The Columbia County Road crew is on call 24 hours per day to remove fallen trees, plow and sand roads, stripe and grade roads, manage vegetation along county roadways, create and maintain signage, or mitigate potential safety problems. Other functions of the division include implementing county ordinances, contracting large projects, obtaining permits for work in environmentally sensitive areas, writing grant proposals to obtain additional state and federal funds, and managing Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation funds.
Submit a Work Request
Let us know if a county road needs immediate attention. Report potholes, grading issues, gravel, vegetation brush-cutting, tree limb cut-back, sinkholes, downed trees, or anything road-related. Submit a work request and our staff will check it out.
County Road District Maps
The Road Division is split into four districts. Generally, crews assigned to a district only perform maintenance on the roads within their respective district. Download maps of the county's road districts, bridge maps, and maps from the Oregon Department of Transportation.
About Speed Zones
What's the difference between advisory speed signs and regulatory speed signs? According to the Federal Highway Administration:
The Speed Zone Brochure explains how and why certain roads are established at what speed in the State of Oregon. Please review the attached information.
Safety hazards on county roads
Logging in Columbia County is a common occurrence, and the equipment timber companies use can cause a hazard for drivers. Learn more about long pole truck safety hazards.
The purpose of the Vegetation Management Program is to maintain the roadside vegetation along Columbia County's roads in a safe, effective and economical manner. Goals include ensuring the safety of the traveling public, and minimizing adverse affects to property owners. The objective is to manage the grass, weeds, brush and trees within the right-of-way, through the use of mechanical equipment, herbicides, and manual labor. Columbia County only uses "over the counter" herbicides that are approved by the state and federal government for use along the roads, and all applicators are licensed and certified by the State of Oregon. The herbicides are applied (weather permitting) in the spring and fall of each year. The spray dates and locations listed below are provided as a courtesy but are subject to change due to weather and staffing. The spray dates and locations are also available by calling (503) 366-3959 (Columbia County Public Works herbicide application hotline number).
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A member of the public can apply to the Road Division for road vacations. A road vacation is the right to abandon or give up the public's right to the use of a road or a road right-of-way that is no longer needed for transportation. Read the county's road vacation ordinance to learn more.
Columbia County Road Standards are intended to establish and implement a uniform set of engineering technical design standards for road improvements that will meet the transportation needs of the county. The Standards are intended to provide specific technical direction and guidance to the private sector and staff for the design and construction of all public and private roads and associated improvements for the county's transportation system.
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