Dekalb Illinois Transport - Oversize/Overweight Permit And Regulations

Dekalb Illinois Oversize Permits & Escort Information

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Note: For state regulations, see Illinois OD Regulations

Weight Restrictions on City Street

That whenever any street or highway under the jurisdiction of the City of DeKalb within the corporate limits of the City of DeKalb (excepting therefrom East and West Lincoln Highway, Sycamore Road and North and South Fourth Street) or without the corporate limits of the City of DeKalb, by reason of deterioration, rain, snow or other climate or weather condition, will be seriously damaged or destroyed by vehicles weighing in excess of 8,000 pounds gross weight per axle, the Director of Public Works for the City shall make such finding and sign under oath a statement finding such standards have been met, setting forth facts to sustainable such findings, describing the nature of the condition and declaring that the street or highway is closed to vehicles in excess of the weight limitations above mentioned. Such finding and statement shall be filed with the City Clerk.

The Director of Public Works shall, upon filling the finding and statement as provided for above, erect or cause to be erected and maintained, signs designating the provision above at each end of that portion of the street or highway affected thereby.

The authority herein granted in this Chapter 51, Section 51.24, may commerce on the 16th day of February and may terminate the 15th day of May of each and every year hereinafter, including the year of passage and approval. The Director of Public Works or his/her designee is authorized to implement seasonal weight restrictions in advance of February 16th of each year or waive, temporarily suspend, extend or terminate seasonal weight restrictions as weather conditions dictate.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to drive or to cause to be driven or move or cause to be moved any vehicle in excess of 8,000 pounds gross weight per axle when such findings and statement has been properly made and when the requirements in paragraph 2 are met.

In addition to the seasonal prohibition contained in paragraph , it shall be unlawful at any time for any person, firm or corporation to permit the operation of trucks or other commercial vehicles in excess of 5 tons gross weight to enter upon or operate upon any of the following residential streets within the jurisdiction of the City of DeKalb, except to cross said streets at any intersection of said streets with a street not designated in Schedule M of this Chapter 51.

Provided that prohibited trucks or commercial  vehicles may enter upon or operate upon said streets for the limited purpose of servicing residents upon said streets but shall enter and leave said street from the closest and most direct route from and to a non-prohibited street. Servicing means delivering or picking up material or goods to and from the residents upon said streets. The Director of Public Works shall place on such streets appropriate signs designating this prohibition.

Providing further that this Section 51.24 shall not apply to governmental vehicles in the performance of governmental functions, public utility vehicles in the performance of utility activities, buses using streets described in Schedule N attached hereto and made a part hereof, and vehicles of private contractors, performing government contracts upon the above enumerated streets or servicing residents along said streets.

In addition to the seasonal prohibition contained in paragraph 1 above, it shall be unlawful at any time for any person, firm or corporation to permit the operation of trucks or other commercial vehicles in excess of 12 tons gross weight to enter upon or operate upon any of the following streets at an intersection of said street or streets with a street not hereinafter listed: (1997-014)

Any person, firm or corporation convicted of violating this Chapter 51.24. shall be fined for the first offense not less than $75.00 nor more than $100.00, and for the second and successive offenses by the same person, firm or corporation within a period of 1 year of the first violation, not less than $200.00 nor more than $500.00. The foregoing in no way limits the civil liability of a violation for actual damage to any street or highway.

Trucks Prohibited on Certain Streets

In accordance with 625 ILCS 5/15-316(c), it shall be unlawful to operate any truck that meets any of the following characteristics: (2011-056)

  1. Weight in excess of 10,000 pounds and/or pulling a trailer with a weight in excess of 10,000 pounds;
  2. With an Illinois truck license plate in category F (permitting registered weights of 12,001-16,000 pounds) or any license plate category permitting a greater weight;
  3. Pulling a trailer with an Illinois truck license plate in category TE (permitting registered weights of 10,001-14,000 pounds) or any license plate category permitting a greater weight;
  4. With an out of state, agricultural, or other form of license plate permitting operation with a registered weight in excess of 12,000 pounds; or
  5. Pulling a trailer with an out of state, agricultural, or other form of license plate permitting operation with a registered weight in excess of 10,000 pounds;

Except for the purpose of servicing persons or business within the corporate limits of the City of DeKalb or within 1/4 mile of the corporate limits of the City of DeKalb, upon any of the following streets, except to cross said streets at an intersection of said street or streets with a street not hereinafter listed: (2011-056) Fairview Drive between 1st Street and 4th Street.

Penalties

Any violation of this subsection shall carry a minimum fine of not less than $250.00. The Department of Public Works is and shall be authorized to post appropriate signs prohibiting such traffic and indicating the minimum fine.

In accordance with 625 ILCS 5/15-316(c), it shall be unlawful to operate any truck weighing 24,000 pounds or more, except for the purpose of servicing residents or businesses within the corporate limits of the City of DeKalb or within 1/4 mile of the corporate limits of the City of DeKalb, upon any of the following streets, except to cross said streets at an intersection of said or streets with a street not hereinafter listed:

  • Bethany Road from Sangamon Road to Resource Parkway (2003-109)
  • North First Street from Dresser Road to Hillcrest Drive (1997-014)
  • North First Street from Dresser Road to Rich/Coltonville Road (2003-109)
  • South First Street from Taylor Street to Fairview Drive
  • Seventh Street from Sycamore Road to Pleasant Street and from Grove Street to Charter Street (1997-014)

In accordance with 625 ILCS 5/15-316(c), it shall be unlawful to operate any truck weighing 30,000 pounds or more, except for the purpose of servicing residents or businesses within the corporate limits of the City of DeKalb or within 1/4 mile of the corporate limits of the City of DeKalb, upon any of the following streets, except to cross said streets at an intersection of said street or streets with a street not hereinafter listed:

  • Gurler Road from State Route 23 to South First Street within the City of DeKalb limits.

In accordance with 625 ILCS 5/15-316(c), it shall be unlawful to operate any truck weighing 42,000 pounds (21 tons) or more, except for the purpose of servicing residents or businesses within the corporate limits of the City of DeKalb or within 1/4 mile of the corporate limits of the City of DeKalb, except to cross said streets at an intersection of said street or streets with a street not hereinafter listed:

  • South Malta Road to the westernmost corporate limits of the City of DeKalb.

For purposes of this section, “servicing” means delivering or picking up material or goods to and from residents or businesses on said streets, provided that vehicles shall enter or leave said streets from the closest and most direct route from and to a non-prohibited street.

This Section shall not apply to governmental vehicles in the performance of governmental functions, public utility vehicles in the performance of utility activities, buses duly authorized by the City of DeKalb to use any streets otherwise prohibited, and private construction vehicles performing work under a government contract upon any of the above enumerated streets or serving residents along said streets. The Director of Public Works shall place appropriate signs on the above streets designating the prohibition contained in this section.

For Truck Routes see https://www.cityofdekalb.com/DocumentCenter/View/177/Chapter-51-Traffic-PDF?bidld=

Below is a list of the cities and where to find their updated permits

The following pages provide links to the city's general guidelines for oversize permits and escorts for over dimensional/heavy haul shipping. City regulations are subject to change. If you find something incorrect let us know and we will verify and update the page accordingly.

Click on the cities below for links to the city's guidelines for permitting oversize loads and escorts for over dimensional / heavy haul shipping. These regulations are subject to change for each state. If something doesn't look correct, give us a shout and let us know so we can property update the page.

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