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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.

County Date Restriction
All Counties, All Highways 05-09-11 Modified escort requirements:
  • Over 16’ wide but not exceeding 95’ long: One escort is required.
  • Over 16’ wide and 95’ long: Front and rear escorts are required.
  • Over 18’ wide: Front and rear escorts are required.
  • Callahan County, JCT IH20 & US283 01-24-07 65' max length for the following turns at JCT IH20 & US283:
  • IH20 NFR EB to US283 NB
  • IH20 NFR WB to US283 NB
  • US283 SB to IH20 NFR EB
  • US283 SB to IH20 NFR WB
  • Callahan County, US283 02-03-15 No width between the Coleman/Callahan County line and SH36.
    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 10-26-07 65' max length turning for all turns at JCT BU277 & US380.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Haskell and Jones Counties, SH6
    Portion of BU277
    06-25-14 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.
    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 in Big Spring 01-09-07 18’ max height between S.FM700 and IH20.
    Jones County, US83/US277 01-11-07 110' max length between US180 and the US83/US277 "Y" north of Anson.

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


    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, FM1081 04-15-14 10' max width between US380 and the Dickens/Kent County line.
    Mitchell County, IH20
    Portion of SH208
    03-26-15 In Colorado City: 11' max width between FM3525 and E.BI20.
    This restriction also affects SH208 where it is double signed with IH20.
    Mitchell County, IH20 NFR at E.BI20 in Colorado City 08-20-07 In Colorado City: There is no access traveling 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
  • Nolan County, IH20
    Portion of US84
    10-05-12 12' max width between 1 mile west of W.US84 and 1 mile east of W.US84.
    This restriction also affects US84 where it is double signed with IH20.
    Nolan County, IH20 EB to W.US84 NW 03-10-09 There is no access for traveling IH20 EB to W.US84 NW in Roscoe.
    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, Blackland Rd over IH20 in Roscoe 01-27-15 No permits over IH20.
    Blackland Rd is located just east of W.US84.
    This restriction also affects traveling IH20 EB to W.US84 WB.
    Nolan County, Eskota Rd over IH20 east of Sweetwater 11-07-06 No width and/or 65' max length crossing over IH20.
    Eskota Rd CR227) is located east of FM1856.
    Nolan County, US84 04-24-15 10' max width and/or 80' max length between FM1982 and W.IH20.
    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 04-17-15 In Snyder: 11' max width between Brand Ln and 3 miles east of US180.
    Brand Ln is located approximately 1 ¼ mile east of FM1142.
    Scurry County, US84 WB to W.FM1673 WB 02-23-09 There is no access from US84 ML or NFR WB to W.FM1673 WB.
    Loads must use the following route: "...US84w, Crossover @ E.FM1673, US84 SFRw, W.FM1673..."

    FYI: Please note that to get to US84 SFR, the vehicle must be 14’ high or less because they must travel under E.FM1673.
    Scurry County, JCT US180/W.BU84/W.SH208 & SH350 in Snyder 01-03-10 In Snyder: No permits for all turns to or from either highway at JCT US180/W.BU84/W.SH208 & SH350.

    FYI:This truck route is a suggested detour to avoid this junction: “…SH350n, FM2763e, SH208n, US180e…(Reverse for opposite direction).” This restriction is only for turns. This of course means that travel straight through on US180 or SH350 straight to/from W.BU84/W.SH208 are not affected (so long as no turns are made here).
    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, 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..."

    FYI: Please note that the vehicle must be 14’ high or less because they must travel under E.FM1673.
    Shackelford County, US180 E 06-14-02 80’ max length traveling US180e, SH351s, to SH351n, turnaround.
    No Lowboy type trailers of ALL lengths when using this maneuver.

    This is a permanent restriction.
    Taylor County, IH20 WB to W.BI20 EB 06-08-05 When traveling IH20 WB to W.BI20 EB, in Abilene; there is not a marked exit for W.BI20.
    You must exit from IH20 WB to the IH20 NFR just west of FM3438 and travel west to W.BI20.
    Taylor County, IH20 NFR at SH351 12-05-11 14' max height on the NFR at SH351.
    This restriction affects travel straight through IH20 NFR
    This restriction affects all turns to/from the NFR to/from SH351.
    Taylor County, orth 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, 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.
    Taylor County, LP322 EFR and WFR 04-01-14 In Abilene: No width on the EFR and WFR between Maple St and FM1750.
    Maple St is located approximately 1 mile north of US83.
    Last updated on Fri, Apr 24, 2015

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