The Grant County Road Department provides public works services that promote public safety, support local economic opportunities, and benefit the residents of Grant County.
The Road Department is responsible for the development, operation, and maintenance of the County road system. The Road Department's services include routine road maintenance (e.g. chip sealing, pothole patching), snow and ice control, roadside vegetation management, traffic signing and striping, bridge maintenance, and emergency response to roadway hazards.
Additionally, engineering and administration services are provided for contract management of pavement preservation and capital improvement projects, regulation of work within the public road right of way, and review of countywide planning and land use issues related to transportation. The purchase and maintenance of fleet and heavy equipment needed to perform road maintenance functions are also the responsibility of the Road Department.
The Road Department is also responsible for a number of non-road services that are funded outside of dedicated road funds. These services include:
Coordinating with the County Surveyor's Office to provide for the review and filing of all land surveys within the County and the preservation of public land corners.
Countywide noxious weed control.
Fleet and heavy equipment services, purchasing and maintenance of vehicles for all County departments, except the Sheriff's Office.
Services for other agencies -- providing a variety of maintenance services (e.g. chip sealing and paint striping) to cities, other counties, the Forest Service, and the BLM.
NOTICE OF 40 MILE FOG SEAL PROJECT ON MIDDLE FORK ROAD, COUNTY ROAD 20
The last week of July, the Grant County Road Department will begin its 40 mile Fog Seal Project on the Middle Fork Road, County Road 20. It is anticipated to continue through the firsst week of August. Work is scheduled for Monday – Friday, 7:00 am-4:30 pm, and possibly later if necessary.
Starting point of this project is the Junction of State Hwy. 395 and County Road 20, and will proceed east, ending at the Junction of County Road 20 and State Highway 7.
A pilot car will be utilized for the duration. A bike shuttle will not be available. Be prepared for possible loose rock, and some delays.
For further information on this project, call the Grant County Road Department, at 541-575-0138, or 541-575-3783.