City of Augusta, ME
Kennebec County
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Police, fire, traffic emergency repair vehicles and ambulances, when operated in response to calls, shall have the right-of-way. On the approach of any such vehicle from any direction, and when such vehicle is sounding a siren and emitting a flashing light, the driver of every other vehicle shall immediately draw his vehicle as near as practicable to the right-hand curb and parallel thereto, clear of any intersection, and bring it to a standstill until such public service vehicles have passed.
Between November 15 and March 15 annually, it shall be unlawful and a violation of the provisions of this section for any person to cause an obstruction to traffic by reason of inability to move a vehicle being operated by him because of snow or ice accumulation in a street when such vehicle has not been equipped with either snow tread tires, all-season radials or tire chains.
A. 
Whenever any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.
B. 
A marked crosswalk is a crosswalk in the road from curb to curb marked with painted lines.
The driver of any motor vehicle shall not follow any fire apparatus traveling in response to a fire alarm closer than 500 feet.
[Amended 1-6-1992 by Ord. No. 244]
No person shall drive a vehicle over or upon any fire hose or equipment used by the Fire Department without the consent of the police or fire officer in command.
No vehicle shall remain backed up to a curb except when actually loading or unloading and then only for a reasonable time.
Whenever traffic is controlled by traffic-control signals exhibiting different colored lights, or colored lighted arrows, successively one at a time or in combination, only the colors green, red and yellow shall be used, except for special pedestrian signals carrying a word legend. Such lights shall indicate and apply to drivers of vehicles and pedestrians as follows:
A. 
Green indication.
(1) 
Vehicular traffic facing a circular signal may proceed straight through or turn right or left unless a sign at such place prohibits either such turn; but vehicular traffic, including vehicles turning right or left, shall yield the right-of-way to other vehicles and to pedestrians lawfully within the intersection or an adjacent crosswalk at the time such signal is exhibited.
(2) 
Vehicular traffic facing a green arrow signal, shown alone or in combination with another indication, may cautiously enter the intersection only to make the movement indicated by such arrow, or such other movement as is permitted by other indications shown at the same time. Such vehicular traffic shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully within an adjacent crosswalk and to other traffic lawfully using the intersection.
(3) 
Unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian-control signal, pedestrians facing any green signal, except when the sole green signal is a turn arrow, may proceed across the roadway within any marked or unmarked crosswalk.
B. 
Steady yellow indication.
(1) 
Vehicular traffic facing a steady yellow signal is thereby warned that the related green movement is being terminated or that a red indication will be exhibited immediately thereafter when vehicular traffic shall not enter the intersection.
(2) 
Pedestrians facing a steady yellow signal, unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian-control signal, are thereby advised that there is insufficient time to cross the roadway before a red indication is shown and no pedestrian shall then start to cross the roadway.
C. 
Steady red indication.
(1) 
Vehicular traffic facing a steady red signal shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then before entering the intersection and shall remain standing until a green indication is shown.
(2) 
Unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian-control signal, pedestrians facing a steady red signal alone shall not enter the roadway.
(3) 
All vehicular traffic facing a steady circular red signal at an intersection may cautiously enter the intersection to make a right turn after stopping as required by Subsection C(1) of this section, unless such a turn is prohibited by an appropriate sign such as "No Right Turn on Red."
D. 
Official traffic-control signal. If an official traffic-control signal is erected and maintained at a place other than an intersection, this section shall be applicable except as to those provisions which by their nature can have no application. Any stop required shall be made at a sign or marking on the pavement indicating where the stop shall be made, but in the absence of any such sign or marking, the stop shall be made at the signal.
Except when directed to proceed by a police officer or traffic-control signal, every driver of a motor vehicle approaching a stop intersection indicated by a stop sign or flashing red light shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if there is no crosswalk, shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before entering the intersection.
