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Austin District Permit Restrictions

These restrictions were ordered by the Texas Department of Transportation, Austin District. For questions about these restrictions, contact the following people in the district office:
Jaime Witten (512) 832-7099

County

Date

Restriction

Bastrop County, City of Smithville

02-12-14 Over 16' wide, 16' high, and/or 130' long are under the following conditions for travel within Smithville city limits:
  • The permit specialist must obtain approval from Austin District prior to issuing the permit.
  • The mover must contact the Smithville Police Department, (512) 237-3282, 30 minutes prior to traveling.
  • Curfew, Monday through Friday: No movement during the hours of 7:00am-9:00am and 4:00pm–6:00pm.
  • Weekends: 18' max width, 16'6" max height, 130' max length.
  • No movement during the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
  • Note:The City of Smithville will not provide law enforcement escorts. If the load requires law enforcement escorts, the mover is responsible for securing escorts from another law enforcement department/agency.
    Bastrop and Lee County, US290 01-29-14 11' max width between FM2336 and 2 miles east of the Lee/Bastrop County line.
    Bastrop County, JCT SH21/SH71 & FM969 07-19-13 No permits for the following maneuvers at JCT SH21/SH71 & FM969:
  • SH21/SH71 EB to FM969 NB
  • FM969 SB to SH21/SH71 EB
  • SH21/SH71 EB to WB and WB to EB U-Turns
  • Bastrop County, SH95 07-22-14 10' max width between LP150 and FM1441.
    Bastrop County, SH304 05-16-14 11' max width between 3 miles south of SH71 and SH71.
    Bastrop and Caldwell Counties, FM20 06-27-14 10' max width between S.US183 and FM86.
    Bastrop County, FM20 at SH21/SH71 07-11-13 14' max height at SH21/SH71.
    Bastrop County, FM535 02-12-13 10' max width between SH21 and FM20.
    Bastrop County, FM535 03-25-13 10' max width between FM20 and SH304.
    Bastrop County, FM535 11-29-12 11' max width between SH304 and SH95.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Bastrop County, FM1704 07-09-97 There is no access to/from US290 without using city streets or other roads.
    Bastrop County, PR1 02-13-14 No permits between SH21 and FM153.
    Bastrop County, CR96 between FM3000 and FM696 05-19-10 FYI:CR96 from the end of state maintenance of FM3000 to FM696 is a dangerous road and has low tree limbs over it.
    CR96 should not be used to detour the 16' overhead structures on US290/SH95 in Elgin.
    This information is only accurate at the date this FYI was posted. The county could have changed the conditions on this CR at any date after May, 2010.
    Bastrop County, Fisher Street in Elgin 12-02-99 No permits on Fisher Street located on the south side of US290 between SH95 and FM1704 in Elgin without the company contacting the City of Elgin Director of Planning and Development 512-281-0119 prior to permit issuance.
    Blanco County, US281 NB to N.US290 WB 11-25-09 Over 18' wide and/or over 17' high turning from US281 NB to N.US290 WB in Johnson City:
    The mover must contact either the Blanco County Sheriff's Office: 830-868-7104, or the Johnson City Police Dept: 830-868-0995 prior to entering Johnson City.
    Blanco County, US281 04-28-99 200,000 lbs. GVW and over must use the outsidelanes on the Pedernales River bridge located north of US290, at Johnson City.
    Blanco County, FM165 07-18-00 11' max width between LP163 in Blanco and the Hays County Line.
    FM165 runs concurrently with LP163 north to US281, travel on this section of road is not affected.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Blanco County, FM473 11-04-99 No permits between the Kendall County Line and US281.
    Blanco County, FM473 11-04-99 75' max length, no weight and/or no lowboys between US281 and FM32.
    Over 65' long must use caution in this area.
    Blanco County, FM2766 10-04-96 Over 12’ wide must have a front escort when crossing bridges between US290 and FM3232.
    Blanco County, FM3232 10-04-96 Over 12’ wide must have a front escort when crossing bridges between US290 and FM2766.
    Blanco County, LP356 05-03-04 No permits between US281 and US290, in Johnson City.
    Burnet County, US281 NB on the Colorado River bridges in Marble Falls 09-12-11 16' max width northbound on the Colorado River bridge located south of FM1431 in Marble Falls.
    NB: All over width loads (up to 16' wide):
    • Front and rear escorts are required.
    • The vehicle travels in the center of the northbound lanes.
    • The vehicle must remain at least 4' away from the right side guardrail.
    Burnet and Travis Counties, FM1431 12-08-98 Over 11' wide must have a front escort on the west side of Lago Vista between approximately 3 miles west of Jonestown and US281.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Burnet County, PR4 01-24-06 No permits between US281 and SH29.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Caldwell County, US90
    Portion of US183

