§ 70.12  SIZE AND WEIGHT LIMITATIONS.
   (A)   Adoption by reference.  Pursuant to ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-208(a)(7), the county hereby adopts ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, Chapter 15, including its numbering system, concerning size, weight and load regulations, by reference and it is incorporated as a part of this code as if fully set out herein.
   (B)   Exceptions to state size, weight, load and permit procedures.  The following are exceptions to the state size, weight, load and permit procedures.
      (1)   Overweight permits.
         (a)   1.   Sealed shipping containers.
               a.    Fifty dollars daily, expires at 11:59 p.m. on the requested date and time of issuance.
               b.   Two hundred fifty dollars weekly, valid for seven days from the requested date and time of issuance.
               c.   Five hundred dollars monthly, valid for 30 days from the requested date and time of issuance.
            2.   For the following roadways, except where posted structures prohibit such movement:
               a.    Arsenal Road (CH 17) East Frontage Road, up to 95,000 pounds on five or more axles.
Editor’s Note:
   Ordinance 18-48, passed February 15, 2018, is a temporary ordinance that will expire on February 15, 2019.  Upon expiration, the overweight limit will be 88,000 pounds on Arsenal Road (CH 17) East Frontage Road.
               b.    Elevator Road (CH 4) from the grain elevator one-half mile east of Offner Road west to US Route 52, up to 88,000 pounds on five or more axles.
         (b)   Non-divisible.  Permits for non-divisible overweight movements shall be based on the following fee schedule:
 
Gross Weight (pounds)
Single Trip*
Round Trip**
Up to 100,000
$50
$100
100,001 - 120,000
$75
$150
120,001 - 150,000
$100
$200
Over 150,000
$125
$250
 
* Single Trip. One move from the point of origin to the point of destination. Any additional stops between the point of origin and point of destination are expressly prohibited. Single trip permits are valid for five days from the requested date and time of issuance.
** Round Trip. Two trips over the same route in opposite directions. Any additional stops between the point of origin and point of destination are expressly prohibited. Round trip permits are valid for ten days from the requested date and time of issuance.
      (2)   Over-dimension permits may be applied for and may be granted in an amount not less than the following fee schedule:
 
Dimensions
Single Trip Only
12' wide or less
13'6" high or less
85' long or less
$30
14' wide or less
15' high or less
115' long or less
$50
More than 14' wide
More than 15' high
More than 115' long
$100
 
      (3)   Limited continuous operation (LCO) permits for overweight and oversize.
         (a)   Limited continuous operation (LCO) permits for sealed shipping containers shall be based on the following fee schedule:
 
Gross Weight (pounds)
Daily*
Weekly**
Monthly***
Up to 100,000
$100
$250
$500
 
*   Daily: Expires at 11:59 p.m. on the requested date and time of issuance.
**   Weekly: Valid for seven calendar days from the date and time of issuance.
***   Monthly: Valid for 30 calendar days from the date and time of issuance.
         (b)   LCO permits for sealed shipping containers are subject to maximum weights and dimensions.  Maximum weights (practical maximum weights from IDOT Policy Manual):
            1.    Five-or-more axle tractor semitrailer combination 100,000 pounds gross; maximum of 48,000 pounds on either tandem.
            2.    Four-or-more-axle vehicle (axle spacing 23 feet or more): up to and including 76,000 pounds gross; maximum of 44,000 pounds on one tandem and 44,000 pounds on the other.
            3.    Three-or-more-axle vehicle (axle spacing 18 feet or more): maximum 68,000 pounds gross; 20,000 pounds on one axle and 48,000 pounds on the tandem.
            4.   Two-axle vehicle: maximum 48,000 pounds, neither axle exceeds 25,000 pounds.
         (c)   Maximum dimensions: 12 feet wide or less, 13 feet six inches high or less, 115 feet long or less.
         (d)   LCO permits for sealed shipping containers are limited to specific county highway routes, which can be combined in a single permit application, and will be evaluated on as-needed basis, as follows:
 
* Cluster
Route
North/West Limit
South/East Limit
I-55/I-355/Joliet Rd
Weber Rd (CH 88)
115th St
I-55
Crest Hill and Romeoville
Weber Rd (CH 88)
US 30
I-55
Frankfort
Laraway Rd (CH 74)
US 45
Center Rd
I-355
143rd St (CH 37)
IL 171
Gougar Rd
I-355
167th St (CH 75)
Gougar Rd
Prime Blvd
Mokena
191st St (CH 84)
US 45
IL 43
Mokena
80th Ave (CH 83)
183rd St
191st St (CH 84)
New Lenox
Cherry Hill Rd (CH 55)
Haven Ave
** Mills Rd (CH 51)
New Lenox
Gougar Rd (CH 52)
US 30
Laraway Rd (CH 74)
New Lenox
Laraway Rd (CH 74)
US 52
Gougar Rd (CH 52)
Romeoville
Renwick Rd (CH 36)
Weber Rd (CH 88)
IL 7
University Park/Monee
Manhattan-Monee Rd (CH 6)
Commercial entrance 1/2 mile west of Ridgeland Ave
IL 50
Other - Joliet
Arsenal Rd East Frontage Rd (CH 17)
I-55 ramp
Blodgett Rd
Other-Joliet
Elevator Rd (CH 4) (Offner Rd)
** US 52 (north-south leg)
** US 52 (east-west leg)
 
