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Abilene District Permit Restrictions

These restrictions were ordered by the Texas Department of Transportation, Abilene District. For questions about these restrictions, contact the following people in the district office:
Saundra Collins (325) 676-6852
Chad Carter (325) 676-6850

If a county you are looking for is not listed on this page, we are unaware of any restrictions in that county.

Abbreviation Description:

  • ML: Main Lane
  • EFR: East Frontage Road
  • WFR: West Frontage Road
  • NFR: North Frontage Road
  • SFR: South Frontage Road
  • NB: Northbound
  • SB: Southbound
  • EB: Eastbound
  • WB: Westbound
  • County Date Restriction
    All Counties, All Highways 06-04-15 Modified escort requirements:
  • Over 16’ wide: One escort is required.
  • Over 18’ wide: Front and rear escorts are required.
  • All Counties, All Highways Load Zoned Posted 58,420 lbs GVW 08-04-15 Permission: Permitted vehicles that cannot reduce axle weights for 58,420 lbs GVW Load Zoned highways may travel on these highways only if the load has an origin or destination on these highways.
    Callahan County, IH20 NFR and SFR 01-31-18 10' max width on the NFR and SFR between ½ mile west of US283 and ½ mile east of US283.
    Callahan County, US283 01-31-18 In Baird: 10' max width between ¾ mile south of BI20 and ¼ mile north of IH20.
    Callahan County, US283 over IH20 05-07-18 No permits on the bridge over IH20.
    Haskell County, BU277 in Haskell 10-24-07 No permits between S.US277 and N.US277 unless the load has an origin/destination here.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Haskell County, JCT US380 & BU277 in Haskell 10-24-07 65' max length turning for all turns at JCT BU277 & US380.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Haskell and Jones Counties, SH6
    Portion of BU277
    06-24-14 No permits between FM2702 and N.BU277 in Stamford.
    This restriction also affects BU277 where it is double signed with SH6.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Haskell County, FM1225 02-04-15 12' max width between SH6 and US277.
    Howard County, IH20 WB 03-06-18 10' max width westbound between Stallings Rd in Big Spring and the Martin/Howard County line.
    Stallings Rd is located approximately 1 ¼ miles west of W.BI20.
    Howard County, IH20 03-13-18 10' max width between Stallings Rd in Big Spring and 3 miles east of FM700.
    Stallings Rd is located approximately 1 ¼ miles west of W.BI20.
    Howard County, US87 over S.FM700 09-01-17 No weight over S.FM700.
    Howard County, US87 01-09-07 18’ max height between S.FM700 and IH20.
    Howard County, US87 over IH20 08-22-17 16' max width and/or no weight over IH20.
    Howard County, SH176 06-14-18 18’ max height approximately 2 ¾ miles west of IH20.
    Howard County, S.FM700 under US87 05-03-18 12' max width under US87.
    Jones County, US83/US277 01-11-07 110' max length between US180 and N.US277.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Jones County, US83 12-04-17 10' max width between S.Central Ave and CR136 in Hamlin.
    S.Central Ave is located approximately ½ mile south of FM57.
    CR136 is located approximately 1 ¾ miles north of SH92.
    Jones and Haskell Counties, SH6
    Portion of BU277 in Stamford