    04-10-14

    10' max width between the Caldwell/Guadalupe County line and S.US183.

    This restriction also affects US183 where it is double signed with US90.

    Caldwell County, US183 06-19-13 11' max width between ½ mile south of FM86 and 1 mile south of FM671.
    Caldwell County, SH21 11-05-10 Over 12’ wide: A front escort is required between FM2720 and 1 ¼ miles east of FM2720.
    Caldwell, Travis and Williamson Counties, SH130 Toll Road
    Portion of SH45
    04-19-13 No permits between the Guadalupe/Caldwell County line and IH35.
    The main lanes are toll roads.
    Caldwell County, SH142 02-02-11 16’ max height between FM2720 and CR219 in Lockhart.
    CR219 is located approximately ½ mile east of FM2720.
    Caldwell and Bastrop Counties, FM20 06-27-14 10' max width between S.US183 and FM86.
    Caldwell County, FM2001 05-10-11 16’ max height between 1 mile west of US183 and 2 miles northwest of US183.
    Gillespie County, US290/US87 07-25-01 Over 18’ high between FM1631 and N.US87 in Fredericksburg without Austin District approval.
    This is due to low traffic lights.
    Gillespie County, US290 12-04-12 10' max width between Friendship Ln and Old San Antonio Rd in Fredericksburg.
    Friendship Ln is located approximately 1 mile east of FM1631.
    Old San Antonio Rd is located approximately 2 miles east of FM1631.
    Gillespie County, US290

    01-30-14 12' max width between Goehmann Ln in Blumenthall and Gellermann Ln in Stonewall.
    Goehmann Ln is located approximately 1 mile east of FM1376.
    Gellermann Ln is located approximately 1 mile west of W.FM1.
    Gillespie County, FM783 06-29-04 Over 12’ wide: A front escort is required between US290 and the Kerr County Line.
    Hays County, IH35 NB to SH21/SH80/SH142 EB 06-12-14 No permits traveling IH35 NB to SH21/SH80/SH142 EB.
    Hays County, IH35 NB to S.BI35 NB in Kyle 06-24-10 There is no access for traveling IH35 NB to S.BI35 NB in Kyle.
    Hays County, SH80 07-21-10 No permits between IH35 and FM2439 except for loads with an origin or destination.

    For all loads with an origin or destination in this restriction:
    * A front escort is required.
    * The permit specialist must obtain approval from Austin District.
    * The mover must contact the San Marcos Police Department 24 hours prior to traveling in this restriction (512) 753-2108.
    Hays County, SH80 07-21-10 In San Marcos: 10’ max width between Craddock Ave and FM12.
    Craddock Ave is located approximately 1 ½ miles west of FM2439.
    Hays County, FM12

    03-14-14 10' max width between FM32 and Hugo Rd east of Wimberley.
    Hugo Rd is located approximately 3 ½ miles east of FM32.
    Hays County, FM12 WB

    03-18-14 Over 10' high traveling westbound: A front escort is required to warn oncoming traffic while the load maneuvers to avoid overhead tree limbs between Falconwood Dr and Summer Mountain Dr east of Wimberley.
    Falconwood Dr is located approximately 1 ¾ miles east of FM32.
    Summer Mountain Dr is located approximately 1 mile east of FM32. .
    Hays County, JCT FM12 & FM3237


