Please note that Bannock County Road & Bridge has sandbags/sand available for Bannock County residents. You can come to our office to get the bags between the hours of 6:00 am and 4:30 pm.The bags will need to be filled. As of 2/10/17 there will also be sandbags/sand available at the Bannock County Philbin Pit that can be used for people in that area. You may want to bring your own shovel in case one ends up leaving with a bag.
Bannock County Road & Bridge is a division of the Bannock County Public Works department. It is tasked with maintaining 466 miles of road. Of the 466, 300 miles are paved. Bannock County Road & Bridge is only responsible for roads that lie within the County, outside of city limits (excluding those roads that lie within the Downey/Swan Lake District). The tasks
include snow removal, winter maintenance, chip sealing, hot mix overlay, RAP overlay, cold asphalt overlay, mag, road re-construction, patching, pugging, ditch work, tree trimming, scrub coats, crack sealing, seal coat, sign and culvert maintenance and bridge construction/maintenance.
In the last few years the EPA has set stricter regulations that include storm water control and erosion maintenance. This effects the way Road & Bridge does business. We have made the necessary adjustments to maintain compliance with the new standards.
The majority of Road & Bridge revenue comes from the states distribution fund which is a flat .25 cents per gallon of fuel bought state wide. The state keeps 50% and the other 50% is distributed to the local City’s and County’s based on miles of maintained road.