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Missouri Road Conditions http://maps.modot.mo.gov/travelerinformation/TravelerInformation.aspx (Road conditions/construction map) MISSOURI PILOT CAR REGULATIONS When Permit Is Needed Over 8'6" wide Over 13'6" high Trailer over 53' long Special Information Needed Model & serial #- trailer & load length Permit must be faxed to a dedicated fax line Times Of Movement 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset except in metropolitan and tourist areas Travel permitted all day Saturday. No Sunday movement. Travel restrictions on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas (restrictions begin at noon of the weekday before the holiday and lifts the day after--overweight travel restriction lifted at 12:01am/overdimension travel restriction lifted 30 minutes before sunrise) When Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required http://www.modot.org/mcs/documents/odowinternetinstructionmanualOct200.pdf A. On 2-lane & undivided highways: 12'4" to 14' wide: 2 lane-1 front 12'4" to 14' wide (off designated highways)-2 (front & rear) 14' to 16' wide- 2 (front & rear) Over 90' for a combo unit on all highways except divided-1 rear Over 15'6” high (& route survey)-1 w/height pole B. On interstate & divided multi-lane highways: 12'4" to 16' wide-1 rear Over 15’6” high (& route survey)-1 w/height pole C. Superloads: (Exceeding 16” wide, 16” high, 150” long and/or 160,000 lb.GW) If over 17’5” high must have written approval from the appropriate utility company showing approval to disturb lines across route. No movement from 6:30am-9am & 3:30pm-6pm. State Highway Patrol: 1 front + 1 rear civilian On 2-lane highways if load exceeds 16’ wide-1 front+ 2 rear civilian When load exceeds 16’ wide on any highway other than interstate/18’ wide on interstate/150’ overall length Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle General: a properly licensed automobile, pickup truck, utility vehicle, station wagon or equivalent covered by at least minimum amount of insurance required by law Signs: “OVERSIZE” load signs shall be displayed on the front and/or rear of the escort vehicle, whichever is applicable for the move. A sign mounted on the top of the vehicle with printing on both sides is acceptable. Signs are to be a minimum size of 5’ x 1’; minimum 8” high letters. The sign’s background shall be yellow with black lettering and visible for at least three hundred feet (300’). Lights: Flags: at least 2 red/orange fluorescent warning flags mounted on a staff at the 2 front extremities of the vehicle for a front escort; at the rear extremities for a rear escort. Additional equipment: height pole; 2-way radio Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator Operators of escort vehicles shall be properly licensed, obey all traffic laws and be at least 18 years of age. Dept. of Transportation Permits Office Missouri DOT Motor Carrier Services OS/OW Permit Section 1320 Creek Trail Dr or P.O. Box 893 Jefferson City, MO 65102-0893 (866)831-6277;(573)751-7100 Fax: (573)751-7408 http://www.modot.org/