    04-16-14 15' max height for the following maneuvers at JCT FM12 & FM3237:
  • FM12 NB/SB
  • All turns at JCT FM12 & FM3237
  • Hays County, FM12 04-24-14 No permits between FM3237 and FM2325.
    Hays County, FM150 06-12-02 No lowboy type trailers between FM1826 and FM3237.
    Hays County, FM967 11-02-04 12’ max width between Main Street in Buda, and FM1626.
    Hays County, FM2439

    04-14-14 10' max width between Posey Rd and Centerpoint Rd in San Marcos.
    Posey Rd is located approximately 1 mile north of the Hays/Comal County line.
    Centerpoint Rd is located approximately 2 ¼ miles north of the Hays/Comal County line.
    Hays County, FM2439 07-21-10 No permits between FM12 and SH80 except for loads with an origin or destination.

    For all loads with an origin or destination in this restriction:
    * A front escort is required.
    * The permit specialist must obtain approval from Austin District.
    * The mover must contact the San Marcos Police Department 24 hours prior to traveling in this restriction (512) 753-2108.

    Hays County, FM2439

    04-14-14 In San Marcos: 10' max between FM12 and N.Bishop St.
    N.Bishop St is located approximately 1 mile north of FM12.
    Hays County, LP82 10-28-03 In San Marcos: No permits between S.IH35 and S.IH35 except for loads with an origin or destination.

    For all loads with an origin or destination in this restriction:
    * A front escort is required.
    * The permit specialist must obtain approval from Austin District.
    * The mover must contact the San Marcos Police Department 24 hours prior to traveling in this restriction (512) 753-2108.
    Lee County, City of Giddings

    02-14-13 Over 16' wide, 16' high, and/or 130' long are under the following conditions for travel within Giddings city limits:
  • The permit specialist must obtain approval from Austin District prior to issuing the permit.
  • The mover must contact the Lee County Sheriff Office, (979) 542-2800, prior to entering Lee County and the Giddings Police Department, (979) 540-2700, 30 minutes prior to traveling within Giddings city limits.
  • Curfew, Monday through Friday: No movement during the hours of 7:00am-9:00am and 4:00pm–6:00pm.
  • Weekends: 18' max width, 16'6" max height, 130' max length.
  • No movement during the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
  • Note:The City of Giddings will not provide law enforcement escorts. If the load requires law enforcement escorts, the mover is responsible for securing escorts from another law enforcement department/agency.
    Lee and Bastrop County, US290 01-29-14 11' max width between FM2336 and 2 miles east of the Lee/Bastrop County line.

    Lee County, US290

    05-07-14 10'max width between 3 miles west of US77 and 3 miles east of US77.
    Lee County, SH71 03-26-14 10' max width between S.SH16 and FM2233.
    Lee County, FM141 01-23-13 19' max width between US290 and SH21.
    Over 14' wide: a front escort is required.
    Lee County, JCT FM696 & N.LP123 10-11-12 No length for all turns at JCT FM696 & N.LP123.
    Llano County, SH16 over the Llano River 01-28-98 No width and/or weight on the truss bridge over the Llano River in Llano.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Llano County, SH71 03-26-14 10' max width between S.SH16 and FM2233.
    Llano County, FM152 05-23-96 No permits between SH16 and FM2768 unless the load is stopping or starting in this area due to cattle guards and open range.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Llano County, FM2233 05-24-99 No mobile homes between FM2900 east and the end of the road unless their origin or destination is Sunrise Beach.
    Llano County, FM2768 03-04-91 No length and/or no lowboys between SH29 and FM152.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Mason County, US87 SB over the Llano River 05-27-99 Over 19' wide: Austin District approval is required for traveling on the southbound truss bridge over the Llano River in Hedwig Hill.
    Mason County, FM1871 08-29-07 16' max width over the Honey Creek and Llano River bridges between US87 and the Mason/Kimble County Line.
    Travis County,
    City of Austin
    04-07-95 12' max width and/or 95' max length in Austin during the hours of 7-9am and 4-6pm Monday through Friday.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Travis County, Slaughter Creek Crossover over IH35 in Austin 10-14-13 No permits crossing over IH35.
    The Slaughter Creek Crossover is located approximately 1 ¼ miles south of S.LP275.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Travis County, IH35 04-25-01 Over length and/or over weight permits routed through Austin must use the inside travel lane of the lower level of IH35 from SH71 to US183.
    These loads cannot exceed 8’6" wide or 13’6" in height.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Travis County, IH35 NB to US183 SE 02-13-03 There is no access traveling IH35 NB to US183 SE.
    Travis County, US183 NB to IH35 NB 10-04-12 100' max length travelling US183 NB to IH35 NB.
    Travis County, US183 12-07-07 No weight on the US183 ML’S between IH35 and FM1325.

