Purpose & Mission
The function of the Jackson County Road and Bridge Department is to repair and maintain the existing county roads and rights-of-ways promptly, efficiently, and economically.
Within this mission, the department is responsible for, but not limited to:
- Grading of County Owned Dirt Roads
- Maintenance and Repair of County Owned Wooden and Concrete Bridges
- Maintenance and Repair of Asphalt Roadways
- Right of way mowing and brush cutting
- Shoulder construction and repair
- Assist other county departments as needed
The Jackson County Board of County Commissioners recently adopted a new policy that outlines the process for the public to request traffic calming measures such as speed bumps/humps. The policy was developed in response to concerns raised by the community regarding traffic safety and the need for measures to slow down speeding vehicles. The new policy provides a clear and transparent process for residents to make requests for traffic calming measures and establishes specific criteria for evaluating and prioritizing those requests.
The board is committed to promoting traffic safety in the county and believes that this policy will go a long way in addressing the concerns of the community and ensuring that appropriate measures are put in place to protect the safety of residents and motorists alike.
For several years, the Road & Bridge Department has received requests for grading services on privately maintained roads. In order to avoid competing with private businesses that provide these services, while also maintaining responsible time and resource management of County equipment and personnel, the Board voted on a new Policy to address these requests.
Effective immediately, with the stipulation that it will be in effect for a (1) one-year trial period, the new “Pay-to-Grade” policy allows property owners on private roads to submit a written request for road grading operations. The policy requires applicants to pay all related costs of grading operations.
The new policy applies to Private Roads with public access and does not pertain to Private Drives.
This policy is designed to promote responsible road maintenance practices and ensure fairness for all residents of the county. Applicants must meet specific requirements to be eligible for the grading operations. The county encourages interested residents to review the new policy carefully and contact the Road & Bridge Department with any questions or concerns.
Responding to Emergencies
Department personnel also respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week for removal of roadway debris, clearing storm related debris from roadways, and repair of roadways due to an immediate safety issue.
2846 Panhandle Road
Marianna, Florida 32446