Road & Bridge Weight Limits

Excess Weight Permits

The Town Administrator issues excess weight (also referred to as overweight, truck, or gross load) permits.  Under State law, there is a 24,000 lbs. weight limit on town highways unless other weight limits are established.  An excess weight permit is required to drive trucks with a gross load of more than 24,000 lbs. over town highways (except on designated truck routes).

Permit applications are available at the Waitsfield Town Office or may be downloaded from the Permits page on the Waitsfield Town Web site.  In addition to the application form, a valid certificate of insurance in the amount of at least $100,000/$300,000 Personal Injury Liability Coverage and $100,000 Property Damage Coverage must be included.  The completed form with required insurance information may be faxed or e-mailed to the Town Administrator's office.  The application fee ($5 for a single truck and $10 for fleets) may be mailed.  All permits expire every year on March 31, regardless of when the permit was issued.

Single vehicle permits must be carried on the permitted truck.  Fleet permits are not required to be carried in the trucks.

No travel will be allowed on roads legally posted between November 1 and May 1 of each year. Specific authorization may be requested during these periods, conditions permitting, by contacting the Waitsfield Road Foreman at (802) 496-8897.  There are currently no roads so posted.

Permits are not valid for travel over posted bridges or wooden bridges.

The Town, through its Selectboard, reserves the right to revoke this permit and assess fees for any damages caused by the permittee's vehicle to Town roads, per Vermont State Statutes.

Oversized loads (over-width, over-height, over-length) need special permission from the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles, Enforcement Section (802) 828-2064.  See links below.

Bridge Weight Limits

TH #
BRIDGE #
ROAD NAME
WGT.
LIMIT
2 AXLE
LIMIT
3 AXLE
LIMIT
4 AXLE
LIMIT
5 AXLE
LIMIT
6 AXLE
LIMIT
POSTED
BEGIN
POSTED
END
    All other roads are posted for 24,000 lbs.
 
             
 
 
Any town highway may be posted from Nov. 1 to May 1 of each year at the discretion of the Road Commissioner.
 
             
01
C84
Bridge Street
6,000
         
NA
NA
29
B22
Butternut Hill Road
16,000
         
NA
NA
16
B21
East Road
16,000
         
NA
NA
08
B24
Meadow Road
16,000
         
NA
NA
03
C820
North Road
20,000
         
NA
NA

Contacts

Town Administrator

VALERIE J. CAPELS

Waitsfield Town Office
4144 Main Street
Waitsfield, VT 05673

Phone: (802) 496-2218
Fax: (802) 496-9284
E-mail: townadmin@madriver.com

Road Foreman

RODNEY JONES

Waitsfield Town Office
4144 Main Street
Waitsfield, VT 05673

Phone: (802) 496-2218
E-mail: foreman@madriver.com

Town Garage
761 Tremblay Road
Waitsfield, VT 05673

Phone: (802) 496-8897