La. Admin. Code tit. 73, § I-1709 - Critical Off-Road Equipment Permit Requirements

Current through Register Vol. 48, No. 3, March 20, 2022

A. An overweight permit with an approved route is to be obtained for each move.
B. The owner shall provide escort service during the move in accordance with the department's escort procedures and regulations to control traffic with the following exception.
1. Equipment classified as critical off-road equipment in which no single axle is in excess of 30,000 pounds, no tandem axles are in excess of 60,000 pounds and no tridum axles are in excess of 66,000 pounds shall be exempt from the escort requirement.
C. Warning Lights
1. Vehicles which exceed 54,000 pounds on a tandem axle and 60,000 pounds on a tridum axle will be required to have warning lights on the off-road equipment.
2. The vehicle shall display an approved 360 degree emergency warning lamp. The lamp is approved if it appears on a list of certified safety devices furnished to the Department of Transportation and Development by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections. This list includes bar, strobe, revolving and stationary lamps.
D. Bridge Crossing Requirements on Highways Other than Interstate
1. Bridge roadway shall be cleared of traffic on two-lane two-way traffic bridges. The vehicle shall straddle the centerline of the cleared bridge roadway. This requirement is waived for bridges of this type over 300 feet in length.
2. The vehicle shall straddle the outside and adjacent lane of a roadway with two or more traffic lanes in the same direction. Traffic shall be kept out of the adjacent lane within 100 feet of the equipment. This requirement is waived for bridges of this type over 1,000 feet in length.
3. A speed of 5 mph shall be maintained without braking, accelerating, or changing gears with no exceptions.
E. Bridge Crossing Requirements on Interstate Highways
1. Commercial vehicles shall be prevented from traveling adjacent to and within 100 feet of the equipment. This requirement is waived for bridges over 1,000 feet in length.
2. The vehicle shall occupy the outside traffic lane.
3. A speed not in excess of 45 mph shall be maintained on bridge structures.
F. Booster axles, when permitted, shall be activated during the entire move on the state-maintained highway system.
G. A letter of approval must be issued by the DOTD permits administrator.
H. A copy of this letter is to be placed in this equipment to insure that the above conditions are adhered to on each move.
I. This letter of approval does not grant any authority for this equipment to cross any posted bridge(s) or for the use of any highway or road not on the state maintained highway system.
J. Counterweights are to be removed for cranes with tandem axles exceeding 48,000 pounds, or for these with tridum axles exceeding 60,000 pounds.

Notes

La. Admin. Code tit. 73, § I-1709
Promulgated by the Department of Transportation and Development, Office of Highways, LR 5:26 (February 1979), amended by the Office of Weights, Measures and Standards, LR 22:120 (February 1996), LR 28:1601 (July 2002), LR 30:2079 (September 2004).
AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 32.2, et seq. and R. S. 32:386-389.

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