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Wisconsin Road Conditions
(414)785-7140/ (800)762-3947-Road conditions
http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/road/workzones.htm (Road construction map)
http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/road/winter-roads.htm#map (Road conditions map/ chart)

WISCONSIN PILOT CAR REGULATIONS
When Permit Is Needed
Over 8'6" wide, over 13'6" high, trailer over 40' long, over 80,000 lbs.
Special Information Needed
Load info, load dimensions broken down
Times Of Movement-See provision sheet MV2605-394 or cal (608)266-7320
Sunrise to sunset; M-F & Sat. until noon
Nighttime travel is permitted for loads not exceeding 100' long,12' wide, & 13’6” high; loads less than this allowed to travel all weekend from Memorial Day to Labor Day
Loads exceeding the previous size may not travel from sunset to sunrise; after 4pm on Friday from the 4th Friday in May and Labor Day; during the period beginning at noon on the day preceding every holiday and continuing until sunrise the day following every holiday
Over 15’ high w/ reflectorized striped hazard markers on outside extremities of load.
Holidays w/ restricted travel times: New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas
Weekend travel:
Loads over 100' long, 12' wide, 13'6" high travel only until noon on Sat.
Loads less than these dimensions may travel

When Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required
http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/code/trans/trans252.pdf
On 2-way, 2-lane highways:
When any part of the load or vehicle extends beyond the left of roadway centerline-1 pilot
Width over 15' up to 16' (frequently)-1 front
On any highway designated by permit-1 or more
Width over 16'-2 (front & rear)
Over 125' long-2 (front & rear)
On multi-lane highways:
Same as 2- lane except when any part of vehicle/load extends beyond the left of the right hand lane.
Mobiles:
Width over 14' (on certain highways) - 1 pilot car
Width over 16’-police/private escort: 1 rear on divided highways; 1 front & 1 rear on non-divided highways

Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle
“OVERSIZE LOAD” sign mounted above the roof of the vehicle
Sign must measure 5’ x 12” w/ black letters 10” high (brush stroke width of not less than 1 ½”) on a solid yellow/amber background
Bright red or orange flag at least 18” square
2 bright red or orange flags at least 18” square on a short staff mounted on the front bumper (one on each side)
2 amber warning lights mounted on or above the vehicle roof; it shall include a single or multiple pulse strobe light and shall flash, pulse or rotate between 30 & 120 times/minute; shall be visible at a distance of 500’ & 360o circumference

Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must have an operator’s license issued to the vehicle operator and valid in Wisconsin
A non-resident must have a license or certification issued in another jurisdiction that allows that person to operate a pilot car in that jurisdiction

Dept. of Transportation Permits Office-Hours: 7:45-10:30am; 1-4pm; CT
Dept. of Transportation
4802 Sheboygan Ave. Rm. 151
P.O. Box 7980
Madison, WI 53707
(608)266-7320; fax: (608)264-7751

http://www.dot.state.wi.us/business/carriers/osowgeneral.htm