Load Restrictions & Permits

Map of Load Restrictions effective June 19, 2014.

Notice - 2014 Load Restrictions

Effective Monday, August 25, 2014 Ward County gravel roads south of US Highway #2 will be restricted to 15,000 lbs gross vehicle weight.  Providing there is no additional rainfall, this restriction will remain in effect until Wednesday, August 27 at 7:00 a.m. 

All county highways (paved and gravel) shall be restricted by the legal weight. (unless otherwise posted)

            Maximum gross weight not to exceed 80,000 lbs.

                        Maximum:       20,000 lbs/Axle

                        Maximum:       34,000 lbs/Tandem Axle

                        Maximum:       48,000 lbs/Groups of three (3) or more axles

                        Maximum:       80,000 lbs Gross

The following county roads shall be restricted by the legal weight.

* Maximum gross weight not to exceed 105,500 lbs.

            CR 10A - from U.S. Highway 83 East 4 miles and South 3 miles to CR 12

            CR 12 - from CR 19 East to the city limits of Surrey

            CR 9A - from U.S. Highway 2 South to CR 10

            CR 10 - from CR 9A West ½ mile

            CR 23 - from U.S. Highway 2 North ½ mile

CR 9 - from US Highway 2 South to State Highway 23

            CR 8 - from U.S. Highway 83 to CR 23

            CR 19 - from CR 10A – CR 12


                        Maximum:       20,000 Lbs/Axle

                        Maximum:       34,000 Lbs/Tandem Axle

                        Maximum:       48,000 Lbs/Groups of three (3) or more axles

                        *Maximum:     105,500 Lbs/Gross

Load Restrictions & Overload Permits
Please be advised that most of the roads in Ward County are 80,000-pound (40-ton) maximum load, with the exception of some roads that have been upgraded to 105,500-pound maximum loads. Ward County roads are posted with both 80,000-pound and 105,500-pound signs and are shown on the load map.

State road load restrictions are available here.

Overload permits are available for non-divisible loads, and the permits are found below. Please note that the Uniform Truck Permit available from the ND Association of Oil and Gas Producing Counties is only valid on non-restricted roads and must have a validation number. Any road that is posted as an 8-ton per axle or less or those shown as 80,000-pound (40-ton) maximum load restriction will need an over-sized permit from Ward County Highway Department.