Tennessee Eases Permit Travel Hour Restrictions

- The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has eliminated three-hour and afternoon curfews for over-dimension permit loads of most sizes, and reduced the curfews to two-hours for the largest roads.

Effective immediately, loads less than 12’6” wide, 15’ high, or 90’ long are no longer restricted by daytime curfews in Tennessee. Loads over these dimensions are prohibited from moving from 7:00-9:00 am and 4:00-6:00 pm in the following counties: Davidson, Hamilton, Shelby, Know, and Rutherford.

Mobile homes, site-built houses, and houseboats will continue to be limited by curfew travel restrictions regardless of dimension.

The Association would like to recognize the Tennessee Trucking Association, the Tennessee Board of Builders Association, and SC&RA member Mark Touchstone, of Wright Brothers Construction, for their assistance on this initiative.

A document of the TDOT’s official announcement can be found here.

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