PUBLIC WORKS

Gable Road sidewalk project to go to bid!  RPF's due by April 18th.

Emergency Relief Culvert Bundle Replacement Project


June 29, 2022 During a federally-declared storm event in December 2015, high water events caused damage and erosion to multiple culvert crossings along with the road surfaces. The culverts that were damaged in that storm are located on Apiary Road MP 12.2, Apiary Road MP 17.4 and Bennett Road MP 1.…

Fernhill & Meissner Slide Repair Project


June 29, 2022 During a federally-declared storm event in December 2015, landslides occurred on Fern Hill Road at MP 1.0 near Rainier and on Meissner Road at MP 3.5 near Apiary. In response to the event crews with Columbia county Public Works Department temporarily stabilized the slide in order to r…

Public Works Department Offers Loaner Program to Businesses, Nonprofits, and Government Entities


The Columbia County Public Works Department is operating a loan program that allows local businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government entities to borrow some county-owned Public Works Department's equipment, supplies, or materials. The borrowing of equipment by individuals or for personal p…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PN-Weather Delays Road Work on Scappoose-Vernonia Highway Near Bonnie Falls


Weather is delaying the completion of the road work being performed on the Scappoose-Vernonia Highway. Work on one lane of the roadway has been completed, with work on the second lane postponed due to rainy weather.  "We do not want to make a muddy mess," says Mike Russell, Columbia County Public W…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PN-Road Work on Scappoose-Vernonia Highway Near Bonnie Falls


Expect Delays October 11 - 15, 2021Columbia County Road Maintenance crews will be working on the Scappoose-Vernonia Highway at approximately milepost 16 near Bonnie Falls. Road work is scheduled to begin on October 11 and continue through October 15, depending on the weather. This will be the first…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 12, 2021 NR - Columbia County Addresses Slide Area on Scappoose Vernonia Highway


Travel will be restricted to one lane during work hours starting the week of August 15th ST. HELENS, Oregon - A slide area near MP 4.0 on Scappoose Vernonia Highway will be repaired this summer under a contract between the Columbia County Road Department and Thompson Bros. Excavating, Inc. of Vanco…

The next Columbia County Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be June 12th from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Transfer Station in St. Helens



Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on May 15 in Rainier



2021 Schedule FREE Household Hazardous Waste Collection



Scappoose Vernonia Highway MP 4.0 Slide Repair


January 20,2021 During a storm event in 2015 a landslide occurred on Scappoose-Vernonia Hwy at MP 4.0, near Highway 47. In response to the event, crews with Columbia County’s Public Works Department temporarily stabilized the slide in order to reopen the road. Columbia Cou…

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