    NB detour: US183n, EXIT @IH35: US183.EFRnw, 1st RAMP PAST FM1325-BURNET RD/AUSTIN: US183n
    SB detour: US183s, EXIT @FM1325-BURNET RD/AUSTIN: US183.WFRse, 1st RAMP PAST IH35: US183s
    IH35 NB TO US183 NB: IH35n, MUST TAKE EXIT #240-A (ST JOHNS AVE/AUSTIN): IH35.EFRn, US183.EFRnw, 1st RAMP PAST FM1325-BURNET RD/AUSTIN: US183n
    IH35 SB TO US183 NB: IH35s, EXIT @US183: IH35.WFRs, US183.EFRnw, 1st RAMP PAST FM1325, US183n

    Travis County, US183 NB Entrance Ramp 09-10-09 19' max width on the first US183 NB entrance ramp north of FM1325.
    Travis County, US183 EFR NB to LP1 EFR NB 08-24-10 When routing US183 EFRn To LP1 EFRn, you must state it this way:
    “…US183 EFRn, travel inside lanes to LP1 ramp, LP1 EFRn…”
    Travis County, US290/SH71 12-01-03 Over 15’6" high traveling US290/SH71 from Joe Tanner Road located between LP1 in Austin and the SH71/US290 Split in Oak Hill must use the inside lanes.
    Travis County, US290 01-27-12 In Austin: No width between Berkman Dr and Springdale Rd.
    Berkman Dr is located approximately 1/2 mile west of US183.
    Springdale Rd is located approximately 1 1/4 miles east of US183.
    Travis County, US290 SFR 01-27-12 In Austin: No width between Berkman Dr and Cross Park Rd.
    Berkman Dr is located approximately 1/2 mile west of US183.
    Cross Park Rd is located where the SFR ends east of US183.
    This restriction also affects the following turns: US183 NB to US290 EB and US183 SB to US290 EB.
    Travis County, US290 EB 06-19-12 16' max height eastbound between US183 and 1/4 mile east of US183.
    Travis County, US290 Toll Road 06-19-12 No permits on the main lanes between US183 and FM734.
    US290 main lanes are toll roads.
    Travis County, Giles Rd/Johnny Morris Rd at US290 in Austin 07-09-13 14' max height on Giles Rd/Johnny Morris Rd at US290.
    Giles Rd/Johnny Morris Rd is located approximately 2 miles west of SH130.
    Travis County, Harris Branch Pkwy at US290 in Austin 07-09-13 14' max height on Harris Branch Pkwy at US290.
    Harris Branch Pkwy is located approximately 1 mile west of SH130.
    Travis County, JCT US290 & FM3177 06-17-13 No permits for the following maneuvers at JCT US290 & FM3177:
    • US290 EB to US290 WB
    • US290 WB to US290 EB
    • US290 WB to FM3177 SB
    • FM3177 NB to US290 WB
    Travis County, US290 08-07-13 11' max width between SH130 and ¼ mile east of FM734.
    Travis County, S.SH45 Toll Road 01-25-10 No permits between IH35 and S.US183.
    The main lanes are toll roads.
    Travis and Williamson Counties, N.SH45 Toll Road 04-29-11 No permits on the main lanes between US183 and N.SH130.
    The main lanes are toll roads.

