Maine State Regulations
The following holidays are restricted: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, Christmas Eve, & Christmas.
No movement when visibility is poor or the highway is considered dangerous due to rain, snow, slush, ice, or any other condition deemed unsafe by the Issuing Authority or a State Police officer.
Throughout the year, the following restrictions are in effect: mobile homes and modular units 11’6″ to 13’6″ wide are excluded from moving Saturdays, Sundays, & all Legal Holidays; mobile homes and modular units 13’7″ to 14’6″ wide are excluded from moving Friday afternoons, Saturdays, Sundays, & all Legal Holidays; and mobile homes and modular units over 14’6″ wide can only move on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.
Oversize loads may travel on the Maine Turnpike from half an hour before sunrise until half an hour after sunset (daylight hours), except for Friday afternoons, Saturdays, Sundays, all Legal Holidays, & certain extended Holidays. The total height is limited to 13’6″ and total width is limited to 14’6″. For additional information, contact the Maine Turnpike Authority.
Vehicles permitted for overweight-only that are capable of moving with the flow of traffic may move at any time of day.
Oversized loads are limited to travel one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
|4/16||CLOSED||Travel allowed with a valid permit.|
Anything over Routine Issue dimensions requires special approval from the DOT.
Oversize Load Signs
“Oversize Load” signs required for any oversize transport.
18” red or orange flags and a rotating or flashing amber light bar required for any oversize load.
Construction equipment can have the blade or bucket attached. If removed, it must be on a
|Single Axle||20,000 lbs.|
|Tandem Group||34,000 lbs.|
|Tridem Group||54,000 lbs.|
|Quad Group||69,000 lbs.|
|Gross Weight||80,000 lbs on Interstate, 100,000 lbs on Other Highways*|
|Height||14′, 13’6″ on Maine Turnpike|
|Length – Semi-Trialer||48′|
|Overhang||3′ Front | 4′ Rear|
*Must be registered for 100,000 lbs. and have 6 axles, 3 axle truck and 3 axle semitrailer
|Single Axle||25,000 lbs.|
|Tandem Group||39,100 lbs.|
|Tridem Group||62,100 lbs.|
|Quad Group||73,000 lbs.|
|Gross Weight – 5 Axles||130,000 lbs.|
|Gross Weight – 6 Axles||140,000 lbs.|
|Gross Weight – 7 Axles||159,000 Lbs. Or 167,000 Lbs. Depending On Axle Groups|
|Gross Weight – 8 Axles||177,000 lbs.|
|Width 12′ up to 16′||1 Rear on Divided Highways, 1 Front on Undivided Highways|
|Width 16′ – 20″||1 Rear & Police|
|With over 20′||2 Police|
|Length 80′ up to 125′||1 Rear on Divided Highways, 1 Front on Undivided Highways|
|Length 125′ – 150′||Police|
|Length Over 150′||2 Police|
|Height Over 16′||1 Front with High Pole|