Oversize & Overweight Vehicle Permits

Oversize-Overweight vehicles are requested to stay on State Routes as much as possible. Will County Highway Staff will suggest alternate routes when applicable.
      
The Will County Division of Highways follows the IDOT fee schedule (except for containerized grain and bulk permits).
                 
Roads on the Will County Highway System are classified as "Local Roads and Streets" except for those with a posted weight limit, a posted height limit, and those designated Class II. Bridges over Interstate Highways are the jurisdiction of the State of Illinois. Overweight movements across these bridges require an IDOT Permit Number.
   
The following are the height and weight limitations on Local Roads and Streets. Any vehicle exceeding these amounts requires a permit from the Will County Division of Transportation. Permits may be issued for an overheight and overweight load providing it consists of one object that cannot be reasonably dismantled or disassembled.
 

Maximum Legal Dimensions

Width Height Length Single
Vehicle
Length Tractor
Semitrailer
8'-6" 13'-6" 42' 55'
 

Maximum Weights

Single Axle (LB) Tandem Axle (LB) Gross Weight (LB)
20,000 34,000 80,000

 

 

 

Division of Transportation Class I Highways

The following Will County Highways are classified as "Class II":

 

COUNTY 
HWY #
COUNTY HWY 
NAME
COUNTY HWY
 LIMITS
25 Wilmington-Peotone Rd I-57 to IL 50

 

 

Division of Transportation Class II Highways

The following Will County Highways are classified as "Class II":

COUNTY HWY # COUNTY HWY NAME COUNTY HWY LIMITS
17 Manhattan-Arsenal Rd I-55 to Baseline Rd
44 River Rd I-55 to IL 53
54 Briggs St (South) US 52 to CN Railroad Tracks
80 Lorenzo Rd Grundy County Line to BNSF Railroad Tracks

 

Posted Height Limits

COUNTY 
HWY #
COUNTY HWY 
NAME
VIADUCT LOCATION HEIGHT LIMIT
23 Pauling-Goodenow Rd Crete Twp
Section 32
~ 0.5 mi west of IL Route 1
13' 9"
42 Brandon Rd Joliet Twp
Section 20
~ 0.5 mi south of US Route 6
12' 1"
63 Schoolhouse Rd New Lenox Twp
Section 14
~ 0.5 mi north of 
US Route 30
13' 10"

Containerized Grain

Overweight permits for containerized grain are issued as follows:

  • Maximum weight 88,000 lbs. gross on 5-axles;
  • Valid for one (1) day single trip;
  • One (1) permit required per container;
  • For a fee of $20.00 per permit;
  • Prior to approval of the permit by the Department of Highways, each carrier shall complete on the permit the truck license number that said permit is to be used for and the permit's effective date

Containerized grain permits to UP G4 - must use the most direct route. If Laraway Rd to Patterson Rd/Centerpoint Way is the most direct route, contact UP Railroad for written agreement to make a U-turn on Centerpoint Way and then contact City of Joliet for permits. If I-55 to Arsenal Rd (CH 17) to Baseline Rd/ Centerpoint Way is most direct route, contact Will County DOT,  Village of Elwood, and City of Joliet for permits.

Note regarding jurisdiction: Baseline Rd from Arsenal Rd (CH 17) north to Noel Rd is the jurisdiction of Village of Elwood and has recently been renamed Elwood International Port Rd – Baseline Rd from Noel Rd to Centerpoint Way is the jurisdiction of City of Joliet - Centerpoint Way to the UP G4 is a private road, permits not required.

Containerized grain permits to BNLPC – must use I-55 to Arsenal Rd (CH 17) to Baseline Rd/Elwood International Port Rd for ALL movements, contact Will County DOT and Village of Elwood for permits.

Bulk Grain

Overweight permits for limited continuous operation of agricultural commodities produced in Will County and transported from a farm to a first point of storage or sale shall be issued bulk grain permits as follows:
   

  • For a maximum weight 80,000 lbs. gross on 5-axles;
  • Valid for 20 calendar days of continuous operation;
  • For a fee of $9 per axle;
  • Permits shall be issued at the Will County Department of Highways; and
  • Prior to approval of the permit by the Department of Highways, each carrier shall complete on the permit the truck license number said permit is to be used for and the permit's effective date.

         
Overweight permits for bulk grain produced outside Will County or not transported from a farm shall be issued as follows:

  • For a maximum weight 80,000 lbs. gross on 5-axles;
  • Valid for one (1) day single-trip;
  • One (1) permit required per load;
  • For a fee of $20.00 per permit;
  • Permits must be applied for and issued in advance at the Will County Department of Highways; and
  • Prior to approval of the permit by the Department of Highways, each carrier must complete on the permit the truck license number said permit is to be used for and the permit's effective date.