[Amended 3-19-1984 by Ord. No. 384; 7-16-1984 by Ord. No. 496; 12-17-1984 by Ord. No. 654; 11-17-1986 by Ord. No. 574(1); 11-17-1986 by Ord. No. 576; 3-14-1988 by Ord. No. 323; 6-20-1988 by Ord. No. 400; 3-20-1989 by Ord. No. 27; 6-19-1989 by Ord. No. 111; 2-20-1990 by Ord. No. 328; 5-7-1990 by Ord. No. 398; 1-6-1992 by Ord. No. 335; 12-7-1992 by Ord. No. 680; 12-7-1992 by Ord. No. 681; 12-21-1992 by Ord. No. 687; 5-3-1993 by Ord. No. 95; 5-17-1993 by Ord. No. 107; 3-1-1999 by Ord. No. 23; 1-10-2000 by Ord. No. 275; 9-4-2001 by Ord. No. 116; 5-20-2002 by Ord. No. 218; 1-3-2005 by Ord. No. 197; 6-20-2005 by Ord. No. 095; 6-19-2006 by Ord. No. 102; 11-8-2007 by Ord. No. 206; 11-8-2007 by Ord. No. 210A; 11-8-2007 by Ord. No. 211; 7-7-2008 by Ord. No. 104; 5-21-2009 by Ord. No. 061; 2-16-2012 by Ord. No. 12-020; 8-2-2012 by Ord. No. 12-108; 8-2-2012 by Ord. No. 12-109; 6-5-2014 by Ord. No. 14-092; 12-18-2014 by Ord. No. 14-192; 5-7-2015 by Ord. No. 15-069]
A. 
Stop signs or flashing red lights shall be erected and maintained in accordance with the following schedule:
Throughway
Entering Street
Alden Avenue
Worcester Street (northbound)
Anthony Avenue
Darin Drive (east end)
Armory Street
Capitol Street Extension
Arsenal Street
Brook Street
Arsenal Street
Cedar Street
Arsenal Street
East Chestnut Street
Arsenal Street
Eastern Avenue
Arsenal Street
Spruce Street
Arsenal Street
Williams Street
Bangor Street
Bangor Street Place
Blaine Avenue
Clark Street
Blaine Avenue
Elm Avenue
Blaine Avenue
Fowler Street
Blaine Avenue
Highland Avenue
Blaine Avenue
Linden Street
Blaine Avenue
Locke Street
Blaine Avenue
Longwood Avenue
Blaine Avenue
Mulliken Court
Blaine Avenue
Murray Street
Blaine Avenue
Myrtle Street
Blaine Avenue
Newland Avenue
Blaine Avenue
Park Street
Blaine Avenue
Patterson Street
Blaine Avenue
Prince Street
Blaine Avenue
Quimby Street
Blaine Avenue
School Street
Blaine Avenue
Willow Street
Bog Road
Old Belgrade Road (northbound)
Bog Road
Old Belgrade Road (southbound)
Bridge Street
Commercial Street
Bridge Street
North Chestnut Street
Bridge Street
North Street
Bunny Street
Gagne Street
Capitol Street
Capitol Park
Capitol Street
Chamberlain Street
Capitol Street
Federal Street
Capitol Street
Florence Street
Capitol Street
Ganneston Drive
Capitol Street
Parkwood Drive
Capitol Street
State House exits
Capitol Street
Town and Country Road
Capitol Street Extension/Gray Birch Drive
Capitol Street Extension, west of Gray Birch Drive
Carlisle Avenue
Malta Street
Cedar Street
Middle Street (3-way)
Chamberlain Street
Higgins Street
Chamberlain Street
Wade Street
Chapel Street
Court Street
Civic Center Drive
Bog Road
Civic Center Drive
Community Drive
Civic Center Drive
Darin Drive
Civic Center Drive
Gaywalk Street
Civic Center Drive
Interstate #95
Civic Center Drive
Old Belgrade Road
Civic Center Drive
Old Oakland Road
Civic Center Drive
Summer Haven Road
Civic Center Drive
Townsend Road
Civic Center Drive
University Drive
Colony Road
Hutchinson Drive
Community Drive
South Parking Lot Driveway
Community Drive
University Drive
Congress Street
Fifth Avenue
Congress Street
First Avenue
Congress Street
Fourth Avenue
Congress Street
Second Avenue
Congress Street
Third Avenue
Cony Road
Cony Street Extension
Cony Road
New England Road
Cony Road
Piggery Road
Cony Street
Morse Street
Cony Street
Pearl Street
Cony Street
Willow Street
Cony Street Extension
Haskell Street
Cony Street Extension
Malta Street
Cony Street Extension
Vo/Tech Center Driveway
Cummings Avenue
Dean Court
Davenport Street
Ballard Street (4-way)
East Chestnut Street
Middle Street
Eastern Avenue
Ballard Street
Eastern Avenue
Cony Road
Eastern Avenue
Cushing Street
Eastern Avenue
Kennison Street
Eastern Avenue
