Height and Low Clearances
Per the California Vehicle Code (CVC), no loads shall exceed a height of 14 feet. The CVC Height Section is 35250, and is copied below:
35250. No vehicle or load shall exceed a height of 14 feet measured from the surface upon which the vehicle stands, except that a double-deck bus may not exceed a height of 14 feet, 3 inches. Any vehicle or load which exceeds a height of 13 feet, 6 inches, shall only be operated on those highways where deemed to be safe by the owner of the vehicle or the entity operating the bus.
LOW CLEARANCES on STATE ROUTES
The table below lists vertical clearances on State routes that are 14'-0" or less.
Measuring locations: Vertical clearances on this list are measured from the edge of travelled way. The vertical clearance measured from the edge of shoulder may be lower at some bridges. Some posted signs indicate vertical clearance measured from the edge of shoulder, and therefore may vary from the information on this list.
State routes only: This list is for vehicles travelling on State routes only; it does not include low clearances on local roads that run under State routes.
Locations on maps: To view Caltrans district truck route maps with low clearance locations, click on the name links.
|5||San Diego||15.420||NB||Pershing Dr.||13'-10"|
|33||Ventura||18.231||NB||South Matilija Tunnel||13'-4"|
|33||Ventura||18.811||NB||Middle Matilija Tunnel||13'-4"|
|33||Ventura||18.846||NB||North Matilija Tunnel||13'-4"|
|33||Ventura||18.846||SB||North Matilija Tunnel||13'-4"|
|33||Ventura||18.811||SB||Middle Matilija Tunnel||13'-4"|
|33||Ventura||18.231||SB||South Matilija Tunnel||13'-4"|
|110||Los Angeles||24.160||NB||College St.||13'-6"|
|110||Los Angeles||24.548||NB||Hill St.||13'-5"|
|151||Shasta||5.508||EB||Coram Railroad Crossing||13'-9"|
|151||Shasta||5.508||WB||Coram Railroad Crossing||13'-9"|
|238||Alameda||2.190||SB||Edenvale Railroad Crossing||14'-0"|
TEMPORARY LOW CLEARANCES
Temporary "short term" restrictions, including for height, are listed on the main Caltrans Permits web page at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/traffops/permits. See the list of links in the middle column under the purple heading "WEEKLY SHORT TERM RESTRICTIONS." A new temporary restrictions link is added weekly. Select the link at the top of the list -- this link should have the most recent date.
The link will open a PDF document with a list of temporary restrictions. Check the restrictions for the routes that you intend to travel on.
CONTACTS -- PERMIT LOADS
FOR OVERSIZE OR OVERWEIGHT PERMITS, CONTACT STAFF IN THE TWO MIDDLE COLUMNS OF THIS WEB PAGE: OFFICE OF TRUCK SERVICES PHONE LIST.
CONTACTS -- NON-PERMIT LOADS
Caltrans Legal Truck Size & Weight Work Group
General number (916) 654-5741
E-mail: Truck Size & Weight Unit.
Return to the Caltrans "Office of Truck Services" page.