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Overweight & Oversize Cargo

In this section, you will find information for overweight, oversize and over height vehicles. Access to roadways is restricted for such vehicles under state and local laws. Trucks exceeding certain weight, length, width and/or height limits must have special permits before they can travel on state highways and local roads. The limits may vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

The Port of Long Beach does not issue transportation permits for public roads. The content in this website is informational only. Drivers are responsible for planning their routes in advance and consulting with the appropriate agencies in obtaining relevant permits. It is important that trucking companies and their drivers be up-to-date on restrictions and permitting requirements before rigs are put on the road.

  • For permits information, click here.
  • For a map of the port complex permits corridor, click here.
  • For a map of vertical clearance in the harbor area underpasses, click here.
  • For a list of related resources and links, click here.

Railroad crossing sign

9th Street Rail Crossing Closure

The Port of Long Beach has closed 9th Street where it crosses the rail tracks near Pico Avenue, effective March 9, 2019. The crossing is needed to enhance rail operations.

The roadway will not reopen except for oversized trucks on special permits at appointed times.

Fact sheet on the closure

Flowchart and Permit Protocols for 9th Street Crossing use permit

Permit Application form

Railroad Work Plan form

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