Lambard Road
Eastern Avenue
Leavitt Road
Eastern Avenue
Lynn Road
Eastern Avenue
Mayfair Street
Eastern Avenue
Penley Street
Eastern Avenue
Pleasant Hill Road
Eastern Avenue
Porter Street
Eastern Avenue
Spring Road
Eastern Avenue
Togus Gate
Edison Drive
Balsam Drive
Elm Avenue
White Street
Fairview Avenue
Penley Street
Fowler Street
North Pearl Street
Franklin Street
Oxford Street
Gage Street
Capitol Street
Gage Street
Child Street
Ganneston Drive
Deer Run
Glenwood Street
Glenwood Avenue
Grand Street
Columbia Street
Green Street
Blaine Avenue (3-way)
Green Street
Chapel Street (4-way)
Green Street
Cushman Street
Green Street
Johnson Street
Green Street
Melville Street
Green Street
Pike Street
Green Street
Sewall Street (4-way)
Green Street
South Chestnut Street (4-way)
Greenlief Street
Gannett Street
Highland Avenue
White Street
Hospital Street
Fifth Avenue
Hospital Street
First Avenue
Hospital Street
Fourth Avenue
Hospital Street
Glenridge Drive
Hospital Street
Kelton Road
Hospital Street
Kennedy Road
Hospital Street
Piggery Road
Hospital Street
Second Avenue
Hospital Street
Sixth Avenue
Hospital Street
State Hospital Exits 2
Hospital Street
Third Avenue
Hutchinson Drive
Colony Road
Jefferson Street
Oxford Street
Kennison Street
First Avenue
Kennison Street
Second Avenue (4-way)
King Street
South Grove Street
Lafayette Street
Cummings Avenue
Lafayette Street
Trueworthy Avenue
Leighton Road
Old Winthrop Road
Lincoln Street
Cushman Street (4-way)
Lincoln Street
Johnson Street
Lincoln Street
Pike Street (north and south)
Lincoln Street
South Chestnut Street (4-way)
Longwood Avenue
White Street (4-way)
Malta Street
Gilman Street
Mayfair Street
Second Avenue (4-way)
Mayfair Street
Windsor Avenue
Meadow Road
Old Winthrop Road (westbound Old Winthrop to stop)
Memorial Drive
West Crescent Street
Middle Road
Bunny Street
Middle Street
Caldwell Road
Middle Street
East Chestnut Street
Middle Street
Spruce Street
Monroe Street
Oxford Street
Monroe Street
Oxford Street Extension
Monroe Street
Washington Street
Mount Vernon Avenue
Mill Street
Murray Street
Pearl Street
New England Road
Greentree Apartments
Newland Avenue
White Street
North Belfast Avenue
Bolton Hill Road
North Belfast Avenue
Boucher Avenue
North Belfast Avenue
Caswell Street
North Belfast Avenue
Church Hill Road
North Belfast Avenue
Cross Hill Road
North Belfast Avenue
Hedgenettle Road
North Belfast Avenue
Hicks Road
North Belfast Avenue
Lamson Road
North Belfast Avenue
North Pearl Street
North Belfast Avenue
Pinehurst Street
North Belfast Avenue
Purinton Avenue
North Belfast Avenue
Weeks Mills Road
North Pearl Street
Purinton Avenue
North Street
Bridge Street (Eastbound)
Northern Avenue
Forest Avenue
Northern Avenue
Franklin Street
Northern Avenue
Kendall Street
Northern Avenue
Monroe Street
Northern Avenue
Oxford Street
Old Belgrade Road
Ballard Road
Old Belgrade Road
Eight Rod Road
Old Belgrade Road
Middle Road
Old Oakland Road
Industrial Drive
Old Oakland Road
Leighton Road
Old Oakland Road
Townsend Road
Old Winthrop Road
Brentwood Road
Old Winthrop Road
Macomber Avenue
Old Winthrop Road
Nazarene Drive
Old Winthrop Road
Westwood Road
Old Winthrop Road
Wildwood Road
Parkview Terrace
Easy Street
Parkwood Drive
Deer Run
Patterson Street
Gannett Street
Patterson Street
Pearl Street
Pearl Street
Gedney Street
Pearl Street
Greenlief Street
Pike Street
Lincoln Street
Purinton Avenue
Greenwood Street
Quimby Street
Pearl Street
Quimby Street
Trask Avenue
Riverside Drive
Blair Road
Riverside Drive
Brookside Avenue
Riverside Drive
Drum Barker Road
Riverside Drive
Linwood Avenue
Riverside Drive
Stevens Road
Riverside Drive
Sunrise Circle
Riverside Drive
Tracy Street
Riverside Drive
Two Mile Brook Road
Sanford Road
