Road and Bridge
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.
The hot, long summer days are packed with a ritual of upkeep that helps extend the lifespan of vital infrastructure. The roads Bannock County are responsible for lie outside of city limits, connecting our most rural residents to the rest of the community. Of the more than 460 miles the Road and Bridge team is responsible for, only 300 miles are paved.
Much needs to be done to maintain these rural roads: chip sealing, applying road paint, shouldering, mowing, sweeping, tree trimming, and more.
2022 Summer Maintenance Schedule:
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NOTE: The schedule for all Road & Bridge projects is subject to change and could be rescheduled at any time. Schedules may also change due to inclement weather.
JULY – Chip sealing (dates are subject to change)
Chip sealing is the process of applying a pavement surface treatment that combines one or more layers of asphalt with one or more layers of fine aggregate and is typically used on rural roads with lower traffic volume.
Crews began chip sealing roads in the southern part of the County and are working their way up to the northern part of the county. After chip sealing is complete, the crews will apply fog oil over the newly sealed roads, which will seal narrow cracks, restore flexibility to the pavement surface, and help preserve the underlying pavement structure.
7/5-7/7 | Road crews will be applying fog oil over chip-sealed roads.
7/11-7/19 | Road crews will begin Chip sealing again on the following roads
1.53 miles Jackson Creek
1.44 miles Inkom Road
.27 miles Antelope Road
.42 miles Crestview Road
.07 miles Plain View Road
.43 miles Timberline Lane
.49 miles Promise Lane
1.01 miles Wallin Road
1.0 miles 2 ½ Mile Road
Road crews will continue applying fog oil over all recently chipped roads.
7/20 – End of September | Paving projects will begin (dates and road miles are subject to change)
Cold Mix overlay approx. 7.22 miles
.60 miles Thacker Road
.22 miles Whitworth Road
.14 miles Madlee
1.48 miles Crystal Springs Road
2.3 miles Marsh Valley Rd to I15 exchange
.34 miles East Sublette Road
1.23 miles Jenkins Road
.91 miles West Stinger Road
Hot Mix overlay approx. 2.73 miles
1.13 miles Ifft Road
.60 miles Pidcock Road
1.0 miles Blaser Highway
During this time of work, the Bannock County Road & Bridge Department asks that the public beware of temporary road delays while crews are out working. The public is also encouraged to use alternate routes if possible. Paying attention to warning signs, lights, and flagger instructions can help road crews complete work in a safe and timely manner.
For questions or concerns, please call the Road and Bridge office at 208-233-9591 between Monday-Thursday from 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or email email@example.com.
Updated Transportation Plan will be available in 2022
The Road & Bridge County shop was originally located at the County fairgrounds near the old infirmary. That building was destroyed by a fire July 7, 1942. Practically all of the County road equipment was also destroyed in this fire. At that time, during WWII, the County chose to lease a building. When they were notified that the lease was about to expire and would not be renewed, the County had to send a proposal to the War Production
Board to have them grant permission for Construction. The Conservation Order L-41 (a) 1075.1 “limits construction. It is necessary in order to conserve materials, construction equipment, labor and transportation”. April 23, 1945 Bannock County wrote to the Board to request permission to construct a new facility and three days later they received an application that had to be filled out giving a complete picture of the need and actual necessity of the proposed construction. It was also required to return a copy of the eviction notice form the building owner of the leased facility. The War Production Board granted the County permission and the official open house was October 26, 1946.
Helpful Information and Links
Hours of Operation
Both the Pocatello and McCammon shop hours:
Monday – Thursday
6:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Hours may fluctuate due to inclement in weather
Excluding Federal Holidays
Monday-Thursday 6:00 am – 3:30 pm
Friday 6:00 am – 10:00 am
After hours emergencies should call the Sheriff’s office at: 208-236-7114
Bannock County Courthouse
624 East Center
Pocatello, Idaho 83201