    06-25-14 No permits between FM2702 and N.BU277 in Stamford.
    This restriction also affects BU277 where it is double signed with SH6.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Jones County, FM126 02-04-15 12' max width between US180 and US83.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Jones County, FM1082 07-30-12 12' max width between N.FM600 and FM2833.
    Mitchell County, IH20 04-24-18 10' max width between W.FM644 and the Nolan/Mitchell County line.
    Nolan County, IH20 ML, NFR, and SFR
    Portion of US84
    06-20-18 10' max width on the ML, NFR, and SFR between ½ mile west of W.US84 and LP170.
    This restriction also affects US84 where it is double signed with IH20.
    Nolan County, Eskota Rd over IH20 east of Sweetwater 11-07-06 No width and/or 65' max length over IH20.
    Eskota Rd is located east of FM1856.
    Nolan County, IH20/US84/SH70 NFR 06-07-18 In Sweetwater: 10' max width on the NFR between BS70 and Arizona Ave.
    Arizona Ave is located approximately ¾ mile east of BS70.
    Nolan County, IH20/US84
    Portion of SH70
    07-05-17 10' max width between 1 mile west of E.SH70 and the Taylor/Nolan County line.
    This restriction also affects SH70 where it is double signed with IH20.
    Nolan County, BI20 in Sweetwater 05-19-15 No weight between W.IH20 and LP170.
    Nolan County, W.BU84 WB to US84 WB in Roscoe 04-22-14 No lowboy type trailers traveling W.BU84 WB to US84 WB.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Nolan County, FM126 10-16-17 10' max width and/or 60' max length between ½ mile west of the Taylor/Nolan County line and 1½ miles west of the Taylor/Nolan County line.
    Nolan County, FM1856 06-27-08 12’ max width and/or 85’ max length between FM2035 and SH70.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Nolan County, LP170 11-21-17 10' max width between CR274 and College Dr in Sweetwater.
    CR274 is located just north of IH20.
    College Dr is located approximately ½ mile north of IH20.
    Scurry County, JCT US180/W.BU84/W.SH208 & SH350 in Snyder 01-03-11 In Snyder: No permits for all turns at JCT US180/W.BU84/W.SH208 & SH350.
    Scurry County, FM1269 06-27-17 10' max width and/or no weight between the Garza/Scurry County line and 1 mile south of the Garza/Scurry County line.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Scurry County, FM1673 EB/WB when on US84 SFR 02-23-09 When traveling on FM1673 where it merges with US84 SFR, must type US84 SFR in the route.
    FM1673 is not physically signed on US 84 SFR.
    EB: "...FM1673e, US84 SFRe, E.FM1673e..."
    WB: "...FM1673w, US84 SFRw, W.FM1673w..."
    Shackelford County, SH351 SB to NB 06-14-02 80' max length and/or no lowboy type trailers traveling SH351 SB to NB at first crossover south of US180.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Stonewall County, FM1835 05-20-15 No permits between 7 mile north of the Jones/Stonewall County line and 5 miles south of SH283.
    Taylor County, City of Abilene 03-15-18 Over 15’ high: the mover must contact the City of Abilene 24hrs prior to travelling on the following highways in Abilene City limits: (325) 665-3831
  • BI20, Portion of BU83 and US84 where they are double signed with BI20.
  • US83 EFR and WFR, Portion of US84 and US277 EFR and WFR where they are double signed with US83 EFR and WFR.
  • BU83, Portion of BI20 where it is double signed with BU83.
  • SH351
  • Taylor County, IH20 NFR at SH351 12-05-11 14' max height on the NFR at SH351 as follows.
  • IH20 NFR EB/WB.
  • All turns at IH20 NFR and SH351.
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    Taylor County, North St under W.BI20 in Abilene 02-20-14 14' max width and/or 14'6" max height under W.BI20 in Abilene.
    North St is located where IH20 SFR breaks at W.BI20.
    Taylor County, US83 EFR and WFR 08-10-17 11' max width on the EFR and WFR between 1 mile south of S.US277 and 1½ miles south of S.US277.
    Taylor County, US83/US277
    Portion of US84
    09-26-17 In Abilene: 12' max width between ¼ mile north of FM2404 and Richmond St.
    Richmond St is located approximately 1 mile south of BI20.
    This restriction also affects US84 where it is double signed with US83/US277.
    Taylor County, FM89 05-07-98 14' max width, 14' max height, and/or 85' max length between FM1235 and FM613.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Taylor County, FM707 under IH20 06-19-09 20’ max width under IH20.
    Over 12’ wide: A flagman is required to warn oncoming traffic as the vehicle travels on the center of lanes of FM707 under IH20 main lanes.

    This is due to narrow conditions of FM707 under IH20 and the necessity to avoid striking the lower portions of the arched bridge support.
    Last updated on Wed, Jun 20, 2018

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