Public Works Department

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Welcome to the
Benton County
Public Works Department!  

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
...donate or dispose of household hazardous waste


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.



BENTON COUNTY SNOW AND ICE CONTROL MAP



Tip of the Month:
Driving in Spring

Winter may be most known for its treacherous driving conditions, but spring also can be a difficult season for driving. From wind and rain to wildlife emerging from hibernation, spring driving can be challenging in its own right.

While you are driving, keep an eye out for pedestrians, especially on warm days. Residential, shopping and recreational areas will have more pedestrians, so it is especially important to be aware of those who are walking.

Two-wheeled vehicles also increase in popularity in the spring, so keep an eye out for motorcycles and bicycles and share the road. Bicyclists have the same rights as other vehicles on most roads. In particular, watch out for motorcycles and bicycles at intersections and in your blind spots when you are turning, passing or merging.

Spring is often the time when road work begins or resumes, so expect construction. Benton County posts their construction projects on the County's Facebook page, you can also find information about closures and detours on the main Benton County website. Pothole repairs, highway maintenance and other road repairs may slow your drive and, quite possibly, tax your patience. Stay calm, slow down and be aware of the conditions around you. Be especially careful driving through work zones. Increase your following distance and avoid distractions.

Spring is a season of renewal, and it also can be a season of fun driving. Stay alert and be prepared to avoid the challenges of spring driving and make the most of the season.

 

State Travel Information Websites:
For your daily commute, check with your local news and city website(s) for concerns and construction projects.
Before heading on a trip, check with the following agencies:

Washington State Department of Transportation (http://www.wsdot.com/traffic/)
Oregon Department of Transportation (http://tripcheck.com/Pages/RCMap.asp)
Idaho Department of Transportation (http://511.idaho.gov/)


News from the Road Department:


BST PROGRAM

The Benton County Road Department bituminous surface treatment (BST), or "chip seal," project will begin again this Spring.
Please see the Benton County Twitter feed or Facebook page for more information.



Contact Us

Physical Address

(1st floor of the Courthouse):

620 Market Street

Prosser, WA  99350

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Mailing Address:

P. O. Box 1001

Prosser, WA  99350


Phone Numbers:

(509) 786-5611

or

(509) 736-3084

Email Address:

publicworks@co.benton.wa.us

 
 
 
 

 
Benton County    620 Market Street    Prosser, Washington 99350
Phone: (509) 786-5710 or (509) 783-1310
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