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Welcome to the Benton County Road Department webpage! Our most common queries are in the “How Do I…?” section below. Other topics can be found through the sidebar to your left. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us through the information to your right. Thank you for visiting!

 
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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



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.


Tip of the Month: 

Winter fitness: Safety tips for exercising outdoors from the Mayo Clinic
Dressing in layers, protecting your hands and feet, and paying attention to the forecast can help you stay safe and warm while exercising outdoors in cold weather. Frigid temperatures can discourage even the most motivated exercisers. Without motivation, it's easy to pack away your workout gear for the winter. But you don't have to let cold weather spell the end of your fitness routine. Try these tips for exercising during cold weather to stay fit, motivated and warm.


Check weather conditions and wind chill
Check the forecast before heading outside. Temperature, wind and moisture, along with the length of time that you'll be outside, are key factors in planning a safe cold-weather workout.
Wind and cold together make up the wind chill, a common element in winter weather forecasts. Wind chill extremes can make exercising outdoors unsafe even with warm clothing.

Know the signs of frostbite and hypothermia
Frostbite is an injury to the body that is caused by freezing. Frostbite is most common on exposed skin, such as your cheeks, nose and ears. It can also occur on hands and feet. Early warning signs include numbness, loss of feeling or a stinging sensation.

Dress in layers
Dressing too warmly is a big mistake when exercising in cold weather. Exercise generates a considerable amount of heat — enough to make you feel like it's much warmer than it really is. The evaporation of sweat, however, pulls heat from your body and you feel chilled. The solution?
Dress in layers that you can remove as soon as you start to sweat and then put back on as needed. First, put on a thin layer of synthetic material, such as polypropylene, which draws sweat away from your body. Avoid cotton, which stays wet next to your skin.
Next, add a layer of fleece or wool for insulation. Top this with a waterproof, breathable outer layer.
You may need to experiment to find the right combination of clothing for you based on your exercise intensity. If you're lean, you may need more insulation than someone who is heavier.

Don't forget safety gear — and sunscreen
If it's dark when you exercise outside, wear reflective clothing. And if you ride a bike, both headlights and taillights are a good idea. 

Drink plenty of fluids
Don't forget about hydration, as it's just as important during cold weather as it is in the heat.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/fitness/art-20045626?pg=1

 

State Travel Information Websites:

Before heading on a trip, check with:
Washington State Department of Transportation (http://www.wsdot.com/traffic/),
Oregon Department of Transportation (http://tripcheck.com/Pages/RCMap.asp),
and Idaho Department of Transportation (http://511.idaho.gov/),
For your daily commute, check your local city website for construction projects.


New at the Road Department:


    ROAD APPROACH POLICY
 

The Benton County Road Department has a new policy for applying for road approach permits.
Please read it here.


    BST PROGRAM
The Benton County Road Department bituminous surface treatment
(BST), or "chip seal," project will begin on Monday, May 8, 2017.
Please see the Benton County Twitter feed or Facebook page for more information
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Contact Us

Physical Address:

620 Market Street

Prosser, WA  99350

 

Map

 

Mailing Address:

P. O. Box 1001

Prosser, WA  99350

 

Phone Numbers:

Tri-Cities:  509-736-3084

Prosser:    509-786-5611

 
 
 
 

 
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