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Gravel and Asphalt Roads (go back)
click on this link to view the 2011 Schedule
If it is not done in the year scheduled, it will completed the following year.
How do I report a pothole?
Please call 636-583-6361
How do I get my road paved?
Please call 636-583-6361 to discuss procedure.
When do you grade the roads?
Roads are graded on a rotation basis unless an emergency due to weather conditions arises.
Road Information (go back)
What county roads are closed?
What are the blue street name signs?
Blue street name signs are for roads not maintained by the County or the State.
How do I know the right-of-way on my road?
How is the right-of-way measured?
Most of the county road right-of-ways are measured from the center of the existing road surface. But with more and more surveys and subdivisions being done, the right-of-way is being established by pins and corners and more exactly defined.
How do I vacate a road?
Contact the County Clerk at 636-583-6355.
How many cars go past my house each day?
Road Maintenance (go back)
How do I know which roads the county maintains?
Who trims the trees along the road?
The County personnel will trim trees within the right-of-way along county roads.
Will the County accept maintenance of my road?
At the present time, we are not accepting any new roads for maintenance.
Who removes dead animals?
The county has no provisions to remove dead animals.
What if I have trash on my road?
Please call 636-583-6361 and county personnel will pick up large items that have been dropped off on the side of the road.
Is there an "Adopt-A-Road" program along county roads?
There is no official sponsored county "Adopt-A-Road" program.
How often are weeds cut and how far back will you cut the weeds?
The county begins cutting weeds about April ? Our first cutting will be one pass with our eight (8) brush hogs. After we have covered all the roads in the County we will begin our second cutting and it will include two passes.
In the fall, we will cut one-half of the county roads back to the right-of-way line. The next year we do the other half.
There are certain areas that may require additional cuttings depending on the weather and the type of weeds.
What if I see a stop sign lying down?
Please call (636) 583-6361 immediately and give the location.
How do I report a tree on the roadway?
Please call 636-583-6361 with location and approximate size of the tree.
What if I cant's see the stripes on the road?
Franklin County has a stripping program that does approximately one-quarter of the county every year. The County does not stripe chip and seal roads that have been recently resurfaced.
Can I park along the County road?
No, it is illegal to park within the right-of-way along county roads. You may be ticketed if the sheriff is called.
Does the County put up "No Parking" signs?
The county will put up “no parking” signs in special circumstances. Please contact the county and we will review the situation and determine if one is needed. It will take a Commission Order to install that sign.
Can I put signs along the road?
Political and advertising signs are not allowed within the right-of-way.
Any signs to be permanently installed on private property do require a permit from the Planning and Zoning Department.
Driveways (go back)
Do I need a permit to build a driveway?
Where do I get an entrance/subdivision permit?
How much is a driveway permit?
Do I need an entrance permit to build a subdivision?
You will be required to get an entrance permit when you file for the subdivision.
Do I need a permit to work along the road?
Any work within the roadway right-of-way requires a permit.
There is no charge for this permit. print a copy here
Will the County buy me a new culvert?
The homeowner is required to pay for their culvert. The county will install the culvert and work with the homeowner.
Does the County replace driveway culverts?
The county will replace driveway culverts only if the county is involved with ditch work along the road.
Bridges (go back)
What are the load limits on the County bridges?
How are load limits set on the County bridges?
Every two years MoDOT inspects our bridges and based on information in the field and calculations a load limit is set.
How is it determined which bridges are going to be replaced?
Every two years MoDOT inspects our bridges and rates the bridges by the amount of deterioration. When a bridge becomes 50% deficient, Federal money is available to replace the bridge.
What bridges are going to be replaced?
Bidding (go back)
How do I get a bid tab of a project recently bid?
How do I get on the bid list?
Please call 636-583-6361 and request your name be placed on our bidding list.
Snow (go back)
When do they start plowing the roads?
The amount of accumulation and temperature determines start and stopping times.
Does the County pre-treat roads?
Yes, depending on the projected weather.
What chemicals are used on the roads for ice and snow removal?
Salt is the main chemical that is used for melting.
What are those black things coming out of the back of the truck?
Cinders from the Ameren plant.
How do I know when they will plow the snow off my road?
Roads are cleared in a rotation.
How can I stop the snow plow from filling my driveway?
Driveways are the responsibility of each property owner.
Office (go back)
What are your office hours?
Our office hours are 8 AM to 4:30 PM.
Whom do I call after hours if there is an emergency?
If there is a tree or water across the road, please call the sheriff’s department at 636 583 2567. They will dispatch highway personnel as needed.
Miscellaneous (go back)
When can I burn brush?
Contact your fire district for guidelines.
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