Photos of Bridgewater, VT
 

Town Garage #802-672-5379   
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The Bridgewater Highway Department is under the direction of Randy Kennedy, Road Foreman.  With the assistance of Tyler Waters and Justin Sterling; the department maintains approx. 50 miles of Class 2 and Class 3 roads on a year round basis.  Class 4 roads are not maintained during the winter.  Plowing of class 4 roads by private parties shall only be done with the permission of the Selectboard. 

In April of 2002, the Selectboard adopted a General Highway & Access Ordinance as authorized by 24 V.S.A Sections 1971-1975.  The purpose of this ordinance was to establish municipal policy and procedures for the maintenance and upgrading of existing town roads and to describe contruction standards and procedures for accepting new roads into the town highway system.

As per 19 V.S.A. Section 1111 (b), the Selectboard have the authority to regulate access onto public roads providing reasonable and safe construction and maintenance practices. Anyone wishing to access a town road from privately owned property must submit a completed Highway Access Application form to the Selectboard for approval. 

As per 23 V.S.A. Section 1396, legal weight limits of twelve (12) tons have been established on all Class 2 and Class 3 highways.  An annual over weight/excess permit is required for any vehicle exceeding the established weight limit.    

 

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