The Town of Plymouth Road Commissioner is responsible for all summer maintenance (paving, grading, ditching, culverts, etc) on town maintained roads. (Winter maintenance-- plowing and sanding-- is contracted out by the board of selectmen, and subject to supervision by the Selectmen and the Road Commissioner).
If you are planning to put in a driveway on a town road, please contact the road commissioner for an entrance permit.
- Rutland Road (2.48 miles)
- Twitchell Road (.8 miles)
The Martin Stream Road is maintained by the Town of Newport per a deeded agreement.
Lower Detroit Road and Etna Road are plowed by the Town of Plymouth but maintained by the State of Maine.
The 2019/2020 Snowplowing contract was awarded to
B and C Sand & Gravel.
Snow Removal information:
The Town of Plymouth has approximately 27 miles of town-plowed roads.
The following are some guidelines regarding snowplowing. Many of these guidelines are based on the Maine State laws in Title 29-A.
A public way means a way, owned or maintained by the state, county, or a municipality, over which the general public has a right to pass. The town's right of way is fifteen or more feet from the edge of the roadway.
Mailboxes: Anything placed within the right of way is at the owner's risk, mailboxes included. Generally speaking, the Town is not responsible for any type of damage to any item, including mailboxes, located within the right of way. Mailboxes should be placed as far as possible off the roadway. Try to place your mailbox about 46 inches high so the wing of the plow will pass under the mailbox. Please be aware that while the plow drivers take all reasonable care to avoid striking mailboxes, some situations make this impossible.In some cases, it is not the plow striking the mailbox, but the snow that is being winged back from the edge of the road that strikes it. In other cases, visibility is compromised due to blowing snow and other factors.
It is illegal to plow snow across the roadway. Plowing of driveways should be done in such a manner that snow does not get placed and allowed to remain in the right of way. Leaving ridges of snow in the roadway can be hazardous to other vehicles traveling on the public way. Plow windrows of snow that are at the end of your driveway into the existing snow bank.
If you break down or go off the roadway, please turn on your hazard lights to aid the plow trucks in seeing your vehicle, and have your car removed as soon as possible.
PLEASE do not allow children to build snow forts or tunnel into snowbanks next to the roadway. The plow operators cannot see children when they are winging the snowbanks back.