Public Works Department


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.


Tip of the Month:  Winter Driving Tips

The 2018 holiday season has come to an end and 2019 is here!  Can you believe 1999 was twenty years ago? Time sure does go by fast.  The new year always starts out less than 2 weeks after Winter Solstice, which means Old Man Winter is still visiting, even though the holidays are over. 

We have had a fairly mild winter so far and really haven't seen much snow.  Some people wish it would just snow finally and give us that picturesque look that clearly states it is winter.  Then there are those, that are okay with the cold temps but don't want snow.  Instead they would like to see some sun so they can go out and enjoy the crisp air.  What we continue to have though is fog, freezing fog, rain (from misting to freezing) and overcast gray days.  These types of weather can cause standing water, icy roads and limited visibility when out driving (especially if it's dark out).

With these kinds of conditions you definitely want to remember to slow down and take your time to reach your destination.  Leave earlier, drive slower, accelerate slower and do not use cruise control.  Leave extra room between yourself and the vehicle in front of you.  Remember, the larger the vehicle the longer it takes to slow down and stop.  

Be sure to slow down when approaching intersections, off ramps, bridges or over passes.  These areas could have black ice.  Be aware of areas with standing water, as you could hydroplane.  Also, don't brake suddenly, as that can cause you to slide.  And should you end up behind a snow plow, de-icing truck or sanding truck, give them a little extra room and be patient.   

*If you would like to see our snow and ice control routes, please click on the link above this section.  

For more winter driving tips and information go to the Washington State Department of Transportation's winter section on their website:  There is a Winter Driving Guide, a Video on How to Install Tire Chains, What to Carry in Your Car and a Winter Driving Checklist.  All useful tools for the upcoming months.

And finally remember to; Be Prepared, Stay Alert and Be Safe! 

In an effort to keep the citizens of Benton County informed, upcoming construction projects are posted on the County's
Facebook page, you can also find information about closures and detours on the main Benton County website. Pothole repairs, 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.

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 (
Oregon Department of Transportation (
Idaho Department of Transportation (

News from the Road Department:


The Benton County Road Department bituminous surface treatment (BST), or "chip seal," has been completed for 2018.

 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


Mailing Address:

P. O. Box 1001

Prosser, WA  99350

Phone Numbers:

(509) 786-5611


(509) 736-3084

Email Address:


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