Load Restrictions & Permits

Load Restrictions effective October 1st, 2013.

Spring Restrictions
The spring restrictions have been removed from county roads with the following exceptions:
  • CR 2 - In the city limits of Kenmare
  • CR 12 (55th Street) – from US 2 south to CR 14 (37th Ave)
  • CR 14 (72nd Street) – from US 2 south to CR 14 (37th Ave)
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.

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.

Permit Applications & Fees