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Dust Control

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What can be done about the dust on my road?

When is the County responsibly for dust control on a road? Abobe Icon

Can I get dust control whenever I want?

Why did the county blade through my dust spot?

Winter Weather
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When will my road be plowed?Abobe Icon

The post office will not deliver my mail because of the snow/ mud in front of my mailbox. Will the County be out to remove this snow or cover the mud?

  - No.  This is the responsibility of the resident.

What are your hours of operation for winter snow removal?

  - Snow removal units, including those applying abrasive materials, normally will operate only during daylight hours, or shortly before daylight, Monday through Friday (approximately 4:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m.), and if possible may be confined to normal work hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. On Saturdays, Sundays or holidays, the normal level of service will be implemented if conditions warrant. Only in cases of "emergency" as set out in this policy will snow removal units operate from 6:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. In the event of a severe storm with severe drifting, all roads will be opened to one-way traffic until all rural residences have a way out. Then plowing will continue to develop two-way traffic. There is no time limit after a storm subsides within which any portion of the policy shall be implemented.

My mailbox was destroyed by your plow. Are you going to replace it?

   - The County shall not pay for or replace mailboxes damaged as a result of snow removal unless actual contact is made by County equipment.  Residents should mark mailboxes in drift prone areas to help road workers avoid them.  Claims, for damage are to be submitted to the Secondary Roads Department within 48 hours to be considered for payment or repair.

Why won’t the county plow my gravel road every time it snows?

   - 1. The initial effort will be to get a one-lane access open to residences as soon as possible during daylight hours after a storm has subsided.
   - 2. After one-lane travel is possible to residences, subsequent snow removal will be carried on only during normal working hours.
   - 3. After roads have been plowed as provided in this section, abrasive materials may be applied upon portions of stone roads as necessary and as materials allow.  Priority will be given to intersections, hills and curves.
   - 4. Snow removal units may not operate at all on dirt roads without residences.
   - 5. Subject to the normal hours of operation described above, snow removal units will normally begin operation no later than after an accumulation of four (4) inches of snow or when the accumulation of snow has ended, whichever occurs later.

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What are the requirements for putting in a new, or moving an old driveway? Abobe Icon

Can I have more than one entrance to my property?

   - No.  (See Driveway Requirements Abobe Icon)

Do I need a permit to widen or pave my driveway?

   - Yes

Is there a permit fee for driveway permits?

   - Yes. $50

 Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management
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What is roadside wildlife habitat?

Where do I purchase native grass and wildflower seed?

Can I plant natives in my roadside?  What are the policies/procedures?

Can I put up DO NOT MOW signs?

What can I plant into the Right of Way?

Who do I call if I have a road visibility/other concern?

What do I do if I have noxious weeds in the roadside?

How do I get a DO NOT SPRAY sign?
Johnson County does not provide signs to landowners, but in order to be involved in our Roadside Maintenance Agreement
proper paperwork must be filled out

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I think the speed on a certain road is too fast, what can be done? Abobe Icon

Speed Limit Information

Traffic Count Maps

Level B Service Road Classification Abobe Icon