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(717)939-9551 x92-Turnpike conditions/ construction
http://www.dot.state.pa.us/Workzone_map/map.html (Road construction map)
http://www.rwis.state.pa.us/site/site.nsf/mainpage (Road conditions map)

PENNSYLVANIA PILOT CAR REGULATIONS
When Permit Is Needed
Over 8' wide
Over 13'6" high
Trailer over 53' long

Special Information Needed
Axle weights & spacing (regardless of gvw)
Registered wt.;
Make; model; serial # on load; # of pieces
Company FEIN
Specific miles & direction from nearest intersection where movement begins/ends (ex: 3.7 miles south of I-81)

Times Of Movement
Sunrise to sunset in non-urbanized areas; Sat. till noon in non-urbanized areas; no Sun. travel except in non-urbanized areas
If not oversize and if gross weight does not exceed 100,000 lbs. Vehicles operating at prevailing speeds may operate continuously, except during holiday periods or during inclement weather.
Travel prohibited on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas
No travel allowed after noon on the weekday preceding those holidays until 9am on the weekday following the holiday or as specified on the permit.

When Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required
http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/067/chapter179/chap179toc.html
On all highways:
Width over 13'-1 (rear if multi lane- front if 2 lane)
Width over 16'- police escort
Length over 90'- 1 rear
Length over 160'- police escort
Rear overhang over 15'- 1 rear
Height over 14'6" w/high pole-1 front
Overweight more than 201,000 lbs.-police escort
Overweight if required to travel at reduced speeds over bridges- 1 rear
Overweight if permit requires load must be the only vehicle on a bridge or to occupy more than 1 lane to cross on 2-directional bridge- 2 (front & rear) If bridge supports only 1-lane of traffic- 1 rear
Urban areas:
Oversize loads allowed to run 3:00 am to sunrise- 2 (front & rear)
Permitted loads not able to run 40 mph on limited access highways allowed between 9 am to 4 pm-1 rear
Non-urbanized areas:
Permitted loads not able to maintain 40 mph on limited access highways- 1 rear

Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle
General: None specified
Signs: “OVERSIZE LOAD” sign (5’ x 12”) w/ black letters (8” high) on yellow background mounted on front and/or rear of vehicle
Lights: 1 or 2 flashing lights
Flags: None specified
Additional equipment: 2-way radio

Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator
Liability insurance in the combined amount of $1,000,000 & proof thereof

Dept. of Transportation Permits Office- Hours: 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m. ET
Dept. of Transportation
Motor Carrier Division
Central Permit Office
Commonwealth Keystone Building.
400 N St, 6th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120
717-787-5367; fax: 717-787-9890/9506
http://www.dot.state.pa.us/