This is just some of the damage that occurred from the torrential downpours of July 11, 2016.
The Town of Jackson Highway Department maintains 81 miles of local roads and right-of-way, the third highest of the twenty-four towns and villages in Burnett County. Highway Department employees make every effort to maintain the proper conditions, safety and appearance of local roads and rights-of-way for the benefit of the voters, residents, property owners and visitors.
The Highway Department staff includes a full-time Supervisor and two part-time employees who operate and perform regular and preventive maintenance on roads maintenance vehicles worth an estimated $750,000. In addition to providing emergency road services such as snow removal and storm damage cleanup, the highway department employees perform required maintenance work on all town roads as well as much of the construction work for “new” surfaced roads added to the Town’s inventory of roads. Surfaced roads are periodically crack-sealed, chip-sealed or resurfaced to maintain proper road conditions; and marked with signage and striping to improve road safety. Gravel roads are supplemented with additional gravel and graded to maintain proper shape and drainage.
Other duties include; sweeping of surfaced roads, mowing the rights-of-way, maintenance of town boat landings as well as the Town Hall and Town Cemetery properties grooming functions. Extensive right-of-way cleanup to remove tree growth and deadfall is performed in alternate years.