Brattleboro Gravel Road Warning Sign System

Good Morning,

DPW will continue inspecting and reporting the conditions of Brattleboro’s gravel roads during mud season as we did last year.

The updated report will not be sent daily as in past years. Starting in the coming days, you will see a sign at the beginning of each gravel road. The sign will have a color-coded section that indicates the current condition of the road and QR code that will take you directly to Maps-on-line for the conditions of all roads.  Instead of waiting for all of the roads to be checked to report each road be entered immediately which should speed up the reporting significantly.  Attached is a press release explaining the new procedure.

Please reach out if you have questions.



Belinda Lashway

Office Manager

Department of Public Works

211 Fairground Rd

Brattleboro, VT 05301


Date: February 27, 2024


As we enter the spring season, please be aware that our gravel roads may become muddy due to the thawing of winter snow and ice. The Brattleboro Department of Public Works will be monitoring these roads and providing status updates through roadside signage, which will be placed at the end of gravel roads throughout town. 

Road conditions will also be reported via an online map, which you can view by visiting: 

 The roadside signage and online map will be color-coded. The colors will indicate the following: 

  • Green: Passable by all vehicles. Expect seasonal conditions. 
  • Yellow: Four-wheel drive or high-clearance vehicles recommended. Some rutting and muddy conditions. 
  • Orange: Four-wheel drive or high-clearance vehicles advised. Local traffic only. Expect heavy rutting and deep mud. 
  • Red: Closed to through traffic. Emergency vehicles and residents with proper vehicles only. Some areas are not passable. 

If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Department of Public Works at 802-254-4255 or email Peter Lynch at 

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