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    The Traffic Safety Department issues permits to oversized loads for travel within the city limits.  Oversized loads are categorized as follows:

       

    Height: Over 13 ft.
    Width: Over 96 inches
    Length: Over 55 ft.

     

     

    All routes must be coordinated with and approved by Traffic Safety.  There is no charge for this permit, however, in some cases a fee will apply (see over-height load below).

     

    Permission must also be obtained by the Michigan Department of Transportation for travel on a state trunkline.

     

    A traffic signal crew will escort all over-height loads through signalized intersections on the route within the city limits and throughout most of Kent County.  The charge for this service will be based on actual labor and equipment costs.

     

    For more information, please call 456-3066.
    Please see the "Forms and Links" page for the oversized load application.