Gravel Road Upgrade
Washington County, through the efforts of the Rural Road Operations and Maintenance Advisory Committee (RROMAC), developed a program to fund the upgrade of some roads from gravel to a hard chip seal surface.
Several years ago, RROMAC gained the Board of County Commissioners' approval to allocate 10 percent of any "new" road maintenance funds toward gravel road upgrades. With the passage of State House Bill 2041 in 2003 which increased vehicle registration fees, between $100,000 and $150,000 a year was allocated toward this effort.
As of fiscal year 2013-2014, that funding is no longer available.
Upgrade Priority List
Upgrade of all gravel roads in the county to a hard surface is estimated to cost well over $15 million. Since funding is limited, a prioritization method ranks roads based on crop frontage, number of houses, traffic levels, and other factors.
View the upgrade priority list (PDF) updated August 2012.
The road to be upgraded during summer 2013, as part of the annual Road Maintenance Program:
- Groveland Road from Groveland Drive to West Union Road (funded by ODOT)
Roads upgraded through the Gravel Road Upgrade program during summer 2012 were:
- Evers Road from Osterman Road to Greenville Road
- Jacktown Road from 700 feet north of Daniels Road to Rosedale Road
Related: Driving gravel roads