During the COVID-19 public health emergency, the following weight exemptions are in place when responding to the emergency as described in the declarations of Governor Brown and Director Strickler.Interstate Highways (I-5; I-82; I-84; I-105; I-205; I-405) and All Non-Interstate Highways Maintained by the State of Oregon
On Interstate Highways, and all non-Interstate Highways maintained by the State of Oregon, the vehicle or combination of vehicles may exceed legal weight up to 105,500 pounds. The tire, axle and group axle weights shall not exceed those shown on Weight Table 1
and Weight Table 2
. The vehicle or combination of vehicles must be eligible to obtain an overweight permit under ORS Chapter 818
Enforcement action will not be taken against carriers who meet the exemptions and do not have a permit.
All Non-Interstate Highways Maintained by Other Road Authorities
Not every paved road in Oregon is maintained by ODOT. For roads under the authority of county, city, or other jurisdictions, the carrier must contact the local road authority with permitting questions before moving. Refer to the list of public contact information
for county contact information. We do not maintain lists of city contact information, or contact information for other jurisdictions.
You must abide by all weight postings on bridges. If you exceed those weight postings, you cannot cross those bridges. The responsibility will be placed solely on the driver. In addition to the obvious safety concerns, the driver will be subject to enforcement action, and civil penalties against the motor carrier will be explored.