Maine Revised Statutes

§2383. Crossing of public way

1. Authorization.  The following, by a contract with the abutting landowners at the designated crossing, may authorize the crossing of ways by vehicles or objects having an excessive length, width, height or weight:
A. The Department of Transportation for state aid highways and other ways maintained by the department; [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
B. Municipal officers for ways within the municipality; and [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
C. The county commissioners for county roads in the unorganized territory. [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
2. Contract.  A contract must contain at least the following:
A. The term, including a term of years, for which the authorization remains valid; [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
B. Provisions for reimbursement to the authorizing agency for costs of repair or maintenance of the way arising out of the use of the crossing; and [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
C. Other terms and conditions for safety, grading and maintenance. [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
3. Scope.  A contract grants authority to use the crossing to the abutting landowners at the point of crossing and to those using the crossing with the landowner's permission.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1993, c. 683, §A2 (NEW). 1993, c. 683, §B5 (AFF).