Parkview Terrace
Savoie Street
Orchard Street (northbound)
School Street
Gannett Street
School Street
Pearl Street
Second Avenue
Sherbrook Street
Second Avenue
Sherbrook Street (4-way)
Sewall Street
Baldwin Street
Sewall Street
Blaisdell Street
Sewall Street
Brooklawn Avenue
Sewall Street
Charles Street
Sewall Street
Court Street
Sewall Street
Fairbanks Street
Sewall Street
Glenwood Street
Sewall Street
Green Street (4-way)
Sewall Street
Hancock Street
Sewall Street
Hayden Court
Sewall Street
Kennedy Street
Sewall Street
King Street
Sewall Street
Lincoln Street
Sewall Street
Littlefield Street
Sewall Street
Maine Street
Sewall Street
Murdock Street
Sewall Street
Southern Avenue
Sewall Street
South Street
Sewall Street
Taylor Street
Sewall Street
Vaughn Street
Sewall Street
Wade Street
Sewall Street
Weston Street
Sewall Street
Woodlawn Street
Sherbrook Street
Sixth Avenue
Sherbrook Street
Windsor Avenue
Sherbrook Street
Second Avenue (4-way)
Sherbrook Street at Sixth Avenue
Hutchinson Drive
Sixth Avenue
Congress Street
Sixth Avenue
Madison Street
Sixth Avenue at Sherbrook Street
Hutchinson Drive
South Belfast Avenue
Bolton Hill Road
South Belfast Avenue
Carlisle Avenue
South Belfast Avenue
Church Hill Road
South Belfast Avenue
Cony Road
South Belfast Avenue
Cony Street Extension
South Belfast Avenue
Gilman Street
South Belfast Avenue
Hicks Road
South Belfast Avenue
Murray Street
South Belfast Avenue
Patterson Street
South Belfast Avenue
Philip Avenue
South Belfast Avenue
Purinton Avenue
South Belfast Avenue
Quimby Street
South Belfast Avenue
School Street
South Belfast Avenue
Spring Road
South Belfast Avenue
St. Andrew Street
South Belfast Avenue
Tasker Road
South Belfast Avenue
Ward Road
South Chestnut Street
Court Street
South Chestnut Street
Green Street (4-way)
South Chestnut Street
Lincoln Street (4-way)
South Grove Street
Gray Street
South Grove Street
Taylor Street (4-way)
South Grove Street
Vaughn Street
South Street
South Grove Street
State Street
Child Street
State Street
Church Street
State Street
Coughlin Street
State Street
Ellis Avenue
State Street
Glenwood Street
State Street
Grand Street
State Street
Gray Street
State Street
Hemple Street
State Street
Hichborn Street
State Street
King Street
State Street
Laurel Street
State Street
Manley Street
State Street
Oak Street
State Street
Riverton Street
State Street
Scott Street
State Street
South Street
State Street
Taylor Street
State Street
Wabon Street
State Street
Weston Street
Stevens Road
Church Hill Road
Stone Street
Cedar Street
Stone Street
Crooker Street
Stone Street
Cross Street
Stone Street
Davenport Street
Stone Street
East Chestnut Street
Stone Street
Middle Street
Summer Haven Road
Easy Street
Summer Haven Road
Parkview Terrace
Summer Haven Road
Sanford Road
Taylor Street
South Grove Street (4-way)
Townsend Road
Albert Avenue
Townsend Road
Glen Street
Townsend Road
High Ridge Drive
Townsend Road
Windy Street
Water Street
Bond Street
Water Street
Green Street
Water Street
Laurel Street
Weeks Mills Road
Ward Road
Western Avenue
Airport Road and Leighton Road
Western Avenue
Amherst Street
Western Avenue
Armory Street
Western Avenue
Blaine Avenue
Western Avenue
Brann Avenue
Western Avenue
Chapel Street (northbound and southbound)
Western Avenue
Cushman Street
Western Avenue
Drew Street
Western Avenue
Edison Drive
Western Avenue
Florence Street
Western Avenue
Hillcrest Street
Western Avenue
Macomber Avenue
Western Avenue
Meadow Road
Western Avenue
Melville Street (northbound and southbound)
Western Avenue
Orchard Street
Western Avenue
Pike Street
Western Avenue
Prescott Road
Western Avenue
South Chestnut Street
Western Avenue
Storey Street
Western Avenue
Tibbetts Street
Western Avenue
Western Avenue Place
