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.