Load Restrictions & Permits

Map of Load Restrictions effective June 12, 2014.


Notice - 2014 Load Restrictions

Seasonal highway load restrictions on Ward County paved highways will be removed on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 7:00am. 

All county highways (paved and gravel) shall have a seven (7) ton restriction. (unless otherwise posted)

Maximum gross weight not to exceed 80,000 lbs.

                        Maximum:       14,000 Lbs/Axle

                        Maximum:       28,000 Lbs/Tandem Axle

                        Maximum:       36,000 Lbs/Group of three (3) or more axles

                        Maximum:       80,000 Lbs Gross

 

The following county roads shall have a six (6) ton restriction

            Maximum gross weight not to exceed 80,000 lbs.

            CR 2   - In the city limits of Kenmare

            CR 14 – CR 9 to CR 9A

                        Maximum:       12,000 lbs/Axle

                        Maximum:       24,000 lbs/Tandem Axle

                        Maximum:       30,000 lbs/Groups of three (3) or more axles

                        Maximum:       80,000 lbs Gross

 

The following county roads shall have an eight (8) ton restriction

Maximum gross weight not to exceed 80,000 lbs.

            CR 10  - from CR 9A East to U.S. Highway 2/52

            CR 10A- from CR 10 North to Burlington City Limits

           

           

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

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

            CR 23  - from1/2 mile North of U.S. Highway 2 North to the County Line

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

            CR 19   - from CR 10A – CR 12

 

                        Maximum:       16,000 Lbs/Axle

                        Maximum:       32,000 Lbs/Tandem Axle

                        Maximum:       42,000 Lbs/Groups of three (3) or more axles

                        Maximum:       80,000 Lbs Gross

                        *Maximum:     105,500 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

                        Maximum:       20,000 Lbs/Axle

                        Maximum:       34,000 Lbs/Tandem Axle

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

                        *Maximum:     105,000 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.