New Mexico OSOW permits


Permits valid for three days. Drivers usually order NM permits through the Sammons Permit Office, but they can also be purchased at Ports of Entry provided the size of the load does not require a bridge check or route survey.


New Mexico permitting system:https://permits.dot.state.nm.us/

Contact phone number: 1- 505-476-2475


OPERATING TIME:

Sunrise to Sunset, Monday through Saturday. No Sunday travel. Overweight only (up to 140,000 pounds gross), can have continuous travel on Interstate and 4-lane highways but a pilot car is required!


RESTRICTED TRAVEL:

Movement prohibited between the hours of 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the municipalities of Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Espanola. In Santa Fe, movement is also prohibited between the hours of 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., except for SR599. Curfew times do not apply to I-25 through Santa Fe, but they do apply on Interstates in Albuquerque. No movement is allowed when any weather condition restricts visibility to less than 1000', or when wind speed is 25 miles per hour or more. No travel on major holidays. The closure may start at noon on the day before Holiday. Check with Sammons Permit Office.


LEGAL DIMENSIONS:

Width: 8'6"

Height: 14'

Length: 57'6" trailer on designated highways, 65' overall length on all other roads.

Overhang: 7' rear

Weight: 80,000 Gross Single – 21,600 Tandem – 34,320 10' Spread – 39,000 Tridem – Depends on spacings


ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:

Width: Depends on routes.

Height: Depends on routes. 16' needs a route survey; 18' needs utility surveys and clearance from municipal and local authorities.

Length: Depends on routes.

Weight: 5 axles – 105,000 6 axles – 119,000 7 axles – 133,000 Single – 23,000 on Interstate, 18,000 – 20,000 all other roads, depending on spacings Tandem – 46,000 Tridem – 60,000 Quad – 68,000

Note: NM treats a 10+' spread combination as a tandem rather than two singles.


ESCORTS:

Width: Over 14' – 1 escort (a few routes require an escort for over 12' wide); over 20' – also needs police escort.

Height: Over 15'5" – 1 escort and route survey (some routes may require route survey for lower heights)

Length: Over 90' – 1 escort; over 110' – 2 escorts.


MISCELLANEOUS:

Bulldozer blades and arms over 14' wide (measured at right angles to the trailer axis) shall be detached and hauled in a manner to not create a safety hazard. Dozer blades shorter than 14' wide may be hauled without being detached provided the dozer is firmly supported. If buckets, blades, counterweights, etc., are easy to remove, they must be removed but can be hauled with the load. The blade can be detached and hauled with the dozer on the same trailer if the load would be overweight with or without the blade. It should be stated on the permit. On wide loads, side mirrors must extend far enough to avoid view being blocked by the load.


SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS:

"Oversize Load" or “Wide Load" signs required on the front of the towing unit and on the rear of the load. Red flags at least 12" square must be affixed to the front right and left sides of the towing unit and to each corner of the load. Towing vehicles pulling oversize loads that exceed 12' wide may display an amber rotating flashing beacon atop the cab.

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