The Town of LaFollette elected officials and staff are dedicated to serving our community. We maintain the town's roads as well as remove snow to help ensure the safety of our residents and visitors.
The town is responsible for routine maintenance on our 44 miles of road. On a rotational basis, we will be resurfacing town roads. The 2023 schedule will be posted after the first of the year.
The town is responsible for 44 miles of township roads. The roads will be plowed as soon after the snow storm has ended as safely possible. If conditions permit, we will begin snow removal before the storm ends. To ensure the safety of our road maintenance personnel and our equipment, snow removal will be done during daylight hours. Should an emergency arise, please call 911, explain your situation, and we will be contacted by the county dispatcher to assist with removal during the emergency.
The town no longer offers snow removal services for private driveways, lanes or roads. Please contact a local snow removal service to clear your property.
The town often experiences trees falling in the roadway or other debris due to storms or high winds. We make every effort to remove these objects as quickly as possible. If you see a fallen tree in the roadway, please contact us via text to Darwyn Brown at 715-566-2343. You may also contact us by email in the Contact Section on the home page of this website.
Please drive safely and take standard precautions around road debris. Also give our road team extra space if you see them clearing trees or debris. Thank you.
The Town of LaFollette is responsible for maintaining not just the roadway but also the Right-of-Way (Wis. Stat. 82.03 and 893.83). Most town roads have a 66 foot easement (i.e., 33 feet from the center line of the road on both sides of the road). Most town roads are 20 feet wide with a 2 foot shoulder on each side. The town is responsible ensuring the remainder of the Right-of-Way is clear of trees, brush and will mow the grass.
We have undertaken the maintenance of the Right-of-Way for the town's roads, including mowing the grass, brush and tree limb removal and where necessary tree removal. Prior to removing trees, the town will contact the property owner informing them of which trees will be removed and to obtain the disposition of any lumber resulting from the tree removal process.
Click the following link for more information about the town's Right-of-Way obligations. https://cornucopiawisconsin.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Road-Right-of-way-info-1.pdf
The town has received a matching grant to resurface Williams Road. We will be working with the Town of Dewey to complete this project. We will be grinding and graveling the road in 2022 and laying new blacktop in 2024 in conjunction with The Town of Dewey. Please use caution when traveling on the road.
The town will be grading and adding gravel to Twin Lake Road and Windorski Road during the summer of 2023. Please use caution when traveling on the road.
The town will be grinding, grading and adding gravel to Warner Lake Road during the summer of 2023. New blacktop will be added in the summer of 2024. Please use caution when traveling on the road.
1) The December Board Meeting will be held on12/6/2023 at 7:00 PM.
2) The Board is very thankful to the Town of Jackson for the rental of one of their dump trucks while ours is being repaired.