Baxter County Road & Bridge Department was established in 1873. Our mission is maintaining and building county roads and bridges. The first priority is maintaining county roads and bridges with the greatest traffic on a regular basis, while less traveled county roads and bridges being maintained on a less regular basis. Furthermore, we assist the Police, Sheriff's Department and Emergency rescue crews in the evacuations during emergencies. Our team at the Road & Bridge Department takes pride in our efforts to serve the taxpayers of this county.
PLEASE remember to contact your area volunteer fire departments and be aware of all burn bans BEFORE you begin to burn any leaves or brush.
Spring: As spring planting time rolls around, residents are reminded that no trees, shrubbery, or other plantings may be placed within the right-of-way. The road right-of-way is easily measured between twenty & thirty feet ( there are differences depending on when the county road was established however, all of them are between 20 - 30 feet ) from the centerline of the roadway.
Fall: Residents are reminded NOT to burn or dump leaves on the road surface or to dump leaves and other debris in the ditches.
Winter: Wait until the snow plow has plowed your road before plowing/shoveling your driveway. Do not park your vehicles on the roadway. If you are on the roadway and you approach an oncoming snow plow, SLOW DOWN and move as far to the right that is possible and allow the plow to pass safely. We also ask that you do not allow children to ride sleds in the roads or play on mounds of snow created by snow plows until the snow plows have completed their job and left the scene.