Minor Betterment Committee Recommends Six Projects

For Immediate Release: Friday, October 26, 2012

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation

At its October 24 meeting, the Minor Betterment Program Selection Committee successfully completed its task of recommending small-scale interim road improvement candidates for funding in fiscal year 2013-2014. The six recommended candidates meet the committee's objectives of addressing safety and connectivity issues, while achieving geographic diversity and keeping the total estimated cost within the expected $500,000 budget allocation.

The candidates selected by the committee are:

  • Construct pedestrian path on 123rd Avenue from Fairfield Street to Walker Road (CPO 1)
  • Rehabilitate pedestrian path on Butner Road from Downing Street to Walker Road (CPO 1)
  • Modify crosswalk at Jenkins Road and 153rd Drive intersection (CPO 1)
  • Construct pedestrian path on Walker Road from Barnes Elementary School to Furlong Way (CPO 1)
  • Replace noncompliant ADA ramps at the Garden Home Road and Oleson Road intersection (CPO 3)
  • Construct pedestrian path on Grahams Ferry Road from Ibach Street to near Luster Court (CPO 5)

The committee evaluated over one hundred candidates and invited public review and input on the top candidates for this round of funding. Over 400 comments, including petitions, letters and photographs, were considered by the committee.

After review by Land Use and Transportation staff, the Minor Betterment projects recommended for funding will be included in the 2013-2014 Annual Road Maintenance Program presented to the Board of Commissioners for approval next June.

Related: MBP Completed and Upcoming Projects


Washington County is committed to planning, building and maintaining the best transportation system, ensuring the safety of all roadway users, and operating the county roadway system in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.

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