The highway department is saddled with the difficult but rewarding task of maintaining the nearly 40 miles of town highways in Dorset. During the winter maintenance season its not uncommon for members of the road crew to work 60-80 hours in a week. The Town of Dorset is fortunate to have a road crew with an extensive knowledge in public works as well as mechanical and construction experience. They truly can do it all!
Jim Hewes, Road Foreman Crew Members: Bill Nichols Duane Sherman Mark Towslee
Weight Permits & Posting of Town Roads:
The Town of Dorset, in accordance with Rule 118-4 of the Vermont Transportation Board, limits the weight of vehicles traveling on "Posted Roads". In order to prevent the abuse of any highway, or portion thereof, posted under the provisions of these Sections from March 1st to May 1st, inclusive, in each year, or until adoption and announcement of any modifications of said rules, no vehicle having a weight, including vehicle and load, in excess of the weights specified below, shall be operated on any part of the following classes of highways, which are posted under the provisions of these Sections: All Town Roads: Weight Limits for "Spring Thaw" (March 1st -May 1st)
(classes 1, 2, 3, and 4)
Two-axle Trucks 15,000 lbs
Three-axle Trucks 18,000 lbs
Maximum: 20,000 lbs For questions about road conditions if you anticipate running at or near the maximum permissible weight please contact the Town Garage at: 802-362-5244 or Town Office at: 802-362-4571