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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:
Daniel Bolden (325) 676-6836
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 07-13-17 10' max width between W.BI20 in Baird and 2 miles east of FM2228.
    Callahan County, US283 05-04-17 10' max width between IH20 and the Shackelford/Callahan County line.
    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, 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, FM846 10-30-15 12' max width between CR43 and FM1205.
    CR43 is located approximately 6 ¾ miles east of E.FM669.
    Howard County, FM2230 04-11-16 No permits between S.US87 and FM846.
    Jones County, US83/US277 01-11-07 110' max length between US180 and N.US277.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    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.
    Jones County, FM3116 12-30-16 No permits between FM1812 and FM2746.
    Mitchell County, IH20 SFR 08-10-17 No permits on the SFR between ¼ mile west of W.BI20 and ¼ mile east of W.BI20 in Colorado City.
    Mitchell County, IH20 SFR 09-08-17 In Colorado City: 10' max width on the SFR between 1 mile east of E.SH208 and E.BI20.
    Mitchell County, BI20 in Colorado City 05-26-17 No permits between W.IH20 and E.IH20.
    Mitchell County, FM2836 02-18-16 No permits on the Cherry Creek bridge south of Westbrook.
    The Cherry Creek bridge is located approximately 2 miles south of 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
    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, FM1856 06-27-08 12’ max width and/or 85’ max length between FM2035 and SH70.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    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, FM1606 06-13-16 10' max width between SH208 and US84.
    Scurry County, FM1610 06-13-16 10' max width between the Borden/Scurry County line and FM1606.
    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, IH20 02-23-17 10' max width between FM600 and LP322.
    Taylor County, IH20 NFR and SFR 04-11-17 10' max width on the NFR and SFR between FM600 and LP322.
    Taylor County, IH20 NFR at SH351 12-05-11 14' max height on the NFR 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, BI20 in Abilene 09-13-17 In Abilene: 12' max width between N.BU83 and T & P Ln.
    T & P Ln is located approximately ¾ mile east of N.BU83.
    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, US277 09-20-17 10' max width between CR278 and 2 miles north of FM89.
    CR278 is located approximately ¾ mile north of FM89.
    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 main lanes.
    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, Sep 20, 2017

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