Western Avenue
Whitten Road
Western Avenue
Woodside Road
Western Avenue
Worcester Street
West Side Rotary
Water Street
Willow Street
Maple Street
Willow Street
Myrtle Street
Windsor Avenue
Cushnoc Drive
Windsor Avenue
Duncan Road
Winthrop Street
Blaine Avenue
Winthrop Street
Chapel Street
Winthrop Street
Commercial Street
Winthrop Street
Elm Street
Winthrop Street
Granite Street
Winthrop Street
High Street
Winthrop Street
North Chestnut Street
Winthrop Street
Pleasant Street
Winthrop Street
Prospect Street
Winthrop Street
Sewall Street
Winthrop Street
South Chestnut Street
Winthrop Street
Spring Street
Winthrop Street
Summer Street
Winthrop Street
Winter Street
Winthrop Street
Wyman Street
Worcester Street
Savoie Street
Worcester Street (southbound)
Alden Avenue
B. 
The following intersections have flashing red lights with stop signs:
Throughway
Entering Street
Bridge Street
State Street (3-way)
Memorial Drive
Gage Street
Memorial Drive
Swan Street
State Street
Boothby Street (3-way yellow)
State Street
Winthrop Street
The driver of a vehicle approaching a yield sign shall in obedience to such sign slow down to a speed reasonable for existing conditions, or shall stop if necessary and shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian legally crossing the roadway on which he is driving, and to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another highway so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard. Such driver having so yielded may proceed and the drivers of all other vehicles approaching the intersection shall yield to the vehicle so proceeding; provided, however, that if such driver is involved in a collision with a pedestrian in a crosswalk or a vehicle in the intersection after driving past a yield sign without stopping, such collision shall be deemed prima facie evidence of his failure to yield the right-of-way.
[Amended 11-16-1987 by Ord. No. 232; 6-19-1989 by Ord. No. 111; 7-17-1989 by Ord. No. 136; 5-17-1993 by Ord. No. 107; 8-5-1996 by Ord. No. 525; 1-3-2005 by Ord. No. 198; 11-8-2007 by Ord. No. 206; 11-8-2007 by Ord. No. 207; 11-8-2007 by Ord. No. 208; 11-8-2007 by Ord. No. 209; 7-21-2011 by Ord. No. 11-93; 8-2-2012 by Ord. No. 12-108; 6-5-2014 by Ord. No. 14-092]
Yield right-of-way signs shall be erected in accordance with the following schedule:
Throughway
Entering Street
Anthony Avenue
Darin Drive (west end)
Armory Street
Capitol Street
Capitol Street Extension
Alden Avenue
Commercial Street
Bridge Street (eastbound)
Community Drive (north intersection)
University Drive
Cony Street
Arsenal Street
Dalton Road
Lipman Road
Edison Drive
Alderwood Road
Front Street (right-of-way)
Front Street (right-of-way northbound)
Meadow Road
Fuller Road
Mount Vernon Road
Townsend Road
Mount Vernon Road
Wade Road
Northern Avenue
Jefferson Street
Old Oakland Road
Mount Vernon Road
South Belfast Avenue
Hatch Hill Road
State Street/Mount Vernon Avenue
Bond Street
Water Street
Front Street Ramp
Water Street
Gage Street
Union
Winthrop Street
East Side
East Circle
Bangor Street
East Circle
Cony Street
East Circle
Memorial Bridge
East Circle
Stone Street
Mayfair Street
Mayflower Road
West Side
Chandler Street
Water Street
Northern Avenue
Fuller Street
Northern Avenue
Old Belgrade Road
Northern Avenue
Townsend Road
Northern Avenue
Washington Street
Old Winthrop Road
Leighton Road
Old Winthrop Road
Meadow Road
State Street
Chandler Street
State Street
Memorial Drive
West Side Circle
State Street
West Side Circle
State Street
West Side Circle
Western Avenue
Western Avenue
Interstate #95 (2 signs)
Whitten Road
Alderwood Drive
Upon a street designated and signposted for one-way traffic, a vehicle shall be driven only in the direction designated.
