Delaying maintenance threatens the safety of Washington County's roads

 

Washington County is struggling to meet its commitment to safety by maintaining its roads, bridges and culverts.

While the number of cars on our roads is increasing, the gas taxes and fees that fund road maintenance are not sufficient to meet the growing need for road, bridge and culvert repair and replacement. 

 

Without roads, none of the activities or services we rely on are possible. Whether we walk, bike, drive or take public transportation, we rely on roads to get us from one place to another. Like most things we use every day, we don't give our roads a thought - unless there is construction, potholes, traffic jams or other unexpected surprises.


Of the 184 County bridges, 81 are deficient and 14 are weight limited. In addition, 54 culverts need replacement.  
Total cost estimate:  $126 million