As harvest season in Iowa approaches, highways tend to get busier and more agriculture products need to be moved. Starting on September 15th the transportation of corn, hay, straw, silage, and stover are allowed to travel overweight without the need for a permit.
The permit free period for oversize/ overweight transportation lasts for 60 days and expires on November 13th. The proclamation allowing for the travel applies to all loads on Iowa highways and those that do not exceed 90,000 pounds. The proclamation excludes travel on the interstate system.
The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) will be charged with monitoring the proclamation to ensure the safety of Iowans and facilitate the traffic involved in the state’s harvest.