    Travis County, SH71

    03-06-14 11' max width between Serene Hills Dr west of Bee Cave and FM3238.
    Over 10' wide: A front escort is required within this restriction.
    Serene Hills Dr is located approximately 2 ¾ miles west of FM3238.
    Travis,Caldwell, and Williamson Counties, SH130 Toll Road
    Portion of SH45
    04-19-13 No permits between the Guadalupe/Caldwell County line and IH35.
    The main lanes are toll roads.
    Travis and Williamson Counties, SH130 04-12-10 SH130 ML, EFR, or WFR is not double signed with FM685 between S.FM685 and N.FM685.
    Travis and Williamson Counties, FM685 11-23-05 17’ max height between FM1825 and US79.
    Travis County, FM734 at US290 11-08-13 14' max height at US290.
    Travis County, JCT FM734 & LP1 10-06-05 110' max length for the following turns JCT FM734 & LP1:
  • LP1 NB to FM734 WB
  • LP1 SB to FM734 EB
  • FM734 EB to LP1 NB
  • FM734 WB to LP1 SB


  • This is a permanent restriction.
    Travis County, FM734 over LP1 10-06-05 200,000 lbs. max GVW crossing over LP1 in Austin.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Travis County, FM973 06-29-07 No weight over the Colorado River Bridge located approximately ½ mile north of SH71
    Travis County, FM973 05-07-98 Over 10' wide: A flagman is required to warn oncoming traffic when crossing the center of the Colorado River bridge located approximately 1 mile north of SH71.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Travis and Burnet Counties, FM1431 12-08-98 Over 11' wide must have a front escort between the west side of Lago Vista, located approximately 3 miles west of Jonestown, and US281.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Travis County, FM1626 03-13-08 There is no direct access in Manchaca from FM1626 EB to IH35 NB.
    Travis County, FM1825 04-05-01 No permits between FM685 and 1 mile west.

    Travis County, LP1

    02-05-14 In Austin: 10' max width between Barton Springs Rd and US183.
    Barton Springs Rd is located approximately ½ mile north of FM2244.
    Travis and Williamson Counties, LP1 Toll Road
    Portion of FM1325
    05-19-09 No permits on the tolled main lanes between Scofield Ridge Pkwy and N.SH45.
    This restriction also affects FM1325 where it is double signed with LP1.
    Scofield Ridge Pkwy is located approximately 1/2 mile north of FM734.

    FYI:The following detours can be used to avoid the tolled lanes:
    Detour NB: "...LP1/FM1325n, EXIT @ SCHOFIELD RIDGE Pkwy, LP1/FM1325 EFRn, FM1325n..."
    Detour SB: "...FM1325s, AUSTIN: CROSS UNDER @ MERRILLTOWN Rd, LP1 WFRs, ENTER SOUTH OF SCOFIELD RIDGE Pkwy: FM1325s..."
    Travis County, N.LP275 NB to IH35 NB 02-19-09 There is no access for traveling LP275 NB to IH35 NB.
    Travis County, LP360 09-16-96 FYI: LP360 starts at US290/SH71 and ends at US183.
    "Capitol of Texas Highway" is a city street from US183 to LP1.
    Williamson County, City of Liberty Hill 10-26-11 14' wide and over, 17' high and over, and/or 110' long and over: The mover most contact Liberty Hill Police Department, (512) 778-5449, 24 hours prior to traveling within Liberty Hill city limits.
    Williamson County, All Roads in Round Rock 04-01-04 House moves 20’ wide and over must move between the hours of 12:01 am and 4:30 am in the Round Rock City Limits.
    Williamson County, Taylor Truck Route 12-17-02 Over 26,000 lbs. GVW must use the truck route around Taylor.
    The truck route is US79 and FM397.
    Williamson County, IH35 WFR 02-07-14

    18' max height on the WFR at N.SP158/Lakeway Dr in Georgetown.

    This is a permanent restriction.

    Williamson County, IH35 EFR 09-25-09 16'6" max height between FM972 and SP158 in Georgetown.
    Williamson County, BU79 in Taylor 03-23-12 15' max height between SH95 and E.US79 in Taylor.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Williamson and Travis County, US183A toll road 05-23-07 No permits between S.US183 and N.US183.
    This is a toll road.

