The primary mission of the Roads and Bridges Department is the repair and maintenance of approximately 450 miles of existing county roads and rights-of-way, 76 bridges, and 27 culverts over streams, in a prompt, efficient, and economic manner, using well-planned activities, proper equipment, and skilled and dedicated employees.
Within this mission, the Roads and Bridges Department is responsible for, but not limited to:
- Pothole patching
- Milling and deep-patching operations in conjunction with LARP and county resurfacing contracts
- Rights-of-way mowing
- Tree trimming / removal / chipping
- Drainage ditch and storm water structure repair
- Cross and side drain repair and replacement
- Shoulder construction and repair
- Street / traffic signage erection
- Hydro seeding
- Preparation and oversight of calcium chloride application to gravel roads
- Bridge repair (as needed)
Roads and Bridges Department personnel also respond to emergencies and natural and man-made disasters 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week by removing roadway debris resulting from vehicular accidents, clearing storm-related debris from roadways, plowing and spreading salt during ice and snow events, and closing and barricading roads which have been determined to pose a danger to drivers.