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Abilene District Permit Restrictions

These restrictions were ordered by the Texas Department of Transportation, Abilene District. For questions about these restrictions, contact the following people in the district office:
Sendy Bolin (325) 676-6804
Saundra Collins (325) 676-6858
Daniel Bolden (325) 676-6836

If a county you are looking for is not listed on this page, we are unaware of any restrictions in that county.

County Date Restriction
All Counties, All Highways 06-04-15 Modified escort requirements:
  • Over 16’ wide: One escort is required.
  • Over 18’ wide: Front and rear escorts are required.
  • All Counties, All Highways Load Zoned Posted 58,420 lbs GVW 08-04-15 Permission: Permitted vehicles that cannot reduce axle weights for 58,420 lbs GVW Load Zoned highways may travel on these highways only if the load has an origin or destination on these highways.
    Callahan County, IH20 NFR and SFR
    Portion of FM880
    06-07-16 No permits on the NFR and SFR between E.BI20 in Baird and the Eastland/Callahan County line.
    This restriction also affects FM880 where it is double signed with IH20 NFR and SFR.
    Callahan County, SH36 06-29-16 No width between FM603 and CR228.
    CR228 is located approximately 1 ½ miles north of FM1178.
    Callahan County, SH36 06-29-16 No permits between CR228 and CR232.
    CR228 is located approximately 1 ½ miles north of FM1178.
    CR232 is located approximately 1 mile south of FM1750.
    Callahan County, SH36 06-29-16 No width between CR232 and FM1750.
    CR232 is located approximately 1 mile south of FM1750.
    Haskell County, BU277 in Haskell 10-24-07 No permits between S.US277 and N.US277 unless the load has an origin/destination here.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Haskell County, JCT US380 & BU277 in Haskell 10-24-07 65' max length turning for all turns at JCT BU277 & US380.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Haskell and Jones Counties, SH6
    Portion of BU277
    06-24-14 No permits between FM2702 and N.BU277 in Stamford.
    This restriction also affects BU277 where it is double signed with SH6.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Haskell County, FM1225 02-04-15 12' max width between SH6 and US277.
    Howard County, IH20 ML, NFR, and SFR 04-16-15 IH20 is restricted as follows:
  • ML: 12' max width, 14' max height, 85' max length, and/or 59' max trailer length between CR Moore Field Rd and W.BI20 in Big Spring.
  • NFR and SFR: No permits on the NFR and SFR between Cauble Rd and W.BI20 in Big Spring.
  • CR Moore Field Rd is located approximately 1 ½ miles east of FM2599.
  • Cauble Rd id located approximately 1 3/4 miles west of W.BI20 in Big Spring.
  • Howard County, US87 01-09-07 18’ max height between S.FM700 and IH20.
    Howard County, FM821 06-04-15 10' max width FM2183 and IH20.
    Howard County, FM846 10-30-15 12' max width between CR43 and FM1205.
    CR43 is located approximately 6 ¾ miles east of E.FM669.
    Howard County, FM2230 04-11-16 No permits between S.US87 and FM846.
    Jones County, US83/US277 03-02-16 10' max width between FM707 and N.US277.
    Jones County, US83/US277 01-11-07 110' max length between US180 and N.US277.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Jones and Haskell Counties, SH6
    Portion of BU277 in Stamford


    06-25-14 No permits between FM2702 and N.BU277 in Stamford.
    This restriction also affects BU277 where it is double signed with SH6.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Jones County, FM126 02-04-15 12' max width between US180 and US83.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Jones County, FM1082 07-30-12 12' max width between N.FM600 and FM2833.
    Kent County, SH70 08-11-16 10' max width between ¼ mile south of ABC Creek and ¼ mile north of ABC Creek.
    ABC Creek is located approximately 7 miles south of W.US380.
    Kent County, SH70 08-11-16 10' max width between ¾ mile south of W.US380 and W.US380.
    Mitchell County, IH20 NFR at E.BI20 in Colorado City 08-20-07 In Colorado City: There is no access for the following turns at IH20 NFR and E.BI20:
  • IH20 NFR EB to E.BI20 WB
  • IH20 NFR WB to E.BI20 WB
  • E.BI20 EB to IH20 NFR EB
  • E.BI20 EB to IH20 NFR WB
  • Mitchell County, SH208 06-01-16 10' max width between the Coke/Mitchell County line and CR345/CR633.
    CR345/CR633 is located approximately 5 miles north of the Coke/Mitchell County line.
    Mitchell County, FM2836 02-18-16 No permits on the Cherry Creek bridge south of Westbrook.
    The Cherry Creek bridge is located approximately 2 miles south of IH20.
    Nolan County, IH20 EB to W.US84 NW 03-10-09 In Roscoe: There is no access for traveling IH20 EB to W.US84 NW.
    Loads must use the following route (up to 18ft high): "...IH20e, Roscoe, Crossover @ Blackland Rd, IH20 NFRw, US84w..."
    This detour must be typed into the route; there are no signs that tell drivers that they must do this to travel to US84 NW.

