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The County will trim back or cut down trees on the right-of-way or easement on a County-maintained road (PDF) that pose a threat to safe driving conditions. You can request the County to trim or cut down trees by completing an On-line Service Request. The request will be routed to the District Highway Supervisor to schedule the work.
The Highway Superintendent will give the District Supervisors a target mileage for their districts to assess the condition of their roads.
The District Supervisors will report back on the roads in their areas in most need of surface work.
The Highway Superintendent will finalize the list of roads and give the District Supervisors the final list.
The District Supervisors will schedule all related work – brush cutting, pipe replacements, pavement work (blade patching or paving), etc.
The Supervisor in charge of the chip sealing operation will assemble the team and plan the routing.
No sooner than three days after the chip seal is placed, the sweeping of the loose chips will take place.
Any roads that were striped will be striped by the County’s contractor.
Yes, on a County-maintained road (PDF). You can request the County to do repairs by completing an On-line Service Request.
Chip seals enhance safety by providing good skid resistance. Chip seals provide an effective moisture barrier for the underlying pavement against water intrusion by sealing cracks in the pavement to prevent deterioration of the asphalt surface from the effects of aging and oxidation due to water and sun.
A chip seal is a two-step process which includes first an application of asphalt emulsion and then a layer of crushed rock to an existing asphalt pavement surface. A chip seal gets its name from the “chips” or small crushed rock placed on the surface.
The county has a 30 foot prescriptive easement to maintain the roads, (15 ft. from center-line on each side) In some areas we can have more if it was an old state road, a plat dedication, or if we purchased the Right-of-Way during one of our road projects. It is best to contact the Department of Public Works if you are not sure.
The County will clean out driveway culverts on a case by case basis that have a significant impact on the roadway drainage system. You can complete an On-line Service Request.
Please note that after the District Highway Supervisor reviews the location on a case by case basis, it may be referred to the property owner. Please note that it is against County codes to place yard waste in the ditches that obstruct the flow of the ditches and culverts. The Stormwater Division may investigate if this is expected to be the case.
The County will not put up signs on private roads, we place signage on a County-maintained road (PDF).
The County does not remove snow on private roads, we only do removal on a County-maintained road (PDF)
Please refer to the link County-maintained road (PDF) for a current list of roads maintained by the Highway Division.
Yes, we only deal with dead animals that pose traffic hazards on a County-maintained road (PDF) or within the County right-of-way or easement. You can request pick up by completing an On-line Service Request.
The County will not put up signs on private roads, we place signage on a County-maintained road (PDF)
No, the Department of Public Works has no involvement in the Water Districts. You can contact the Water Districts directly.
Please refer to the link a County-maintained road (PDF) for a current list of roads maintained by the Department of Public Works.