Kim, CO & US287.

196

Highway 196 Between US287 and US385

Abandonment by the Colorado DOT to Prowers County in 2010. OS/OW loads wanting to use this former state highway that is now a county road must contact Prowers County for authorization to use it.

 

225

MP 7.9 (Alameda Ave) Northbound & Southbound Lanes, 15' 6" height

Height restriction: No permits over 15 feet and 6 inches. Loads that are taller must contact the City of Aurora Police Department at least one hour before arrival at this intersection to arrange for a police escort to stop traffic so the load may exit and re-enter I-225 without traffic congestion or accidents. Aurora PD's phone number is 303-627-3100.

  256

HWY 256 is no longer under jurisdiction of CDOT - Please contact local municipalities for permission to use their road.
257

MP 10.6 to MP 11.5 (City of Windsor - Main St)* 115' length -both directions-

Length restriction: No loads over 115 feet; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

**This restriction is permanent**

*This restriction affects the portion of HWY 257 between 7th St & County Road 19 within the Windsor city limits.

266

MP 2.627 (Ft Lyons Storage canal)

Weight color change: Orange structure L-22-E has been replaced by bridge L-22-CM which has no weight restrictions. Weight map colors change from "ORANGE" to "WHITE"

 

265

MP 1.198 - Brighton Blvd just north of I-70

Height restriction: The vertical clearance at structure # E-17-A has been lowered. Please see clearance changes on height map listed at the bottom of this restriction report.

**

270 FLYOVER 

MP 4.93 (flyover from eastbound I-270 to eastbound I-70)

NO OVERWEIGHT LOADS (80K GVW, 36K/tandem, 20K/axle) -eastbound-

**EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY**—NO OVERWEIGHT LOADS ALLOWED ON EASTBOUND I-270 FLYOVER TO EASTBOUND I-70 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE-

 

285/112

Intersection of US285 and HWY 112, 15' 9" height

Height restriction: No permits over 15 feet 9 inches.

287/50

Intersection of US287 and US50 East in City of Lamar

Length restriction: No loads over 90 feet traveling north on US287 to eastbound US50. Loads in excess of 90 feet in length should travel westbound on US50 to US287 northbound to HWY 96 eastbound to US385.

 

287

MP 113.444 - Eads 16' 6" height

Height restriction: No permits over 16 feet 6 inches may go under railroad structure No. K-25-L. Must contact the City of Eads for permission to go around this structure.

317

MP 6.2 to MP 12 -NO OVERWEIGHT LOADS-

Weight restriction: Any loads that exceed secondary highway weight limits (85K-GVW,40K-tandems) will be Chapter 6 Specials.

385/138

Intersection of US385 and HWY 138 in Julesburg, CO 12' width and/or 90' in length

Width & Length restrictions: No permits over 12 feet wide and/or over 90 feet in length.

These restrictions are permanent.

392/85 jct

SH 392/US85 JCT MP 15.35, 12' width -both directions-

Width restriction: No loads over 12 feet at the junction of US85 & CO 392; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until November 15, 2017.

E-470

Annual Permit holders wanting to travel on E-470 must contact the E-470 authorities at least 48 hours in advance for a permit.

For permit application & information, visit E-470 Extra-Legal Vehicle or Load

550

MP 13 to MP 16.5 (CR 219 to US160-Farmington Hill) 15' width, 100' length -both directions-

Width & Length Restriction: EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY-No loads over 15' wide and/or 100' long; until further notice.

550

MP 90.8 Ouray -NO PERMITTED LOADS THROUGH TUNNEL-

No permitted loads through tunnel. This restriction is permanent.

Maps

Changes to Existing Maps

COLOR CHANGES ON BRIDGE WEIGHT LIMIT MAP

DATED DECEMBER 2015

Route #

Reference Point

Structure #

Structure Type

Bridge Color

Intersected Feature

138A

1.82

B-24-E

CBC

Black

Low Line Ditch

I-270

4.931

E-17-KR

CBGC

Black

I-270 EB flyover to EB I-70

287C

337.56

C-16-AB

TTS

Black

 Louden Canel (US287 access)

 

CLEARANCE CHANGES ON HEIGHT RESTRICTION MAP

(Allow for a 3" bounce when passing under structures)

DATED MAY 1, 2000

Route #

Reference Point

Structure #

Structure Type

Max N/E Min

Max S/W Min

Intersected Feature

25 99.95 K-18-J CSG

NE

16'3"

SW

15'6"

I-25 and US 50 B in Pueblo
25 219.0

E-17-LE

 

WGCK

NE

16'3"

SW

15'6"

I-25 at 88th Avenuenue in Thornton
25 256.8 C-17-EJ WG

NE

15'9"

SW

15'9"

RR Str. Just South of US 34
70 278.920 E-17-KR CBGC

NE

15'9"

SW

15'11"

I-270 ML EBND (Structure that carries I-270 eastbound OVER I-70)
70 371.482 G-23-AD WGCK

NE 

16'0"

SW

17'2"

County Road 31

76

8.849

E-17-HC

WGC

NE

16'3"

SW

16'1"

Dahlia Street

160

374.209 P-20-G Removed Trinchera Creek
265 1.198

E-17-A

CSC

NE

 11'5"

SW

11'4"

1/2 Mile North of Race Street (BNSF RR structure)

 

CHANGES TO THE PILOT ESCORT AND OVERSIZE RESTRICTION MAP DATED JUNE 2006

Route #

Reference Points

Changes

Location

2D 0.00 to 4.99 Abandonment by CDOT to Adams County I-76 to old Highway 7 in Brighton, CO
7D 76.988 to 81.644 Abandonment by CDOT to Adams County US 85 to I-76
21 Abandonment by the City of Colorado Springs to CDOT Powers Boulevard in Co Spgs from I-25 at Northgate to Drennan Road
29 Abandonment by CDOT to the City of Colorado Springs Between Highway 115 and Academy Boulevard
38 Abandonment by CDOT to the City of Colorado Springs Between I-25 and Nevada Avenue in the City of Colorado Springs.

82

42.440 to 47.0

Red to Yellow

And no 35 feet length restriction in this area.

West Aspen to E. of Aspen 5 Miles (west side of Independence Pass)

83 Abandonment by CDOT to the City of Colorado Springs Between Interquest Parkway and Highway 115
105 I-25 to SH 83 Abandoment by CDOT. Must contact El Paso County Between I-25 and Highway 83
196 8.922 to 35.637 No longer a state highway. From US 287 east to US 385 Wiley to Bristol
256 No longer a state highway from US 60 to Highway 85
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