Road Commissioner: Philip Baker (802) 446-2131
Town Garage Phone Number: (802)446-2472
Road Crew Members: Road Foreman Steve Lanfear, John Squier and Charlie Woods
VTrans will be working on a slopeside stabilization project on Route 140E beginning in late April and extending through the early fall. A section of Route 140E east of Sugar Hill Road and west of Bear Mountain Road will be closed for the month of July. From VTrans:
DESCRIPTION & LOCATION OF PROJECT – Beginning in Wallingford at approximate mile marker 2.953 On VT Route 140E and extending easterly 1360 feet (0.258 MILES) to mile marker 3.210. Work to be performed under this project includes slope stabilization using soil nails, full depth roadway reconstruction, channel work and other highway related items. No traffic, including emergency vehicles, will be able to access the closed portion of the road during July.
A public hearing has been scheduled for Monday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall to review the project and answer questions.
All Town Highways are maintained by a two-person fulltime road crew and one part-time employee operating out of the Town Garage. Members of the road crew are hired by and report to the Selectboard. The Selectboard also appoints a Road Commissioner to work with them to make sure that the Town Highways are maintained, and that bridges, culverts, and roads are kept in good and sufficient repair.
Wallingford Road Facts
Class 1 Town Highways: Those town highways which form the extension of a state highway route and which carry a state highway route number.
Class 2 Town Highways: Those town highways selected as the most important highways in each town. They shall be selected with the purposes of securing trunk lines of improved highways from town to town and to places which by their nature have more than normal amount of traffic.
Class 3 Town Highways: All town highways other than class 1 or class 2 highways. They must be negotiable under normal conditions all seasons of the year by a standard manufactured pleasure car.
Class 1 Town Highways: 0.000
Class 2 Town Highways:
Route 140-West: 2.420
Creek Road: 1.470
Class 3 Town Highways: 42.12
State Highways (Routes 7, 7B, 103, 140-East, & 155)16.755
Total Traveled Miles (excluding Class 4 mileage): 62.765
Legal Trails: (Mitchell, Carrara Camp, Olde Pine Lane, Mears Meadow and Kent Farm) 3.61
To report a problem or to ask a question about road maintenance, call the Town Garage at 446-2472. The Road Commissioner can be reached at 446-2131.
The state’s 10 V.S.A. section 1264(c)(6) requires the Secretary of Transportation to issue Municipal Roads General Permits (MRGP) to towns for the discharge of regulated stormwater from municipal roads. To review the MRGP, click here.
Uniform Municipal Excess Weight Permit Form, click here.
Secretary of Transportation Weight Limits Notice, click here.
New England Road Conditions:
Reminder - Winter Parking Ban in effect November 15 through March 31. No parking allowed on Wallingford roads between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.
It is unlawful to plow snow across a town highway or street in a way that leaves snow in the roadway. Violation of this law may result in a $100.00 fine plus the actual costs of repairing any damage resulting from such obstruction of the highway. (Title 19 V.S.A. 1105)
It is unlawful to cause water or ice to run onto a town highway or street in such a way that it causes damage to the highway or street, obstructs traffic, or creates unsafe conditions. (Title 19 V.S.A. 1111)
The Town of Wallingford is not responsible for vegetation, structures, fences, or mailboxes within town highway rights-of-way damaged during snowplowing. (Title 19 V.S.A. 904, 1111)
State Plow Finder Portal
VTrans has 250 trucks that plow that whole state. To find the plow route and see when the truck will be by your route, click here.
Please report missing town street signs by calling the Town Garage at 446-2472.
The Town of Wallingford is not responsible for the sidewalks or street lights. Questions or concerns should be directed to the Wallingford Fire District #1 Office at 446-2964.
The Highway Department requests that if you see a problem on a town road, i.e. a sink hole, a tree down, etc., please call the Garage at 446-2472. Don’t assume that someone has already called in to report it. You can leave a message if no one answers, and you don’t have to leave your name. It’s not possible for the Highway Department to ride the roads every day to inspect them. Thank you for your help.
The Town of Wallingford designated the parking lot at the Recreation field on Meadow Street (off Route 140 West) as a “Park-and Ride. Parking at this facility is free. No overnight parking allowed.