Posted Road Information

In addition to typical Spring road postings, the City of Brewer also has year-round posting restrictions as follows:

Chapter 21 – Street Use

(For a copy of any of our City ordinances, please visit the City Clerk’s page or call the City Clerk at 207-989-7050)

The information on permanent postings can be found in Article 6 Section 603.1 Permanent Postings (#2). The following roadways, or defined sections of roadways, shall have a permanently posted weight limit in excess of 34,000 pounds:

Day Road all (North Main Street to Lambert Road)
Lambert Road all (Eastern Avenue to the Brewer/Eddington town line)
Wiswell Road all (Green Point Road to the Brewer/Holden town line)
Eastern Avenue from Pierce road intersection to the Brewer/Holden town line

Roadways, or sections of roadways, permanently posted in accordance with this section may also be temporarily or seasonally posted with more restrictive conditions, at the discretion of the City Engineer, in accordance with Section 603 of this Ordinance.

Section 607. Penalties (#2)

Any violation of this ordinance shall be a civil infraction subject to a fine in the amount of Two Hundred Fifty ($250.00) Dollars for the first offense; Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars for the second offense occurring within a Twelve (12) month period of the second offense. Each violation shall be deemed a separate offense. In addition to any fine, the City may seek restitution for the cost of repairs to any damaged way or bridge and reasonable attorney fees and costs. Prosecution shall be in the name of the City and shall be brought in the Maine District Court.

The intent of the permanent road postings is to restrict truck through-traffic to other communities.  Brewer residents can obtain a permit, at no cost, for truck access for local deliveries under most circumstances. For more information, or to obtain a permit, please contact the City of Brewer Engineering Department by phone at (207) 989-7800, or in person at our office located at 221 Green Point Road