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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: Sharing the Road: As some of you know, harvest season is in full swing and will continue for the next few months as different crops become ready to be taken from the fields and orchards. What this means is that there are more Semi trucks on the road.  Here are some tips when sharing the road with commercial vehicles.

  • Semi Trucks create wind gusts.  Keep both hands on the wheel when passing a truck or when a truck passes you.
  • Leave plenty of room between you and a truck when stopping on a hill. Trucks may roll back as the driver takes his or her foot off the brake.
  • Don’t speed up when a truck is passing you. Instead, stay to the right and slow down slightly. Let the truck pass you. This will give the truck driver room to pass safely and get you out of the truck’s blind spot faster.
  • If a truck driver is signaling to change lanes, give the driver space. An average truck changing lanes at highway speeds needs an eight-second gap or 700 feet – the length of 2 1/2 football fields.


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
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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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