(850) 482-9633

2864 Madison St,
Marianna, FL 32448

Road and Bridge FAQ

Have a question for the Road and Bridge division? Frequently asked questions and answers are provided here for your convenience.

How is the jurisdiction for a road and right of way determined?

Typically a road and its right of way are determined by the location. A road may be maintained by both the County and a municipality, with the County’s responsibility being that portion which falls outside of the municipality’s city limits. Florida Department of Transportation maintains all State Roads. These roads are typically identified by two digits such as SR 90, SR 71, SR 73, etc. The jurisdiction of roads is identified in our road list.

How often are unpaved roads graded?

Most roads are graded within a two-week cycle depending on current conditions, such as traffic, weather, and staffing. Should the unpaved road need attention prior to its regularly scheduled maintenance due to an unforeseen situation, please contact our office at (850) 482-9629 and place a work request. Our office hours are 7:00AM to 3:30PM Monday – Friday. If you call outside of these hours, please leave a message.

If my road needs repair, how do I report the problem?

Call the Road and Bridge office at (850) 482-9629 to submit a work request which will be given to the appropriate District Supervisor. Our office hours are 7:00AM – 3:30PM Monday – Friday. If you call outside of these hours, please leave a message.

What do I do when I notice a pothole in a paved road?

Report detailed information to the Road and Bridge office as soon as possible. You can contact us at (850) 482-9629. Our office hours are 7:00AM – 3:30PM Monday – Friday. If you call outside of these hours, please leave a message.

What do I do when I notice a tree, limb, or other obstruction in the roadway?

During normal business hours, 7:00AM – 3:30PM, report specific details to the Road and Bridge Office immediately. After 3:30PM, please report detailed information the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 482-9648.

How do I know if a road is temporarily closed?

Click this link to see currently closed roads, including brief explanation and expected re-open date.

I have a private road and want the County to maintain this road. What should I do?

The Board of County Commissioners does not accept private roads for maintenance.

Who cuts the grass on County maintained roads?

The Road and Bridge Department has eight tractors with batwing mowers that are used to mow the right-of-ways. They also have four brush cutters and two zero turn mowers that are used to mow the areas that the large tractors are unable to mow.

How often is the grass cut on the paved roads?

There are usually seven monthly mowing cycles each year. The mowing cycle takes approximately 30 to 35 days to complete for the whole county with good weather conditions. The first cycle usually begins in March, then continues on a monthly basis during the peak months usually ending in October, depending on the weather conditions.

If the right-of-way needs mowing on a county maintained road, how do I report the condition?

Call the Road and Bridge Office at (850) 482-9629 to submit a service request which will be given to the Mowing Program Supervisor. Our office hours are 7:00AM – 3:30PM Monday – Friday. If you call outside of these hours, please leave a message.

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