The Bannock County Highway Department will remove the posted reduced weight and speed limits from Bannock County Roads, effective Wednesday April 6, 2016.
Bannock County residents are urged to continue to use good judgment by watching the weight and speed of their vehicles to prevent further damage to the roadways.
Because of the recent inclement weather and moderate temperatures, the Bannock County Roads will be posted for weight and speed limits effective Wednesday,
MARCH 3, 2016.
Weight limits will be 350 lb. per inch of tire width and speeds will be restricted to 30 m.p.h.
Bannock County residents are urged to comply with these restrictions in order to hold road damage to a minimum.
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.