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Welcome to the Benton County Road Department webpage! Our most common queries are in the “How Do I…?” section below. Other topics can be found through the sidebar to your left. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us through the information to your right. Thank you for visiting!

 

How Do I…?

…get permits

…report a road problem

…bid on county projects or proposals

...view the Benton County road map

…find standards and specifications

…find road closures

…find out about snow removal



Our Mission: The Benton County Road Department strives to provide the highest quality roadway and infrastructure to the public through prudent use of resources, technology, innovation, and teamwork.


Our Vision: Working for the community to establish and maintain an exceptional road and public works infrastructure system through dedicated staff, effective construction, rigorous maintenance, and exemplary service.


Tip of the Month: 

As temperatures drop this winter, the American Red Cross offers ten steps people can take to stay safe during the cold weather.

1. Layer up! Wear layers of lightweight clothing to stay warm. Gloves and a hat will help prevent losing your body heat.

2. Don’t forget your furry friends. Bring pets indoors. If they can’t come inside, make sure they have enough shelter to keep them warm and that they can get to unfrozen water.

3. Remember the three feet rule. If you are using a space heater, place it on a level, hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away – things such as paper, clothing, bedding, curtains or rugs.

4. Requires supervision – Turn off space heaters and make sure fireplace embers are out before leaving the room or going to bed.

5. Don’t catch fire! If you are using a fireplace, use a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks and rolling logs.

6. Protect your pipes. Run water, even at a trickle, to help prevent your pipes from freezing. Open the kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals out of the reach of children. Keep the garage doors closed if there are water lines in the garage.

7. Better safe than sorry. Keep the thermostat at the same temperature day and night. Your heating bill may be a little higher, but you could avoid a more costly repair job if your pipes freeze and burst.

8. The kitchen is for cooking. Never use a stove or oven to heat your home.

9. Use generators outside. Never operate a generator inside the home, including in the basement or garage.

10. Knowledge is power. Don’t hook a generator up to the home’s wiring. The safest thing to do is to connect the equipment you want to power directly to the outlets on the generator.

 

State Travel Information Websites:

Before heading on a trip, check with:
Washington State Department of Transportation (http://www.wsdot.com/traffic/),
Oregon Department of Transportation (http://tripcheck.com/Pages/RCMap.asp),
and Idaho Department of Transportation (http://511.idaho.gov/),
For your daily commute, check your local city website for construction projects.


New at the Road Department:


    ROAD APPROACH POLICY
 

The Benton County Road Department has a new policy for applying for road approach permits.
Please read it here.


    BST PROGRAM
The Benton County Road Department bituminous surface treatment
(BST), or "chip seal," project will begin on Monday, May 8, 2017.
Please see the Benton County Twitter feed or Facebook page for more information
.

 

Contact Us

Physical Address:

620 Market Street

Prosser, WA  99350

 

Map

 

Mailing Address:

P. O. Box 1001

Prosser, WA  99350

 

Phone Numbers:

Tri-Cities:  509-736-3084

Prosser:    509-786-5611

 
 
 
 

 
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