17 AAC 25.014 - Allowable long combination vehicle length on certain routes

(a) A long combination vehicle (LCV) with a cargo-carrying length that does not exceed 95 feet, measured from the front of the first cargo-carrying vehicle to the rear of the last cargo-carrying vehicle or load, including the connecting device, may operate upon one or more of the following routes, if individual trailers or semi-trailers in an LCV do not exceed 48 feet in cargo-carrying length:
(1) the Sterling, Seward and Glenn Highways, Alaska Route 1 (AK-1), from Homer to the junction with the Palmer-Wasilla Highway in Palmer;
(2) the Tok Cutoff, AK-1, from the junction with the Richardson Highway, Alaska Route 4 (AK-4), in Gakona Junction to the junction with the Alaska Highway, Alaska Route 2 (AK-2), in Tok;
(3) the Alaska Highway, AK-2, from the Canadian border to the junction with the Richardson Highway, AK-4, in Delta Junction;
(4) the Seward, Glenn, and Parks Highways, AK-1 and Alaska Route 3 (AK-3), from the Potter Weigh Station in Anchorage to the junction with the Parks Highway, AK-3, to the junction with the Richardson Highway, AK-2, in Fairbanks via the Mitchell Expressway; for purposes of this paragraph, the lead trailer in a truck tractor, two-trailer LCV may have a cargo carrying length of 53 feet, if the total cargo carrying length, including the connecting device, does not exceed 95 feet;
(5) the Richardson Highway, AK-4 and AK-2, from the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry terminal in Valdez to the junction with the Mitchell Expressway, AK-3, in Fairbanks;
(6) the Seward Highway, Alaska Route 9 (AK-9), from the junction with the Sterling Highway, AK-1, to Seward;
(7) the Kenai Spur Highway, from the junction with the Sterling Highway, AK-1, to Nikishka Dock.
(b) A long combination vehicle, consisting of a truck and one cargo-carrying vehicle whose overall length does not exceed 90 feet may operate upon the
(1) Seward and Glenn Highways, AK-1, from the Potter Weigh Station in Anchorage to the junction with the Palmer-Wasilla Highway in Palmer;
(2) Parks Highway, AK-3, from the junction with the Glenn Highway, AK-1, to the junction with the Richardson Highway, AK-2, in Fairbanks via the Mitchell Expressway; and
(3) Richardson and Alaska Highways, AK-2, from the junction with Gaffney Road in Fairbanks to Milepost 1412 of the Alaska Highway, near Delta Junction.
(c) A long combination vehicle, consisting of a truck and one cargo-carrying vehicle, a truck-tractor and one cargo-carrying vehicle, or a truck-tractor and two cargo-carrying vehicles, whose overall length does not exceed 95 feet may operate upon the
(1) Haines Highway, Alaska Route 7 (AK-7), from the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry terminal in Haines to the Canadian border;
(2) Glenn Highway, AK-1, from the junction with the Palmer-Wasilla Highway in Palmer to the junction with the Richardson Highway, AK-4, in Glennallen;
(3) North Slope Haul Road between Fairbanks and Prudhoe Bay, consisting of the
(A) Richardson Highway, Steese Expressway, and Elliot Highway, AK-2, from the junction with the Mitchell Expressway, AK-3, in Fairbanks to the junction with the Dalton Highway, Alaska Route 11 (AK-11); and
(B) Dalton Highway, AK-11, from the junction with the Elliot Highway, AK-2, to Prudhoe Bay; and
(4) Klondike Highway, Alaska Route 98 (AK-98), from the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry terminal in Skagway to the Canadian border.
(d) A long combination vehicle configured in a truck-tractor and a triple cargo-carrying vehicle combination may operate only on the Glenn and Parks Highways, AK-1 and AK-3, between Anchorage and Fairbanks during the period from May 1 through September 30 of each year by permit issued under this chapter, with notice provided by the applicant to municipalities along the route, if
(1) each combination, including load, does not exceed 120 feet in overall length;
(2) each individual vehicle in the combination does not exceed 28.5 feet in length;
(3) the power vehicle engine power rating is not less than 400 horsepower; and
(4) except on the steering axle, each axle has four mounted tires or wide-base single tires.
(e) During movements, a long combination vehicle must
(1) stop operations during inclement weather conditions; and
(2) display an "oversize" or "long load" sign at the rear of the vehicle combination in accordance with Section 2.6 of the Administrative Permit Manual: Oversize and Overweight Permits, adopted by reference in 17 AAC 25.320(b).
(f) A vehicle that meets the requirements of this section may move to or from routes specified in (a) - (d) of this section to access or return from terminals or facilities for fuel, servicing, delivering or receiving cargo, or food and rest for the vehicle's operator. A vehicle must use the most direct interconnecting truck route wherever possible when moving to or from the specified routes. Vehicle movement off the state highway system is subject to local ordinance. A vehicle moving to or from specified routes may not travel further than a five-mile distance from these routes, except if using the following roads:
(1) Johnson Road, from where it intersects the Richardson Highway, AK-2, near Salcha;
(2) Kalifornsky Beach Road;
(3) Bridge Access Road, connecting Kalifornsky Beach Road and the Kenai Spur Road;
(4) Dayville Road;
(5) the Steese Highway, Alaska Route 6 (AK-6), from the junction with the Elliot Highway, AK-2, in Fox to Milepost 30;
(6) the Palmer-Wasilla Highway extension, from the intersection with the Parks Highway, AK-3, to the intersection with Knik-Goose Bay Road;
(7) Knik-Goose Bay Road, from the intersection with the Palmer-Wasilla Highway extension to the intersection with Point MacKenzie Road;
(8) Point MacKenzie Road, from the intersection with Knik-Goose Bay Road to the intersection with South Don Young Road;
(9) South Don Young Road, from the intersection with Point MacKenzie Road to Port MacKenzie;
(10) a road other than one listed in (1) - (9) of this subsection, if the department determines that the
(A) road will accommodate the necessary movement;
(B) necessity for the use will exist for more than 30 days; and
(C) frequency of the transits makes the issuance of overlength vehicle permits under this chapter impractical.
(g) A vehicle authorized to operate under this section must operate with its headlights illuminated at all times.
(h) Except as provided in this section, a long combination vehicle may not operate on any route on the state highway system without a permit issued by the department.

Notes

17 AAC 25.014
Eff. 8/13/95, Register 135; am 10/7/2001, Register 160; am 11/16/2004, Register 172; am 12/31/2006, Register 180; am 4/9/2009, Register 190; am 4/12/2013, Register 206; am 11/26/2015, Register 216, January 2016

Authority:AS 19.05.010

AS 19.05.020

AS 19.05.040

AS 19.10.060

AS 44.42.020

AS 44.42.030

AS 45.75.050

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