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Information on Roads & Highway
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ATVs & UTVs

ATV & UTV Trail Routes
Ordinance #05-24-2010-1
The Town Board of Supervisors of the Town of Florence designate all town roads (marked with green signs) as all-terrain vehicle and utility terrain vehicle routes.  All alley-ways and portions of the following streets are also open as a means of traveling into and out of the village proper:  Pewabic St, Negaunee St, Quinnesec St, Furnace St, Vulcan St, Cyclops St, Chapin St, Norway St, Woodward Ave and Olive Ave.

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A map of the alley-ways and portions of the above mentioned streets can be found by clicking and downloading the file below:









To Prohibit the Use of All Terrain Vehicles, Motorcycles and Motor Bicycles on Certain Designated Property within the Township of Florence
Ordinance #9-24-90
The purpose of this ordinance is to ensure the safety of the public and prevent damage to the area now referred to as the Town of Florence Landfill.

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Page last updated:  05/27/21
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ATV & UTV Trail Routes Ordinance
ATV & UTV Trail Routes Ordinance
ATV Trail Route Map
ATV Trail Route Map
Driveways

Driveway Ordinance
Ordinance #08-10-09
The purpose of this Ordinance is to regulate the establishment, construction, improvement, modification or reworking of a driveway to assure that the site, method of construction, and conservation practices used will promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of the community, and to enforce the goals and policies set forth in the Town of Florence land use plan or comprehensive plan.

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​Salting & Sanding of Private Driveways
The Town of Florence will no longer sand or salt any business properties or private driveways. This policy was put in place because the Town's salt quota will be cut if we transfer any to a third party. Also, if the Town sands/salts one business we would naturally be obligated to afford the same service to any other business which could turn into a substantial amount. The Town's first responsibility is to Town roads.
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Equipment Policy

The Town of Florence equipment will not be rented out or loaned to any company, business or individual.  The only exception to this policy is the policy already set for the use of town equipment in the event of a major emergency in the community or equipment used for non-profit community benefit.  Also, equipment will be rented or loaned to other governmental agencies within the county.  In all cases, town equipment will be operated by town employees only, unless otherwise approved by the Highway Superintendent or Town Road Foreman.  In all of the above cases, the Highway Superintendent or his designee will approve the equipment use as is stated in the Town Personnel Policy dated January 2008.  The Highway Superintendent or his designee shall be the ones to issue the approval so that essential town work can also be done.

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Driveway Ordinance
Driveway Ordinance
Highway Department

Highway Department/Road Work

Highway Foreman: Chris Steber

The Town of Florence maintains 
119.21 miles of 
roads and streets--64.41 miles are
paved road 
and 54.35 miles are gravel.

​The Town of Florence Highway Department is responsible for all Public Town Roads in the Town of Florence.  The Florence County Highway Department is responsible for US Highway 2, County Highway N and County Highway NN in the Town of Florence (plus others in other Townships). You can learn more information about the Florence County Highway Department by visiting them online at: https://www.florencecountywi.com/departments/?department=a5b6f7219a9f




Below are some pictures of recent Road Work Projects:
   (Click on the pictures below to see a larger version of each picture)


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Picture of Ray Steber Town Garage
Mailbox Replacement Policy

Snow plow operators use a great deal of care when plowing our Town roads, often under difficult conditions.  However, as a result of the Town's snowplowing operations, from time to time plow drivers will strike and damage residents' mailboxes.  As a way of reconciling the damage the Town will, under certain circumstances, replace a mailbox.



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Mailbox Replacement Policy
Mailbox Replacement Policy
Mailbox Installation Guidelines
Mailbox Installation Guidelines
Parking Restrictions

An Ordinance Providing for No Parking in Certain Areas within the Township of Florence
Ordinance #12-27-10
No person shall stop or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended and whether temporarily or otherwise, in any of the following places:
On either side of Central Avenue from Vulcan Street east to Fisher Lake Road.

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Central Avenue No Parking Ordinance
Central Avenue No Parking Ordinance
Prohibiting the Use of Compression Brakes

Prohibiting the Use of Compression Brakes
Ordinance #7-25-94
This ordinance prohibits the use of compression brakes in the Town except in Emergencies, provides penalties and authorizes the posting of appropriate signs and designates penalty and enforcement authority.


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Ordinance Prohibiting the Use of Compression Brakes
Ordinance Prohibiting the Use of Compression Brakes
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Providing for No Storing of Wood on the Right of Way

Providing for no piling or storing of wood products within the boundaries of any town road right of way
Ordinance #06-24-91
No person, firm or corporation shall pile or store any wood products within the boundaries of any town road right of way.

