OHIO SPECIAL HAULING PERMITS
ROUTING PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
On STEP 6 of the OHIO Hauling Permits system, if the map or your desired routes do not process properly, check below to see if one of the following items provides you a solution.
1. The Ohio map does not download onto your computer screen.
Your XP computer settings are preventing this action. This could be caused by "Ad Blocker" software or by Windows login access rights. Also check any firewall setting. Users of AOL have reported problems using the AOL browser. Using IE browser on an AOL connection appears to work okay. Contact your in-house computer resource person before changing your XP settings.
The map download usually requires an "Active-X" download, which may require that the XP login user have administrative rights. Contact your in-house computer resource person for more information about this.
The map will not download if you are using a APPLE / Macintosh computer.
As a temporary "go-around", so you are not delayed in ordering your permit, click on the second blip on item 4 in the left margin (Request Office Review). Then when you get to STEP 7, manually type your routes into the "Routes" field.
2. When using the Text Description Method (Routing Wizard), the routes cannot be found or do not intersect.
Some routes inside city limits travel different streets when traveling (e.g. northbound) than when that route travels the opposite direction (e.g. southbound). Some times these segments are truly one way streets but not always. But in all cases these routes use distinctly different streets/segments depending than their opposite direction of travel. These routes have a suffix in addition to the numerical value. These suffixes do not appear on maps or signs. (See ONE-WAYS)
Some Routes do not connect to other routes at their "intersection". Some Routes only connect via a Local Road Connector. Some Routes need an "unseen/unidentified" route to make the connection. (See DIFFICULT ROUTING)
When a routing error appears on your screen, it almost always is due to the previous route segment you entered, even though it appeared that the system accepted it. Send email to "Computer Person" on main screen to report these errors.
3. Your starting or ending intersection street is not recognized by the map.
The map does not recognize "local" roads, only state, US, and interstate route numbers. For the starting intersection choose the next "upstream" (beyond your actual starting point in the opposite direction) route number. For the ending intersection choose the next "downstream" route. The route analysis that Step 6 performs will examine more highway mileage than you need but your actual start and ending location are identified in STEP 4 in Origin and Destination.
In Text Description Method, you may use the "Offset" feature from a Rte - Rte intersection
In Text Description Method, you may alternatively use "MILEPOSTS" of routes with a local road, instead of "Intersection".
4. You want to a start or end your route from the OHIO Turnpike.
Using the Text Description Method, use the word "Turnpike" as the intersecting Route. For example,
Start on Route 42 at the Intersection of TURNPIKE
Alternatively, the Turnpike exits are identified as "cities" on the Permits map. The "city" name is in the format "TP-xx" where "xx" is the route at the exit. For example to identify Turnpike gate 13 (which exits on route 15 in northwest Ohio -Williams County) you would enter this data in the Text Description Wizard:
Travel on Route 15 at the CITY (then next field) TP-15 (then <enter>)
and then continue routing as normal.
Here is a complete list of these turnpike ("CITY") nodes.
5 You want to a start or end your route from a WEIGH STATION.
Using the Text Description Method, use the word "Scale" as the intersecting Route. For example,
Start on Route 70 at the Intersection of SCALE
If there is more than one weight station on this route, the system will allow you to choose the desired one.
Here is a complete list of these Weight Stations ("SCALE").
6. You want to enter/leave OHIO on a bridge over the Ohio River.
Use the route that takes you onto the bridge, then "state border", then the state name (spelled out)
For example, to enter Ohio at Coal Grove (across from Ashland KY) :
Start on Route 52 at the STATE BORDER (then next field) KENTUCKY (then <enter>).
You will then get a choice of which bridge crossing to choose.
The Aberdeen Bridge in Brown County is US 62 / US 68.
Start on Route 62 at the STATE BORDER (then next field) KENTUCKY (then <enter>).
The Maysville Bridge in Brown County is SR 41.
Start on Route 41 at the STATE BORDER (then next field) KENTUCKY (then <enter>).
Here is a complete list of these Ohio River Crossings.
7. Weirton Steel on Brown’s Island
For this site, use
Travel on Route 7 at the CITY (then next field) BROWNS ISLAND (then <enter>)
and then continue routing as normal. (Note - NO apostrophe on "Browns")
8 Your route has a "Local Road" in it.
Approved travel on local roads and the Ohio Turnpike is only authorized by those governmental agencies. But you can indicate them in your Ohio routing to show "connectivity" with OHIO & US routes. Select the first leg of your route up to the local road (if using Text Description you will use the "End At" dropdown), then select "New Segment" option to begin selecting your second leg. The example below shows traveling TO the turnpike on Rte 15 at Gate 13, then exiting FROM the turnpike at gate 34 and traveling on Rte 108. (Routing by "Picking Route Segments" (mouse clicking) has a similar idea using "Advance Options – Add additional trip")