    FYI: There is no need to mention "US84 NFRw" since traffic will automatically be forced onto the main lanes just northwest of IH20.
    Nolan County, Eskota Rd over IH20 east of Sweetwater 11-07-06 No width and/or 65' max length crossing over IH20.
    Eskota Rd is located east of FM1856.
    Nolan County, BI20 in Sweetwater 05-19-15 No weight between W.IH20 and LP170.
    Nolan County, W.BU84 WB to US84 WB in Roscoe 04-22-14 No lowboy type trailers traveling W.BU84 WB to US84 WB.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Nolan County, FM1856 06-27-08 12’ max width and/or 85’ max length between FM2035 and SH70.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Scurry County, US84 WB to W.FM1673 WB 02-23-09 There is no access traveling US84 ML or NFR WB to W.FM1673 WB.
    Scurry County, JCT US180/W.BU84/W.SH208 & SH350 in Snyder 01-03-11 In Snyder: No permits for all turns at JCT US180/W.BU84/W.SH208 & SH350.
    Scurry County, FM1269 05-12-15 10' max width bewteen US180 and 1 mile south of the Scurry/Garza County Line.
    Scurry and Garza Counties, FM1269 10-21-13 10' max width and/or no weight between FM612 and US84.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Scurry County, FM1606 10-28-15 10' max width between SH350 and SH208.
    Scurry County, FM1606 06-13-16 10' max width between SH208 and US84.
    Scurry County, FM1610 06-13-16 10' max width between the Borden/Scurry County line and FM1606.
    Scurry County, FM1673 EB/WB when on US84 SFR 02-23-09 When traveling on FM1673 where it merges with US84 SFR, must type US84 SFR in the route.
    FM1673 is not physically signed on US 84 SFR.
    EB: "...FM1673e, US84 SFRe, E.FM1673e..."
    WB: "...FM1673w, US84 SFRw, W.FM1673w..."
    Shackelford County, SH351 SB to NB 06-14-02 80' max length and/or no lowboy type trailers traveling SH351 SB to NB at first crossover south of US180.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Stonewall County, FM1835 05-20-15 No permits between 7 mile north of the Jones/Stonewall County line and 5 miles south of SH283.
    Taylor County, IH20 WB to W.BI20/US84 EB in Abilene 05-21-15 In Abilene: There is no access traveling IH20 WB to W.BI20/US84 EB.
    Taylor County, IH20 NFR at SH351 12-05-11 14' max height on the IH20 NFR at SH351.
    This restriction affects travel straight through IH20 NFR
    This restriction affects all turns at IH20 NFR and SH351.
    Taylor County, North St under W.BI20 in Abilene 02-20-14 14' max width and/or 14'6" max height under W.BI20 in Abilene.
    North St is located where IH20 SFR breaks at W.BI20.
    Taylor County, JCT US83 & SP707 in Abilene 07-20-09 There is no access when traveling US83 SB to SP707 EB or SP707 WB to US83 SB.
    Taylor County, SH351 05-26-15 No width between IH20 and FM1082.
    Taylor County, FM89 05-07-98 14' max width, 14' max height, and/or 85' max length between FM1235 and FM613 in Buffalo Gap.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Taylor County, FM707 under IH20 06-19-09 20’ max width under IH20 main lanes.
    Over 12’ wide: A flagman is required to warn oncoming traffic as the vehicle travels on the center of lanes of FM707 under IH20 main lanes.

    This is due to narrow conditions of FM707 under IH20 and the necessity to avoid striking the lower portions of the arched bridge support.
    Last updated on Thu, Sep 1, 2016

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