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Ordinance Providing for No Storing of Wood on the Right of Way
Ordinance Providing for No Storing of Wood on the Right of Way
Snowmobiles

Snowmobile Ordinance
Ordinance #08-08-11
This ordinance establishes snowmobile routes and regulates the operation of snowmobiles in the town.  The full ordinance includes information on:  operation of snowmobiles on or in the vicinity of highways, conditions applicable to snowmobile routes,


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Prohibit the Use of ATVs on Certain Property Ordinance
Prohibit the Use of ATVs on Certain Property Ordinance
Snowmobile Ordinance
Snowmobile Ordinance
Spring Weight Restrictions

Town of Florence
2021 Spring Weight Restrictions
go into effect as of Wednesday, March 10 at 8:00 a.m.
and were lifted at noon on Monday, May 3, 2021
(the date for Spring Weight Restrictions will be updated here as soon as it is known every year -- as will the date when they are lifted)

The Town of Florence enforces a ten ton weight limit on its sealcoat roads during the spring thaw to decrease pavement damage.

During this period if you live on or off one of the below roads you are required to bring your garbage & recycling to the designated road. We ask for your cooperation and patience during this period. 

Please drop off garbage in the morning of garbage/recycling service dates and enclose your garbage within a garbage can with lid. 

If you see that garbage is strewn about at your drop off location, please pick it up. 

Weight restrictions are posted in the local Mining News and on our website at www.townofflorencewisconsin.com 

If a road is restricted you will notice Weight Restricted Road Signs posted on the road. 

If you have any questions please call the Town of Florence office at 715-528-3595.

PLEASE NOTE: If you reside on a town road or a private road that is off a restricted road listed, bring your recycling and garbage to the designated road:


Road Name --> Bring Garbage/Recycling To  
Brule Landing Road --> Chapin/Brule Dam Int

Cecelia Dr --> Old Hwy 69

Frog Lane --> Lake Ellwood Rd

Hansen Rd --> W. Lake Ellwood Rd

Menominee River Rd --> Lake Ellwood Rd

Mud Lake Rd --> Chapin St

Popple Rd --> STH 70

Regina Dr --> US Hwy 2

Romitti Rd --> Midwest Gravel Pit
(portion that is designated with Weight Restricted Signs)

Spring Lake Rd --> Lake Ellwood Rd

Town Road AA --> Lake Ellwood Rd

Town Road BB --> Lake Ellwood Rd

Town Road C --> Chapin/Brule Dam Int

Town Road D --> Chapin/Brule Dam Int

Town Road H --> US Hwy 2

Town Road HH --> N Blome Helgren Rd

Town Road L --> Montgomery Lake Rd

Town Road M --> Montgomery Lake Rd

Town Road N* --> Montgomery Lake Rd
* A special note for Town Road N: only recycling to this location; residents of Town Road N will be receiving a letter with instructions on what to do with there garbage.

Town Road O --> North Lake Rd

Town Road S-->Carpenter Rd

Town Road U-->Carpenter Rd

Westrin Rd-->Condroski Rd
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Winter Parking & Plowing Regulations

Plowing Across Town Roads:
Plowing snow across town roads is prohibited. It creates a dangerous situation for traffic and safety hazards for all those who travel that road. As the property owner, you are responsible for the plowing being done on your property—even if you are paying someone else to remove the snow for you.

Wisconsin Statute 346.94(5) states that no person may place or cause to be placed upon a highway any substance that is or may be injurious to any vehicle.  A pile of snow certainly fits this description. Wisconsin Statute 346.95(3) says  that the penalty is $50 for each offense. Citations will be issued, and no  warnings will be given.


Other Plowing Regulations:
You are not permitted to pile snow or block the sidewalks or fire hydrants.

Parking on town roads and streets shall be prohibited so that plowing can be done quickly and with safety. The parking ban is in effect between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Vehicles in violation will be towed away and tickets will be issued.


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Town Roads Public & Private

The easiest way to determine if a road in the Town of Florence is a Public Road or a Private Road is to look at the color of the Road Name Sign.  Signs that are Green are Public Roads.  Signs that are Blue are Private Roads.  The Town of Florence Highway Department is responsible for all Public Town Roads in the Town of Florence with the exception of US Highway 2, County Highway N and County Highway NN.  The Florence County Highway Department is responsible for those.

