The Road Department has the responsibility of maintaining the 80 miles of roads in the Town. This includes:
- Crack filling
- Cutting trees and brush
- Mowing roadsides
- Mowing the ditches in the summer
- Plowing and sanding in the winter
- Issuing Road Permits
The road crew is also responsible for the maintenance of the 80 acres of parkland within the Town. Services for parklands include mowing grass, playground equipment maintenance, caring for the baseball fields and the maintenance of all structures.
Staff & Equipment
There are 3 full-time employees and one part-time employee every summer at the Road Department. Heavy equipment the road department uses consists of:
- 2 pickup trucks
- 4 five-yard dump trucks
- 5 tractors for mowing
- A 1-ton dump truck
- Rubber tire end-loader
Snow plowing begins when the snowfall exceeds 2 inches and is performed by an experienced crew. The Town is divided into 4 sections, with 1 man responsible for each section. The major roads are plowed and sanded first, and then the secondary streets and parking lots are next.
Adopting a road in the Town of Beloit is an easy and free process. For more information, contact the Road Department at 608-364-2987.
Mailbox Installation Guidelines
The Town asks property owners to ensure that their mailboxes are the proper distance from the paved surface. A mailbox and support post should not pose a hazard to vehicles. An acceptable support post for a single mailbox would include wood posts 4″ x 4″ square or 4.5″ in diameter. Soft metal conduits which are 1.5″ to 2.5″ in diameter are also acceptable. Your letter carrier should not have to leave the pavement to put letters in your mailbox. To view U.S. Postal Services mailbox installation guidelines, click here.