URMD publishes annual report

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation, Operations and Maintenance Division

URMD 2014-2015 ReviewThe Washington County Urban Road Maintenance District (URMD) has published its 2014-2015 Annual Report.

URMD covers 441 miles of urban neighborhood streets that are outside of cities. Property owners in urban unincorporated Washington County pay $0.2456 per $1,000 assessed value in service district tax for URMD. The owner of a home with an assessed value of $200,000 pays less than $50 per year for URMD.

Pavement maintenance is URMD's primary mission. Nearly 95 percent of URMD streets are rated in "good" or better pavement condition.

The District also constructs small safety improvements. URMD allocated more than $8.5 million for 25 safety improvement projects during the last four years.

A citizen advisory committee reviews URMD services and makes recommendations about service levels, maintenance plans and safety improvements. The committee invites residents, property owners and users of URMD-maintained streets to complete the URMD customer satisfaction survey.

The 2014-2015 URMD Annual Report is available online. To request a printed copy of the report, or to request a road service, contact 503-846-ROAD (846-7623) or lutops@co.washington.or.us. To learn more about transportation funding, visit www.transportationfunding.org.

Related: 2014-2015 URMD Annual Report (PDF)

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:

Melissa De Lyser, Communications Coordinator