Professional Drivers

Permits for Motorway Use

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Τhe motor vehicles, trailers, construction machinery/vehicles, whose size or weight or load or axle load are in excess of the limits set out by the law (e.g. height >4.0m, width > 2.55m etc.) are characterized as Overweight/Oversized Vehicles.

A special permit (Article 53, Greek Traffic Code) is required to be issued by “Egnatia Odos S.A.” for such vehicles in order to use the motorway sections managed by the company (Egnatia Motorway mainline, 3 basic Egnatia Vertical Axes etc) marked in green on the side map.

During the transit of the above vehicles, the carrier must ensure that they are accompanied by special escort car(s) equipped with warning devices in accordance with Law 2518/1997.
(“Egnatia Odos S.A.” does not issue permits for travelling on the Egnatia motorway service road network. For those sections, road users should contact the competent State Bodies of each area.)

– The Vehicle Permits can only be issued on a prior date than the date of the transportation

Perimit Appication form (MS-Word file)

Perimit Application form (PDF file)

Indicatively, the following table presents the maximum vehicle/load width that potentially (and always after the issuance of the special permit indicated above) can travel (or be transported) along Egnatia Motorway distinctive sections:

EGNATIA MOTORWAY SECTION

MAXIMUM WIDTH (m)

Igoumenitsa IC (IC 01) – Ioannina IC (IC 05)

3,75

Pamvotida IC (IC 05A) – Venetiko IC (IC 08Α)

3,75

Polymylos IC (IC 13) – Veroia IC (IC 14)

3,75

Langadas–Serres IC (IC 24) – Vrasna–Asprovalta IC (IC 27)

4,35

Vrasna-Asprovalta IC (IC 27) – Kerdylia IC (IC 27A)

3,75

Strymonas IC (IC 28) – Eleftheroupolis IC (IC 28Γ)

4,35

Eleftheroupolis IC (IC 28Γ) – Ag. Andreas IC (IC 29)

3,75

Vafeika IC (IC 35) – Iasmos IC (IC 36)

4,40

VIPE Komotini IC (IC 38A) – Mesti IC (IC 39)

4,50

With regard to the height restrictions, the vehicles/loads with a maximum overall height less than 4.70m potentially (and always after the issuance of the special permit) can travel on all motorway sections which are under the jurisdiction of “EGNATIA ODOS S.A.”.

NOTE 1

The permits issued for vehicles/loads that need to travel along long tunnel road sections and have an overall weight greater than 80tn, will be valid ONLY FOR ONE (1) DAY and will always be issued one working day before the transportation date.

During the transit a) of the above overweight vehicles or/and b) vehicles travelling with speed less than 50km/hr, the carrier must ensure that they are accompanied by at least two special escort cars equipped with warning devices in accordance with Law 2518/1997. The 1st escort car will be following at a distance of approx. 50m and the 2nd escort car will be following at a distance of approx. 400m.

On the date of the transportation, and specifically when the vehicle approaches a road section with long tunnels, driver/accompanying persons should call 1077 (motorway emergency number), in order to inform the corresponding Traffic Control Centre accordingly.

When travelling in the direction from Igoumenitsa to Kipoi, 1077 calls should be made as follows:

Call 1077 when approaching:

For travelling on the motorway section:

Igoumenitsa IC (IC 01)

Igoumenitsa IC (IC 01) – Arachthos IC (IC 06)

Arachthos IC (IC 06)

Arachthos IC (IC 06) – Panagia IC (IC 07Β)

Panagia IC (IC 07Β)

Panagia IC (IC 07Β) – Venetiko IC (IC 08Α)

Polymylos IC (IC 13)

Polymylos IC (IC 13) – Veroia IC (IC 14)

Vrasna-Asprovalta IC (IC 27)

Vrasna-Asprovalta IC (IC 27) – Kerdylia IC (IC 27A)

Eleftheroupolis IC (IC 28Γ)

Symvolo Tunnel

 

When travelling in the direction from Kipoi to Igoumenitsa, 1077 calls should be made as follows:

Call 1077 when approaching:

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Ag. Andreas IC (IC 29)

Symvolo Tunnel

Strymonas IC (IC 28)

Kerdylia IC (IC 27A) – Vrasna-Asprovalta IC (IC 27)

Veroia IC (IC 14)

Veroia IC (IC 14) – Polymylos IC (IC 13)

Venetiko IC (IC 08Α)

Venetiko IC (IC 08Α) – Panagia IC (IC 07Β)

Panagia IC (IC 07Β)

Panagia IC (IC 07Β) – Arachthos IC (IC 06)

Arachthos IC (IC 06)

Arachthos IC (IC 06) – Igoumenitsa IC (IC 01)

NOTE 2

In cases where “Egnatia Odos S.A.” and the Traffic Police jointly decide that, during the transportation of the “special” vehicle, there needs to be a full or partial (only for heavy vehicles) traffic closure on a specific road section, the applicant must also submit to “Egnatia Odos S.A.” a special traffic diversion signage study for a partial or full (depending on the specific circumstances) traffic closure on the specific road section, which will be prepared under the applicant’s responsibility.

After the study is approved by “Egnatia Odos S.A.”, it must be forwarded to the local competent police department, which then proceeds to issue a relevant traffic closure police decision.

The applicant is also responsible and covers the cost for the provision and implementation on site, on the specific day of travel, of the special workzone signage determined in the study. 

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