[Amended 12-7-1992 by Ord. No. 687; 10-3-2005 by Ord. No. 040; 10-3-2005 by Ord. No. 143; 11-17-2008 by Ord. No. 192; 12-18-2014 by Ord. No. 14-192]
The streets designated and signposted for one-way traffic are as follows:
Name of Street
Location
Direction of Travel
Bennett Street
Between Granite Street and High Street
East only
Chamberlain Street
From Chapel Street to Westside Circle
Northeast only
Chandler Street
West only
Commercial Street
Entire length
South only
Front Street
From Bridge Street to parking lot
South only
Gage Street
From Memorial Drive to Water Street
North only
Glendon Street
Between State Street and Valley Street
East only
Hichborn Street
West only
Higgins Street
South and west only
Lafayette Street
Between Townsend Road and Trueworthy Avenue
North only
Middle Street
Between Stone Street and Spruce Street
South only
Mill Street
North only
Oak Street
Between Water Street and Commercial Street
West only
State Street
From Chandler Street to Memorial Circle
South only
Swan Street
From Water Street to Memorial Drive
South only
Water Street
[Repealed 7-19-2018 by Ord. No. 18-110]
[Amended 12-7-1992 by Ord. No. 687]
Vehicles shall be turned in the following situations only as indicated below:
Name of Street
Location
Restriction
Bangor Street
Entering from Noyes Place
Right turn only
Bangor Street
Southbound, at the east side traffic circle
Right turn only from the right-hand lane
Bridge Street
No left turn; westbound traffic to turn onto Front Street
Calumet Bridge at Old Fort Western
[Amended 7-21-2008 by Res. No. 125]
Westbound
Right turn only from the right-hand lane
Commercial Street
Entering from Oak Street
Left turn only
Haymarket Square Island
[Repealed 7-19-2018 by Ord. No. 18-110]
Haymarket Square Island
[Repealed 7-19-2018 by Ord. No. 18-110]
Northern Avenue
No right turn from southbound traffic onto Mills Street
State Street
Entering from Child Street
Right turn only
Water Street
[Repealed 7-19-2018 by Ord. No. 18-110]
Western Avenue
Entering from Chapel Street, northerly
Right turn only, between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
A. 
Left turns off the following streets shall be prohibited:
Name of Street
Location
Commercial Street
Entire length
B. 
There shall be no U-turns on the following streets:
Name of Street
Location
Water Street
Between Laurel and Court Streets
Western Avenue
Entire length
[Amended 5-20-1985 by Ord. No. 87; 9-21-1987 by Ord. No. 193(1); 12-21-1987 by Ord. No. 254; 8-15-1988 by Ord. No. 468; 6-4-1990 by Ord. No. 377; 9-22-1997 by Ord. No. 306; 3-19-2001 by Ord. No. 35; 1-18-2005 by Ord. No. 182; 5-7-2007 by Ord. No. 078; 7-18-2013 by Ord. No. 13-113]
A. 
No person shall operate any truck in excess of the registered weight of 15,000 pounds gross vehicle weight capacity on any of the following streets between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., except for City-owned fire trucks and public works vehicles, public utility vehicles and emergency vehicles.
Name of Street
Location
Armory Street
Entire length
Capitol Street
Between State Street and Armory Street
Sanford Road
Entire length
Sewall Street
Between Capital Street and South Street
B. 
No person shall operate any truck in excess of the registered weight of 15,000 pounds gross vehicle weight capacity on any of the following streets, except for deliveries on such streets. Exceptions are City-owned fire trucks and public works vehicles, public utility vehicles and emergency vehicles.