    The frontage roads are not continuous, therefore, do not issue permits for these frontage roads without prior district approval.
    Williamson and Travis County, N.SH45 Toll Road 04-29-11 No permits on the main lanes between US183 and N.SH130.
    The main lanes are toll roads.
    Williamson County, SH45 collector-distributor lanes under FM734 04-29-11 No permits on the collector -distributor lanes under FM734.

    These lanes are between the main lanes and the frontage roads and are not tolled, but they are too narrow for OS/OW vehicles. These lanes serve as the access ramps to/from the main lanes to/from the frontage roads at FM734.

    All loads permitted on the FM620 (SH45 NFR and SFR) must have the following statement on the permit:
    “Must remain on the frontage roads and go through the stoplights at FM734. Do not travel under FM734.”
    Williamson County, SH95 01-29-02 No permits between FM397 and US79.
    Williamson County, SH95 03-30-92 15' max height between FM397 and US79 in Taylor.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Williamson, Caldwell, and Travis Counties, SH130 Toll Road
    Portion of SH45
    04-19-13 No permits between the Guadalupe/Caldwell County line and IH35.
    The main lanes are toll roads.
    Williamson and Travis Counties, SH130 04-12-10 FYI: Reminder: SH130 ML, EFR, or WFR is not double signed with FM685 between S.FM685 and N.FM685.
    Williamson County, SH138 09-23-99 Manufactured Homes turning from SH138 WB to CR-226 SB must not travel on private property when making the turn.
    Williamson County, SH195 01-11-13 10' max width between SH138 and the Bell/Williamson County line.
    Williamson County, JCT SH195 & FM487 02-29-12 16' max height for all turns at JCT SH195 & FM487.

    Williamson County, FM112

     

    02-05-14 No permits between CR438 and CR424.
    CR438 is located approximately 3 ¾ miles west of FM486.
    CR424 is located approximately 5 ½ miles west of FM486.
    Williamson and Bell Counties, FM487 06-12-13 10' max width between FM1105 and SH95.
    Williamson County, FM487 12-28-12 No lowboy type trailers on the railroad crossing just west of the Bell/Williamson County line in Bartlett
    Williamson County, FM620 05-09-03 16’ max height at the junction of US183.
    Williamson and Travis Counties, FM685 11-23-05 17’ max height between FM1825 and US79.
    Williamson County, FM971 01-15-09 No lowboy type trailers crossing the railroad just west of S.SH95 in Granger.

    Williamson County, FM972

    01-31-14 No permits over Willis Creek. Willis Creek is located approximately 4 ¼ miles west of SH95.
    Williamson County, FM1660 08-09-04 Over 12’ wide: Must have approval from the Austin District Permit Office when traveling from US79 to 1.5 miles north.
    Williamson County, FM2243 07-08-11 16' max height between 1/4 mile west of US183A and 1/4 miles east of US183A.
    Williamson and Travis Counties, LP1/FM1325 toll road 05-19-09 No permits on the tolled main lanes between Scofield Ridge Pkwy and N.SH45.

    Williamson County, LP332 06-18-09 No permits between W.SH29 and E.SH29 in Liberty Hill.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Williamson County, SP26 in Georgetown 09-23-09 No permits between IH35 and FM2243 in Georgetown.
    Williamson County, SP158 in Georgetown 02-23-09 No permits between S.BI35 and N.IH35 in Georgetown.
    Rockbusters, Inc. of Georgetown and Rock Drilling Supply may travel through this restriction between FM971 and IH35.
    Williamson County, Lakeline Blvd in Cedar Park 01-17-06 No permits dropping off and/or picking up from Lakeline Blvd in Cedar Park.
    Loads with an origin or destination on Lakeline Blvd must have approval from the City of Cedar Park or the Cedar Park Police Department prior to movement.
    Lakeline Blvd intersects with US183 approximately 3/4 mile north of N.SH45.
    Lakeline Blvd also intersects with FM1431 approximately 1 1/4 miles west of US183.
    Last updated on Thu, Jul 24, 2014

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