*   Freight clusters from Appendix C of the Will County Community Friendly Freight Mobility Plan
**   Unimproved intersections for length analysis
Editor’s Note:
   Ordinance 19-206, passed August 15, 2019, temporarily establishes Elevator Road (CH 4) from Offner Road south to U.S. Route 52 as a LCO route. The language set forth in division (B)(3) of this section shall be effective until its expiration on September 1, 2022.  Division (B)(4) of this section shall be effective immediately upon expiration of the language set forth in division (B)(3) of this section.
      (4)   Limited continuous operation (LCO) permits for overweight and oversize.
         (a)   Limited continuous operation (LCO) permits for sealed shipping containers shall be based on the following fee schedule:
 
Gross Weight (pounds)
Daily*
Weekly**
Monthly***
Up to 100,000
$100
$250
$500
 
*   Daily: Expires at 11:59 p.m. on the requested date and time of issuance.
**   Weekly: Valid for seven calendar days from the date and time of issuance.
***   Monthly: Valid for 30 calendar days from the date and time of issuance.
         (b)   LCO permits for sealed shipping containers are subject to maximum weights and dimensions.  Maximum weights (practical maximum weights from IDOT Policy Manual):
            1.    Five-or-more axle tractor semitrailer combination 100,000 pounds gross; maximum of 48,000 pounds on either tandem.
            2.    Four-or-more-axle vehicle (axle spacing 23 feet or more): up to and including 76,000 pounds gross; maximum of 44,000 pounds on one tandem and 44,000 pounds on the other.
            3.    Three-or-more-axle vehicle (axle spacing 18 feet or more): maximum 68,000 pounds gross; 20,000 pounds on one axle and 48,000 pounds on the tandem.
            4.   Two-axle vehicle: maximum 48,000 pounds, neither axle exceeds 25,000 pounds.
         (c)   Maximum dimensions: 12 feet wide or less, 13 feet six inches high or less, 115 feet long or less.
         (d)   LCO permits for sealed shipping containers are limited to specific county highway routes, which can be combined in a single permit application, and will be evaluated on as-needed basis, as follows:
 
* Cluster
Route
North/West Limit
South/East Limit
I-55/I-355/Joliet Rd
Weber Rd (CH 88)
115th St
I-55
Crest Hill and Romeoville
Weber Rd (CH 88)
US 30
I-55
Frankfort
Laraway Rd (CH 74)
US 45
Center Rd
I-355
143rd St (CH 37)
IL 171
Gougar Rd
I-355
167th St (CH 75)
Gougar Rd
Prime Blvd
Mokena
191st St (CH 84)
US 45
IL 43
Mokena
80th Ave (CH 83)
183rd St
191st St (CH 84)
New Lenox
Cherry Hill Rd (CH 55)
Haven Ave
** Mills Rd (CH 51)
New Lenox
Gougar Rd (CH 52)
US 30
Laraway Rd (CH 74)
New Lenox
Laraway Rd (CH 74)
US 52
Gougar Rd (CH 52)
Romeoville
Renwick Rd (CH 36)
Weber Rd (CH 88)
IL 7
University Park/Monee
Manhattan-Monee Rd (CH 6)
Commercial entrance 1/2 mile west of Ridgeland Ave
IL 50
Other - Joliet
Arsenal Rd East Frontage Rd (CH 17)
I-55 ramp
Blodgett Rd
Other-Joliet
Elevator Rd (CH 4) (Offner Rd)
** US 52 (north-south leg)
Commercial entrance 1¼ miles east of US 52
 
*   Freight clusters from Appendix C of the Will County Community Friendly Freight Mobility Plan
**   Unimproved intersections for length analysis
      (5)   If a vehicle requires a permit due to excess weight and/or dimension, the total fee will be based on the highest individual permit fee.
      (6)   Any further analysis of the proposed route including bridge/structure analysis and route analysis done by county staff or outside consultants deemed necessary by the county staff shall be paid for by the permit applicant before the permit is issued.
(1980 Code, § 70.12)  (Res. 98-11, adopted 1-15-1998; Res. 01-531, adopted 12-20-2001; Res. 02-289, adopted 6-20-2002; Res. 08-200, adopted 5-15-2008; Ord. 18-47, passed 2-15- 2018; Ord. 18-48, passed 2-15-2018; Ord. 19- 206, passed 8-15-2019)  Penalty, see § 70.99