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Department of Highways Operational Overview


Department of Highways 85 Employees
Administration 6 Employees
Engineering 4 Employees 
Maintenance Areas 35 Employees 
Bridge Construction Crews 18 Employees 
Machinery Shop 13 Employees
Sign Shop 9 Employees

Road Data

573 Miles of County Roads 
100% are paved or concrete. 
34% are 22’ or wider
61% are between 18’-22’ 
5% are less than 18’ wide. 
22% of mileage has traffic counts over 1000 Vehicles per Day 
37% of mileage has traffic counts between 500-1000 Vehicles per Day 
41% of mileage has traffic counts under 500 Vehicles per Day

Bridge Data 

203 bridges over 20’ in length (13 currently closed)
115 on Town roads (10 closed) 
88 on County roads (3 closed) 
53 bridges are longer than 100’ 
Longest bridge is 773’ (Alcoa Road)
72 open bridges are over 50 years old - Average age 39 years old 
Oldest bridge is 140 years old (Chamberlain Corners bridge in Waddington), 4 over 100 years, 28 over 75 years 
11 bridges are posted, 35 are commercial load restricted
115 bridges have traffic counts over 250

Construction and Maintenance 

Construction and maintenance performed by County crews includes road and bridge construction, painting, blasting, paving, striping & signing, excavation, concrete placement, asphalt patching, tree work etc. 
Examples of work by contract include pavement grinding, administration and inspection of locally administered Federal Aid Projects, in-house design of roadways & bridges, oversight of consultant designed bridges.