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Trans 254.12(1) (1) No vehicle, vehicle combination, or load exceeding 16 feet in width may be operated or transported upon any portion of the national system of interstate and defense highways unless the permit contains a special condition authorizing movement with a greater width upon the interstate highway system.
Trans 254.12(2) (2) No permit allowing the dimensions of a vehicle or load to exceed 14 feet in width, 1412 feet in height or 150 feet in length is valid on any part of the Milwaukee county expressway system constructed pursuant to s. 59.84, Stats., except on U.S. highway 45 between West Florist Avenue and West Hampton Avenue and on interstate highway 94 between the Waukesha county line and 108th Street.
Trans 254.12(3) (3) Self-propelled, carry-all scrapers operating under a permit may not be operated on the interstate highway system, the Milwaukee county expressway system, or on U.S. highway 41 between Green Bay and Milwaukee.
Trans 254.12(4) (4) An oversize or overweight vehicle may not be operated on a highway, whether loaded or empty, at any time that the permit is not valid.
Trans 254.12(5) (5) A permit issued by the department for a movement which is partly on the state trunk highway system and partly on other classes of highways is valid only on state highways.
Trans 254.12(6) (6) An issuing authority may issue a permit under extraordinary circumstances when, in the opinion of the issuing authority, public health and welfare is better served, and may impose additional conditions to promote the safe operation of the vehicle. Extraordinary circumstances include, but are not limited to, the construction and repair of the Milwaukee county Freeway System.
Trans 254.12 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1990, No. 420, eff. 1-1-91; emerg. cr. (6), eff. 2-1-05; correction in (2) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register June 2005 No. 594; CR 05-009: cr. (6) Register June 2005 No. 594, eff. 7-1-05; CR 13-093: am. (2) Register July 2014 No. 703, eff. 8-1-14.
Trans 254.13 Trans 254.13Power unit change. In the event of a breakdown or unavailability of the power unit listed on the application and permit, another power unit may be substituted, provided that the make and vehicle identification number, or license number and state, of the substitute power unit are written on the permit. The issuing authority shall be advised by telephone prior to operating the substitute power unit with the oversize load. Changes in the terms of the permit, other than the identification of the power unit, require a written request and a written amendment to the permit authorizing the change. The driver of a vehicle operating under a permit shall have the amended permit in his or her possession prior to the movement of the load.
Trans 254.13 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1990, No. 420, eff. 1-1-91.
Trans 254.14 Trans 254.14Insurance and liability conditions.
Trans 254.14(1)(1) In applying for and accepting a permit, a permittee agrees to:
Trans 254.14(1)(a) (a) Pay any claim for any bodily injury or property damage resulting from operation under the permit for which the permittee is legally responsible.
Trans 254.14(1)(b) (b) Hold the state, its subdivisions, officers, employees and agents harmless from any claim which may arise from operation over public highways under the permit.
Trans 254.14(2) (2) Whether or not insurance, bond, or deposit as set forth in sub. (7) is required, the permittee shall be liable for all damages which any highway or its appurtenances may sustain by reason of any operation under the permit.
Trans 254.14(3) (3) An issuing authority may waive insurance requirements for permits issued to government.
Trans 254.14(4) (4) Where a certificate of insurance is required, no insurer may cancel the certificate of insurance without providing the issuing authority 10 days advance written notice of the cancellation.
Trans 254.14(5) (5) An issuing authority may require a permittee to provide more bodily injury and property damage liability coverage than is set forth in sub. (6).
Trans 254.14(6) (6) The following insurance amounts are required:
Trans 254.14(6)(a) (a) When the permitted load does not exceed 12 feet in width, 1312 feet in height, or 100 feet in length and is not overweight by more than 25%: - See PDF for table PDF
Trans 254.14(6)(b) (b) When the permitted load exceeds the size or weight limitations in par. (a): - See PDF for table PDF
Trans 254.14(7) (7) A permittee shall certify, and may be required to present satisfactory written evidence, that the amount of insurance coverage given in sub. (6), or a bond in a form satisfactory to the issuing authority, will be in effect for the vehicle and load designated in the permit while operating on the public highway, unless this requirement is expressly waived by the issuing authority.
Trans 254.14 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1990, No. 420, eff. 1-1-91.
Trans 254.15 Trans 254.15General conditions and requirements.
Trans 254.15(1)(1) A permittee shall comply with all applicable statutes, ordinances, rules and policies of any state agency or subdivision of the state, unless they are modified by the conditions of the permit.
Trans 254.15(2) (2) When a vehicle operating under a permit is overheight, the permittee shall give prior notice to the owners of overhead wires, cables, or other facilities which may be affected.
Trans 254.15(3) (3) A properly equipped escort vehicle as described in ch. Trans 252 shall accompany a vehicle and load:
Trans 254.15(3)(a) (a) When any part of a vehicle or load extends beyond the left of the roadway centerline on 2-way roadways,
Trans 254.15(3)(b) (b) When any part of a vehicle or load extends beyond the left edge of the right hand lane on highways with more than 2 lanes, or
Trans 254.15(3)(c) (c) On a highway designated in the permit.
Trans 254.15(4) (4) A vehicle and load that does not require an escort vehicle may, when safe, move to the left of the centerline or beyond the left lane line while crossing a bridge or railroad crossing, but only after yielding to all other traffic.
Trans 254.15 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1990, No. 420, eff. 1-1-91.
Trans 254.16 Trans 254.16Special conditions.
Trans 254.16(1) (1) When a load is transported under a permit, the permittee may be required by an issuing authority to provide a traffic officer or flagperson to direct traffic, one or more escorts, or police escorts, or any combination thereof.
Trans 254.16(2) (2) All loads exceeding 16 feet in width shall have one or more properly equipped escorts.
Trans 254.16 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1990, No. 420, eff. 1-1-91; CR 13-093: am. Register July 2014 No. 703, eff. 8-1-14.
Trans 254.17 Trans 254.17Denial, suspension or revocation of permit.
Trans 254.17(1)(1) An issuing authority may deny, suspend, or revoke a permit for good cause, pursuant to s. 348.25 (7), Stats. Grounds for the denial, suspension, or revocation of a permit include:
Trans 254.17(1)(a) (a) Violation of any condition of a permit.
Trans 254.17(1)(b) (b) Preventing an employee of an issuing authority or a law enforcement officer from performing his or her official duties, or interfering with the lawful performance of his or her duties.
Trans 254.17(1)(c) (c) Physically assaulting an employee of an issuing authority or a law enforcement officer while performing his or her official duties.
Trans 254.17(1)(d) (d) Making a material misstatement in an application for a permit.
Trans 254.17(1)(e) (e) Unauthorized alteration of a permit.
Trans 254.17(1)(f) (f) Refusal or failure, without just cause, to produce required records.
Trans 254.17(1)(g) (g) Payment of an application fee with a worthless check.
Trans 254.17(1)(h) (h) Violation of any other applicable provision under ch. 348, Stats., or this chapter.
Trans 254.17(2) (2) A permittee shall immediately return a suspended or revoked permit to the issuing authority, after receiving notice from the issuing authority of the suspension or revocation of the permit.
Trans 254.17 Note Note: If a permit is denied, suspended, or revoked, an applicant or permittee may request a hearing before the division of hearings and appeals, pursuant to s. 348.25 (9), Stats.
Trans 254.17 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1990, No. 420, eff. 1-1-91.
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