Monday-Friday7:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
The Jefferson County Road and Bridge Division is responsible for clearing snow along 2,924 lane-miles of paved roads and 695 lane-miles of gravel roads in the county’s unincorporated areas. One lane-mile is a 10-foot wide section of road one mile long. State highways, private roads and newly constructed roads that have not been accepted by formal resolution of the Board of County Commissioners are not included.
Road and Bridge’s mission is to ensure the traveling public’s safety by efficiently removing accumulated snow, providing traction materials on ice-covered roads and maintaining public access to the county roadway system, all while remaining within acceptable parameters of budget and resource allocation.
The Road and Bridge Division is on a 24-hour, early-warning alert system. Supervisors use local, national and customized weather forecasts and databases to anticipate and prepare for the forecasted storm’s intensity. Equipment is readied for sanding and plowing during normal working hours.
Each equipment operator is assigned a specific route for snow removal and sanding. Area supervisors determine route assignments based on road priority and the most efficient use of equipment.
Plowing and sanding operations will take place in four phases during a
storm. The order in which streets are plowed in each phase is based on
the following definitions of priority:
Jefferson County does not have an
ordinance requiring citizens to shovel sidewalks, but the county encourages
citizens to shovel walks adjacent to their homes as a courtesy to their
neighbors and for the safety of pedestrians.
Residents of incorporated
areas are urged to check with their city governments for any policies regarding
snow removal from sidewalks. Residents in unincorporated areas of
Jefferson County who live within the boundaries of a homeowners association are
urged to check with their HOA for any regulations regarding sidewalk
Driveway approaches affected during Phases I, II and III are the property owner or resident’s responsibility to clear. When snow removal or widening in Phase IV is being carried out, driveways previously opened by the homeowner will not have additional snow plowed into them.
Mailboxes, newspaper delivery boxes or fences placed alongside the traveled roadway are installed at the owner’s risk. If an operator strikes a mailbox or fence with a plow, the operator will report the accident, and we will make repairs as soon as possible. Mailboxes and fences damaged by snow load during normal plowing operations are not the county’s responsibility. If plow strikes a mailbox, it will be replaced with a standard, rural mailbox. Postal regulations require residents to clear snow in front of mailboxes to allow for mail delivery.
The practice of pushing or throwing snow onto or across Jefferson County streets endangers the traveling public and snowplow operators. Residents and private contractors may receive a warning or summons for snow pushed onto county streets and rights-of-way from sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, etc.
Streets on which vehicles have been abandoned or otherwise parked, restricting the safe and continuous operation of snow-removal equipment, may not be plowed until the vehicles are removed.
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