New Proposals for Minor Betterments due July 15

For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 06, 2013

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation

Washington County's Department of Land Use & Transportation invites the public to propose candidates for small-scale road improvements. To be eligible for the Minor Betterment Program (MBP), the proposed improvement must address a safety or connectivity issue on a county road.

Proposals submitted by July 15 will be considered by the MBP Selection Committee. Projects selected by this committee will be included in the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget request submitted to the Board of Commissioners for approval in June 2014. Construction would occur in Fiscal Year 2014-2015. Proposals received after July 15 will be added to the MBP list for consideration by the 2015-2016 selection committee.

The MBP Selection Committee is comprised of county staff and citizens representing the Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee, the Rural Roads Operations and Maintenance Advisory Committee, and the Committee for Citizen Involvement. To follow the proceedings of this committee, esubscribe to MBP Project Selection Committee.

Minor Betterment candidates that are eligible as Urban Road Maintenance District Safety Improvements will also be considered for URMD funding.

A list and a map of proposed MBP candidates are available online. Candidates may be proposed by submitting an online form or by contacting the Operations and Maintenance Division at 503-846-7623 or


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.

Media Contact:

Stephen Roberts, Communications Coordinator