Are there certain times or conditions when an oversize load may not operate?

Yes.  

  1. Vehicles operating under the provision of a special permit that exceed length or width limitations shall not operate during the time period between 30 minutes after sunset to 30 minutes before sunrise, unless specifically authorized under another statute or regulation. (KSA 8-1911(m))
  2. Oversize and overweight loads shall not be transported when visibility is less than one-half mile, or when conditions of moderate to heavy rain, sleet, snow, fog, or smoke exist, or when highway surfaces are slippery due to ice, packed snow, or rain.  (KAR 36-1-36)
  3. Geographical time restrictions (7:00am to 9:00am, and 4:00pm to 6:30pm) may exist for certain areas for cities including Kansas City, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Leawood, Lenexa, Olathe, Overland Park, Shawnee, Topeka, and Wichita.  Pickups or deliveries originating in or destined for these cities are excluded from the time restriction for these cities.  Refer to the oversize permit to be sure before starting.

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1. When do I need an oversize load permit?
2. How do I obtain an oversize load permit?
3. Can I purchase a permit at a weigh station?
4. Can I display a "Wide Load" banner in Kansas?
5. Are there certain times or conditions when an oversize load may not operate?
6. Do I have to carry a paper copy of the permit?
7. Does the Kansas Highway Patrol offer escort vehicles for oversize loads?