Oct 31, 2010

Auburn Attorney Supports Shifting Heavy Truck Traffic From Maine’s Secondary Roads To The Interstate

Stephen B. Wade, a Maine personal injury attorney with the Auburn -based law firm of Skelton, Taintor & Abbott, says he supports the Maine Department of Transportation’s proposal to permit six-axle, 100,000-pound tractor-trailers to use the state’s Interstate Highway System.

According to a MaineDOT white paper issued last month, large trucks of that size are prohibited from operating on 250 miles of Maine’s 367 miles of Interstate highways, which forces them to travel on secondary roads that include villages, intersections, driveways, schools, crosswalks and other “potential conflict points.”

Read the Press Release