Colorado Eases Permit Bridge Slow-Down Restriction

- In a recent regulatory update, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has eliminated some of the state’s more restrictive bridge slow-down regulations.

As the trucking industry has seen an increasing number of bridge slow-down provisions in recent years, CDOT has taken action to reduce the burden. Effective April 30, the mandatory 40 MPH bridge slow down for all structures along a route that had accompanied all permit loads in excess of 140,000 has been eliminated. All that remains in policy is a 10 MPH slow-down provision for permit specified structures for loads in excess of 200,000 pounds.

The new Colorado OSOW Rules and Regulations for Transport Permits have been officially posted and are available in their entirety online here.

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