Plymouth, Maine
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. 

Town-maintained roads:

  •                     Barbarick Road (550 ft)              
  •                     Clark Road                            
  •                     Condon Road    
  •                     Field Road (1225 ft)                   
  •                     Flood Road                           
  •                     Gray Road (1475 ft) 
  •                     Hopkins Road                             
  •                     Houston Road                       
  •                     Loud Road                
  •                     Morse Road                                
  •                     Mt. View Drive                      
  •                     Packard Road (3225 ft)  
  •                     Ridge Road                                
  •                     Rutland Road (2.48 miles)    
  •                     Sawyer Road    
  •                     Small Road (3025 ft)                  
  •                     Trask Road                           
  •                     Twitchell Road (.8 miles)
  •                     Ward Hill Road   

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 2023/2024 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. 
Per Storm
Road Commissioner

Douglas Colson 341-1966
A letter from the road commissioner 

Dear Plymouth Resident:

The winter months are upon us and we understand that there is a need for people to clear their driveways.  It is however a traffic infraction to move snow from your driveway onto a public way.  

Most people do not know about this law and this is just a friendly reminder not to plow snow onto the public roadways or onto the sides of the road.  

This is covered in the Maine Motor Vehicle Statutes, Title 29A, Section 2396.4:  
The section reads as follows: " A person may not place and allow to remain on a public way snow or slush that has not accumulated there naturally."

This basically means that you cannot plow snow from your driveway or yard onto or across a public way. This includes pushing snow to the side of the roadway and leaving it there. We suggest that if you have your driveway plowed out to start from the roadway and plow the snow into a designated place on your property. 

We have been observing a few violations of the law with regard to plowing driveways and parking areas. Specifically, snowplows are pushing snow out of driveways and across the street. 

When ridges, even small ones, are left in the traveling lane, it can be a hazard for passing automobiles, making them difficult to control in slippery weather.

In addition, after being moved, the snow usually freezes solid. Extra piles of snow on the snowbanks, especially when hardened, get in the way of plow trucks wings. This creates a real problem for the snow removal crews that are plowing the streets. When the plow wing hits these solid lumps, the truck can be jolted into oncoming traffic, which can be a very dangerous situation. In addition, the wing and truck can be seriously damaged, impacting both the cost and the speed of snow removal.

 These extra piles on the side of the road also can sometimes obstruct the vision of drivers of oncoming vehicles.

Together we can keep our roads clear and safe for everyone.


Doug Colson, Road Commissioner
Snow Removal:  
B & C Sand and Gravel, LLC.

If you have any plowing issues please contact the Town Office Monday - Friday during our regular office hours. If the office is closed, please contact one of the Selectmen:
Linda Seavey 341-2487, 
Michael Grass 745-5399 or 
Ronald Latham 944-2172