Winter Snow Plowing Advisory for the

 Town of Lincoln

 Every winter the Town of Lincoln clerk receives many phone calls asking, “When are our roads going to be plowed?”  This advisory is an attempt to answer those plowing questions and to reduce the calls to the Town Hall.

The Town of Lincoln does not have a town crew.  We do not own road equipment such as snow plows and road graders.  The Town contracts with the Vilas County Highway Department to maintain Town roads during the winter season.  The Town of Lincoln has a standing order for snow plowing to be done upon a snowfall of four inches.  The Vilas County Highway Department also has responsibility for plowing the State Highways and County Highways.  Those roads are plowed in that order and once State and County roads have been plowed the County attends to plowing the Town roads.

The Town of Lincoln has over 60 miles of roads to maintain and to plow all roads does take some time.  Also with the recent budget cuts and staff reductions plowing schedules may be altered somewhat to reduce or avoid overtime expense, especially on weekends.  We ask for your cooperation in helping to keep Town of Lincoln roads safe.  Most of the problems encountered during winter driving involve speeds which are too fast for prevailing road conditions.  Some days a speed of 10 mph may be too fast on a road that is posted as a 45 mph road.  Slowing down during winter helps to prevent problems.  Calls to the Town Hall will not get your road plowed any sooner.  The County has a schedule and order in which it plows our roads to promote traffic flow and to prevent unnecessary expense to fuel its vehicles.  The Town Hall does welcome calls to report problems such as slippery intersections or curves.  Thank You for your Cooperation. 

 

 

Welcome to the Town of Lincoln website!  The Town of Lincoln is located in Vilas County, Wisconsin.  The Lincoln Town Hall is located at 1205 Sundstein Road, Eagle River, WI 54521.

 

 Total Town of Lincoln Road Miles:  65.48 miles

 

 

TOWN OFFICE FAX NUMBER- (715) 479-2372