Public asked to comment on Minor Betterment candidates

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Public comment period has concluded
UPDATED: 10/01/2013
Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation, Operations and Maintenance Division

The public comment period has concluded. The Minor Betterment Selection Committee will review public comments at their October 3 meeting.

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Washington County's Minor Betterment Committee asks the public to review and comment on the top candidates being considered for funding in fiscal year 2014-2015. The committee applied evaluation criteria to over 130 candidates to identify the top small-scale interim road improvements that address safety and/or connectivity issues.

Community organizations interested in hosting a presentation about the Minor Betterment Program and candidates in their area are encouraged to contact the Operations and Maintenance Division.

Comments submitted by September 30 will be considered by the committee. The committee will review public comments on the top candidates and then recommend projects for potential construction in 2014-2015.

The Minor Betterment Committee is comprised of county land use and transportation 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 propose a Minor Betterment candidate, submit an online form or contact the Operations and Maintenance Division at 503-846-ROAD (846-7623) or at Candidates submitted now will be considered for funding in 2015-2016. 

Minor Betterment candidates that are eligible for funding through the Urban Road Maintenance District Safety Improvements program may also be considered by the Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee in a separate review process later this year.


Washington County is committed to planning, building and maintaining the best 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