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Section 3: Emergency Load Zones on Roads

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3.1 Setting Emergency Load Zones on Roads

The district shall notify the Construction Division, Materials and Pavements Section (CST-M&P), by telephone or email that an emergency load restriction is required. The following table lists the steps, responsible party, and required action for establishing emergency load zones on roads:

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Responsible Party

Required Action



  • Provides a map showing location of road and alternate routes for legally loaded vehicles to use;
  • Recommends gross load or axle load limits;
  • Documents deficiencies justifying the placement of emergency load limits;
  • Submits a request for a 120-day extension of the emergency load restriction if the load restriction is needed for more than 120 days;
  • Requests a permanent load restriction by memorandum and submittal of the " Recommended Change in Road Load Zoning" form prior to the expiration of the emergency load restriction, if necessary.



  • Evaluate information received from district;
  • Prepares letter for the director of CST authorizing the emergency load restriction for 120 days (director can also authorize 120-day extension of emergency load zone restriction, if necessary);
  • Notifies district and the Department of Motor Vehicles, Motor Carrier Division (MCD), of approval;
  • Updates the publicly accessible load zone map.



  • Erects signs indicating the emergency load limits once approval from the director of CST has been received.



  • Provides consultation to MCD as needed.

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