State Police : (207) 624-8939
OD Permits : (207) 624-9000 x 52134 , Turnpike (800) 698-7747
Road Conditions : Live Map
Registration maximum weight (cab card) : 100000
Operating time : One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, seven days a week except no travel on weekends in the months of July and August.
Lewiston and Augusta, travel prohibited during inclement weather and during rush hour periods of 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. A local permit is required to travel through Augusta. No travel on major holidays or some holiday weekends.
Maine Turnpike loads limited to 13'6 high, 14'6 wide. Daylight travel only, Monday through Friday noon. Oversize loads may not travel on the Turnpike on Friday afternoons, Saturday or Sunday. Toll/permit is $10 for over width or over 70' long, paid at the gate. The Turnpike part of route is included on Maine O/D permit, but the $10 fee is paid by the driver at the gate. Turnpike telephone: (207) 871-7771.
Weights : Single – 20,000 Tandem – 52,000 Tri Axle – 75,000 Tractor must be registered for 90,000 pounds to permit for overweight up to 90,000, or register for 100,000 maximum to permit over 90,000. Loads exceeding these weights are treated as superloads.
Size : Width: 16' Height: 16' Length: 125'. Loads exceeding these dimensions are treated as superloads.
Escorts : Width: Over 12' (or over 11'11" on 2-lane highway) – 1 escort; over 16' – police escort may be required. Length: At 80' or over – 1 escort; over 125' – police escort. Height: Pilot car or police escort may be required for "extreme" heights.
Signs : "Oversize Load" signs and flags required for all over width and over length permit loads. Signs should be mounted at front bumper and at rear of load. Flags (18" x 18") should be mounted at corners of load and widest extremities. Over 4' rear overhang must be flagged (two flags if overhang is more than 2' wide). Run with headlights on low beam (not required if overweight only), and flashing, rotating amber light or light bar on top of cab. Movement when not over sized requires that load signs be removed or covered and that amber beacon lights be extinguished. All over-dimension moves require headlights on low beam, and flashing, rotary or amber lights on top of cab.
General : Permits valid for seven days. Must have permit prior to entering the state. Construction equipment can have blade or bucket attached. If removed, it must be on a separate trailer.