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Michigan 800-381-8477-Road conditions http://mdotwas1.mdot.state.mi.us/public/LaneClosure/ (Construction/Lane closures) http://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,1607,7-151-9622_11033_32060-98220--,00.html (Truckers map) MICHIGAN PILOT CAR REGULATIONS When Permit Is Needed Over 8'6" wide, Over 13'6" high, Trailer over 50' long, Over 80,000 lbs. On 5 axles Special Information Needed Load description, object wt, from-to, route, object width, height, length, vehicle width, trailer length, overall width, height, length, rear overhang Times Of Movement ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset; no weekend travel Travel prohibited on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day . Permit office closed on above holidays plus Martin Luther King Day, Lincoln’s Birthday, Veteran’s Day, the day after Thanksgiving Day and the day after Christmas. Movement not allowed from 7-9am & from 3-6pm in the following counties: Genesee, Ingham, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Muskegon, Macomb, Oakland, Saginaw, Wayne & Westenau When Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required http://www.michigan.gov/documents/MDOT_MoveOS_OW_T2_92127_7.pdf Over 12' to 14' wide-1 Over 14' wide-2 (front & rear) 90' to 100' long-1 rear Over 100'- 2 (front & rear) Over 14'5" high with high pole-1 front Over 15' high with high pole-2 (front & rear) Overhang over 15'-1 rear Mobile Homes/Modular Loads: 12' to 14' wide-1 rear Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle General: Passenger car or pickup truck Signs: “OVERSIZE LOAD” sign 5’ x 12” w/ black letters (8” high) on yellow background on roof of vehicle Lights: at least one flashing/rotating amber light on top of vehicle visible for 500’ Flags: No stipulations Additional equipment: A height pole is required set at a height to assure clearance of the load if height of load exceeds 14’ 6” Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator None stipulated Dept. of Transportation Permits Office- Hours: 7:30am-4:30pm ET; Dept. of Transportation P.O. Box 30050 (all correspondence) Lansing, MI 48909 7050 W. Saginaw, Ste. 2 (walk-in applications only) Lansing MI 48917 (517)373-2120 (inquiries only) US Customs: Border crossing info.: Saulte Ste. Marie (906)632-2631;Detroit Tunnel (313)567-4422; Blue Water Bridge (810)984-3131; Ambassador Bridge (313)496-1111 International Bridge Authority: Sault Ste. Marie (906)635-5255 Mackinac Bridge Authority: St. Ignace (906)643-7600 (Must call 24 hrs. in advance of crossing) http://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,107,7-151-9625_26039_29807---,00.html