Board approves FY 2021-22 Road Maintenance Program
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
The FY 2021-22 Road Maintenance Program was approved by the Washington County Board of Commissioners during its regular meeting today (June 15).
The program outlines the Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT) road maintenance activities. Highlights include approximately:
- 11.49 miles of paving by contractors
- 19.58 miles of paving by LUT crews
- 129,267 square feet of asphalt repairs by contractors
- 18,846 square feet of concrete panel replacement by contractors
- 65,029 lineal feet of crack sealing by LUT crews
The program’s focus is preventative maintenance. These treatments extend the lives of roads and save tax dollars. Over time, it is less expensive to maintain pavement than reconstruct it when it fails.
“There is a lot of work that goes on behind-the-scenes when it comes to road and bridge maintenance in order to perform the work safely, efficiently and with the least disruption to the public,” said Todd Watkins, LUT Operations and Maintenance Division Manager. “Our goal is to perform the right task, at the right time with the right amount of resources.”
Contact the LUT Operations and Maintenance Division at 503-846-ROAD (7623) or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Washington County is committed to planning, building and maintaining a great transportation system, ensuring the safety of all roadway users and operating the County roadway system in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.
Media Contact:Cindy Remy, Senior Communication Specialist/PIO