Name of Street
Location
Airport Road
Between Western Avenue and the Augusta Airport
Edward Street
Entire length
Green Street
Between Sewall Street and Blaine Avenue
Howe Street
Kenneth Street
Entire length
Macomber Avenue
Entire length
Morse Street
From Cony Street to Greenlief Street
Murray Street
North Pearl Street
From Fowler Street to North Belfast Avenue
Parkview Terrace
Entire length
Patrick Street
Entire length
Patterson Street
From Bangor Street to South Belfast Avenue
Pearl Street
From Cony Street to Fowler Street
Purinton Avenue
From North Belfast Avenue to South Belfast Avenue
Quimby Street
From Bangor Street to South Belfast Avenue
School Street
From Bangor Street to South Belfast Avenue
Winthrop Street
Between State Street and the Augusta Airport
[Amended 3-16-1987 by Ord. No. 73]
A. 
No vehicles registered for a gross weight in excess of 23,000 pounds, except exempt vehicles as provided for below, shall be operated on the roads and streets of the City after a road or street has been closed to heavy vehicles during any period of time from November 15 to June 1. The Director of Public Works has the authority to determine which roads and streets shall be closed to heavy vehicles and when such closure shall be in effect.
B. 
Notice of closing of a road or street to heavy vehicles shall be given by erecting at each end of the closed road or street a poster indicating the following:
(1) 
The date of the posting;
(2) 
A description of the street or road closed;
(3) 
A summary of the vehicles exempt from the closing; and
(4) 
The name, business address and telephone number of the Director of Public Works for the City.
C. 
The following vehicles are exempt from this section:
(1) 
Any vehicle or combination of vehicles registered for a gross weight of 23,000 pounds or less.
(2) 
Any vehicle or combination of vehicles registered for a gross weight in excess of 23,000 pounds and traveling without a load other than tools or equipment necessary for the proper operation of the vehicle. It shall be a defense to an alleged violation of this subsection if the combined actual weights of any vehicle or combination of vehicles is registered for a gross weight in excess of 23,000 pounds and its load is in fact less than 23,000 pounds.
(3) 
Any vehicle of the Augusta Water District or Augusta Sanitary District while engaged in emergency maintenance.
(4) 
City of Augusta vehicles.
(5) 
Vehicles operating under an exemption certificate issued by the Director of Public Works.
(a) 
The allowable axle weights shall be shown on the exemption certificate and will be calculated based upon the following schedule of reduced loads per inch of tire width and manufacturer's rating:
[1] 
Two-axle truck: 420 pounds per inch.
[2] 
Three-axle truck: 420 pounds per inch.
[3] 
Four-axle truck: 385 pounds per inch.
[4] 
Five-axle truck: 350 pounds per inch.
(b) 
The gross weight for any vehicle operating under an exemption certificate shall not exceed 60,000 pounds.
D. 
When operating a vehicle under an exemption certificate carrying a partial load with a weight equal to or less than that indicated on the exemption certificate, the vehicle operator shall have in the vehicle delivery slips or bills of lading documenting the entire amount or weight of the commodities being transported. The vehicle operator shall present the delivery slips, bills of lading and exemption certificate to any law enforcement officer upon request.
E. 
Any vehicle operating under an exemption certificate shall proceed to the nearest operating public scale when directed by a law enforcement officer for weighing. Failure to proceed as directed shall be a violation of 29 M.R.S.A. § 1805[1] and this section.
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Editor's Note: Title 29 of the Maine Revised Statutes was repealed by L. 1993, C. 683, § a-1, effective 1-1-1995. See now 29-A M.R.S.A. § 2388.
F. 
The Director of Public Works may revoke the exemption certificate for any vehicle found to be operating with axle or gross weights in excess of those shown on the exemption certificate.
G. 
The Director of Public Works shall not issue exemption certificates to haul forest products such as, but not limited to, bark, bolts, logs, pulpwood, sawdust, and wood chips, and soils such as, but not limited to, sand, gravel, stone and loam.
[Amended 12-17-1984 by Ord. No. 621]
Through traffic shall be prohibited on the following streets:
Name of Street
Direction of Travel
Location
Hemple Street, so-called Southern Avenue
Prince Street
West
From Bangor Street to Allen Street
Traffic movement is designated on the following streets as set out below:
Dickman Street
Northbound traffic will use the east side of the street in a northerly direction only.
Southbound traffic will use the west side of the street in a southerly direction only.
The south sidewalk on Memorial Bridge shall be restricted to bikes and prohibited to pedestrians.
[Added 10-3-2005 by Ord. No. 040]
Melville Street at the southern end (near Western Avenue) and an aesthetically landscaped island, which shall obstruct through traffic, shall be constructed in accordance with the Council-approved design as submitted by the City Engineer.