*SPRING ROAD POSTINGS WERE PUT UP ON 2/8/24. WE EXPECT TO TAKE THEM DOWN AROUND 4/30/24, DEPENDING ON THE WEATHER. THE POSTED WEIGHT LIMIT ON THESE ROADS IS 23,000 LBS. Typically during the spring posting time no permits will be issued for operating vehicles in excess of 23,000 lbs GVW on roads posted with orange “Heavy Loads Limited” signs. However, exceptions can made at the discretion of the City Engineer for emergency repairs at a cost of $50 per permit.
In addition to typical Spring road postings, the City of Brewer also has year-round posting restrictions as follows:
Chapter 21 – Street Use
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:
|all (North Main Street to Lambert Road)
|all (Eastern Avenue to the Brewer/Eddington town line)
|all (Green Point Road to the Brewer/Holden town line)
|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