Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about.
During the winter/spring, Maine roads weaken and they need to be protected. As temperatures warm and the ground thaws, soil under the pavement becomes saturated with water, making pavement unstable. As a result many roads cannot support heavy loads. To protect roads from serious damage, the Public Works Department seasonally will post roads to protect from damages and premature repairs and or improvements. Our roads are posted in accordance with Title 29-A MRSA 2395. All Bethel Roads are posted with the exception of Vernon Street and the first 1.5 miles of the North Road. A posted roads maximum weight limit is 23,000 pounds. When a posted road is "solidly frozen" you may drive over that road. A road is considered "solidly frozen" only when the air temperature is 32 F or below and no water is showing in the cracks of the road.