Public Roads in the Town of Florence:
Angelo Romitti Rd
Anna’s Ave
Barrens Lake Rd
Bessie-Babbit Rd
Bill Anderson Dr
Blome Helgren Rd
Bodelin Rd
Bonnie View Rd
Brewery Lane
Brule Bridge Rd
Brule Dam Rd
Brule Landing Rd
Camels Clearing Rd
Camels Rd
Carlson Rd
Carpenter Rd
Cecelia Dr
Central Ave
Chapin St
Churchill Dr
Condroski Rd
Cooks Rd
Crosscut Rd
County Hwy N
County Hwy NN
Cyclops St
Duck Lake Rd
Dunns Point Rd
East Shore Rd
East Twin Falls Rd
Federal Forest 2150 Rd
Federal Forest 2151 Rd
Federal Forest 2154 Rd
Federal Forest 2556 Rd
Federal Forest 2449 Rd
Federal Forest 3855 Rd 
First Crossing
Fisher Lake Rd
Florence Ave
Forward Dr
Frog Lake Rd
Frog Lake North Rd
Frog Ln
Furnace St
Gilbert Ln
Hall Rd
Hanson Rd
Harding Rd
Harry’s Rd
Honeybee Rd
Humming Bird Ln
In-Comm Dr
Karle Rd
Kelsey Rd
Koman St
Lagoon Rd
Lake Anna Rd
Lake Ave
Lake Edith Rd
Lake Ellwood Rd
Lightning Rd
Long Lake Rd
Menominee River Rd
Middle Lake Rd
Montgomery Lake Rd
Mourning Dove Dr
Mud Lake Rd
Nicolet Lane
North Blome Helgren Rd
North Cosgrove Lake Rd
North First Crossing Rd
North Montgomery Lake Road
North River Forest Rd
North Spring Lake Road
Negaunee St
North Lake Rd
North Lake Rd South
North Shore Rd
Norway St
Old Highway 69
Old Highway 69 East
Olive Ave
Patten Lake Rd
Pewabic St
Point Bray Rd
Popple Dr
Quinnesec St
Railroad Lake Rd
Red Oak Ln
Regina Dr
River Forest Rd
Romitti Rd
Roosevelt Ln
Second Crossing Rd
South Cosgrove Lake Access Rd
South Cosgrove Lake Rd
South Town Road N
Spring Ave
Tall Pines Bypass
Tall Pines Rd
Tall Pines Rd West
Thunder Ridge Dr
Tower Dr
Town Road 25
Town Road 39
Town Road AA
Town Road BB
Town Road C
Town Road D
Town Road DD
Town Road F
Town Road GG
Town Road H
Town Road HH
Town Road I
Town Road II
Town Road J
Town Road JJ
Town Road K
Town Road KK
Town Road L
Town Road M
Town Road N
Town Road NN
Town Road O
Town Road R
Town Road RR
Town Road S
Town Road SS
Town Road TT
Town Road U
Town Road W
Twin Falls Rd
Urban Dr
Vivo Rd
Vulcan St
West Cosgrove Lake Rd
West Lake Ellwood Rd
Walnut Rd West
Westrin Rd
Woods Rd
Woodward Ave


Private Roads in the Town of Florence:
Adams Ln
B&B River Ln
Badger Rd
Bastian Ln
Blue Jay Ln
Blue Roof Ln
Buchanon Ln
Bush Ln
Cal’s Ln
Campbell Ln
Carter Ln
Chickadee Ln
Circle Dr
Cleveland Ln
Coolidge Ln
Dukes Ln
Dulek Ln
E Paragon Meadows
Eagle Ridge Ln
Eisenhower Ln
FDR Ln
Fillmore Dr
Ford Ln
Forestry Dr
Garfield Ln
Garrett’s Ln
Glenwood Pines Dr
Glime Rd
Goodman Grade
Grant Ln
Harlon Block Ln
Harrison Ln
Hayes Ln
Helena Ln
Highland Hills
Hixon Ln
Ira Hayes Ln
Jackson Ln
Jefferson Ln
JFK Ln
John Bradley Ln
Johnson Ln
Kennedy Ln
Pope John Paul II
Lincoln Ln
Linsmeir Rd
McKinley Ln
Meadowbrook Hills
Michael Strank Ln
Monroe Ln
Montie Rd
North Menomoniee River Road
N Spring Lake Rd
Nixon Ln
Oak Valley Rd
Overlook Road
Packer Dr
Paint Pond River Rd
Paragon Meadows
Pierce Ln
Podnar Ln
Polk Ln
Putnam Ln
Reagan Ln
Rene Gagnon Ln
Robin Ln
Rolling Hills Rd
Savage Lake Road
S Spring Lake Rd
Stricker Ln
Svecia Ln
Tayler Ln
Terrace Rd
Toppe Rd
Trudell Ln
Truman Ln
Tylor Ln
Van Buren Ln
West Circle Dr
W Cosgrove Lk Rd
W Paragon Meadows
Washington Ln


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Weight Restrictions (Year-Round)

The following special or seasonal weight limits shall be effect on on the following Town of Florence Highways as of September 9, 2019:  
Cecelia Drive - 5 tons

For more information on this special weight limit, you can click on the file below to read the complete ordinance:

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Other Town Road Information

If you are looking for other information about Town Roads, please contact the Town of Florence Office directly for information.

Other Town Road Notifications may be posted here when needed.

Notice Road Closed Town of Florence Due to Road Work
LePage Creek Culvert Replacement

A portion of Old Highway 69 will be closed starting August 9th thru August 13th (or until signs removed). 

The portion closed is from intersection of S Cosgrove Lake to Sand Lake Rd. 

Only residents living in this section will have access.

(By order of the Town Board of Florence)


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Ordinance Designating Cecelia Drive as a Special Weight Limit Highway
Ordinance Designating Cecelia Drive as a Special Weight Limit Highway