Submit new proposals for Minor Betterments by July 15

For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation

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

This year's Minor Betterment Selection Committee will consider proposals received by July 15. Projects selected by the committee will be included in the fiscal year 2015-2016 budget request. Proposals received after July 15 will be added to the candidate list for consideration by next year's committee. To follow the proceedings of this committee, e-subscribe to MBP Project Selection Committee.

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

A list and map of proposed Minor Betterment candidates are available online. Candidates may be proposed by submitting an online form or by contacting the Operations & Maintenance Division at (503) 846-ROAD (846-7623) or

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

Media Contact:

Stephen Roberts, Communications Coordinator
(503) 846-4963