Load Restrictions & Permits


Notice - 2015 Spring Load Restrictions

Effective Monday, May 18th, 2015 all Ward County pavement will be restricted by legal weight with a maximum gross weight not to exceed 80,000 lbs unless otherwise noted.  Ward County gravel roads will remain restricted by 7-ton per axle and 80,000 lbs gross vehicle weight. 
 

All county paved roads 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


All county gravel roads shall be restricted 7-tons. (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/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 9 - from US Highway 2 South to County Line


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

            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 to CR 9

            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:     105,500 Lbs/Gross


The following county roads shall be restricted to 7-tons.

*Maximum gross weight not to exceed 80,000 lbs.

CR 23 - from elevator North to CR 8

CR 10 - from CR 13 West to CR 9A

Maximum:       14,000 Lbs/Axle

Maximum:       28,000 Lbs/Tandem Axle

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

*Maximum:     80,000 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.