Public Works Department

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Welcome to the
Benton County
Public Works 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:  Prepare Yourself for Winter Driving


Thanksgiving has come and gone and several more holidays are on the way.  Which means, Old Man Winter is here to visit just in time for all of our holiday travel.  He of course brings with him colder temperatures, freezing fog, and the possibilities of ice, sleet and snow.  Keeping that in mind, you will want to alter your driving habits for these conditions.  

When driving, take your time to reach your destination; leave earlier, drive slower, accelerate slower and do not use cruise control.  Leave extra room between yourself and the vehicle in front of you.  Remember, the larger the vehicle the longer it takes to slow down and stop.  

Slow down when approaching intersections, offramps, bridges or shady spots.  These areas could have black ice. Also, don't brake suddenly, as that can cause you to slide.  Finally, if you end up behind a snow plow, de-icing truck or sanding truck, give them a little extra room and be patient.  Remember to be prepared, stay alert and be safe!  

*If you would like to see our snow plow routes, click on the link above this section.  

For more winter driving tips and information go to the Washington State Department of Transportation's winter section on their website: http://www.wsdot.com/winter/.  On their website is a Winter Driving Guide, a Video on How to Install Tire Chains, What to Carry in Your Car and a Winter Driving Checklist.  All useful tools for the upcoming months.

In an effort to keep the citizens of Benton County informed, upcoming construction projects are posted on the County's Facebook page, you can also find information about closures and detours on the main Benton County website. Pothole repairs, maintenance and other road repairs may slow your drive and, quite possibly, tax your patience. Stay calm, slow down and be aware of the conditions around you. Be especially careful driving through work zones. Increase your following distance and avoid distractions.

 

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," has been completed for 2018.

 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

Map


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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