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Welcome to the
Benton County
Road 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: 
SAFE SPRING DRIVING

WINTER ROAD WEAR AND TEAR
Winter weather wreaks havoc on the roads. Snow plows, salt, sand, and the aftermath of ice can all leave roads a bit battered. Once snow melts away, expect to drive over new potholes. Remember to contact us if you encounter potholes, road damage or other safety concerns!

MORE BICYCLES & MOTORCYCLES ON THE ROAD
Spring also brings bike riders of all kinds out of hibernation. Driving alongside cyclists can make traffic maneuvers, from turning right to parallel parking, more dangerous. Remember that there is no such thing as a fender-bender for a bike rider. They are completely exposed.
Most multi-vehicle accidents involving motorcycles cause serious or fatal injuries to the riders. It is your responsibility, as the driver of an automobile, to take caution and do everything in your power to prevent accidents.

SPRING DRIVING SAFETY TIPS
Check your lights: Since spring rain hinders driving visibility, make sure all your lights work, including headlights, taillights, backup lights, turn signals, parking lights, and brake lights.
Replace your wiper blades: Worn-out wiper blades may not be up to the task of clearing water away from your windshield. Check your wiper blades and replace them if necessary (usually once a year).
Check your tire pressure: Harsh winter weather can deflate your tires. Make sure you have enough air in them once spring rolls around. (As a bonus, proper tire pressure can also help you increase your mpg.)
Slow down and drive carefully: The first few rainy days of spring can produce exceptionally slippery roads due to oil and other leaked fluids mixing with rainwater, so slow down and increase your stopping distance when it's raining.
Keep your eyes peeled for bad road conditions: Remember that harsh winter weather breeds potholes and other driving obstacles.  Contact us to report any road dangers (potholes, road damage, deceased animals, damaged signs, etc.) so that we can address them as quickly as possible.
Watch out for animals: Spring is a very active time for animals! Many are coming out of hibernation or entering mating season. This could mean that more animals are crossing streets. Many animals, especially deer, are most active at dawn or dusk.


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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