Maintenance of Josephine County roads is the responsibility of the Operations Workgroup of Public Works. Our responsibilities span 570 miles of county right-of-ways, 200 bridges/structures and numerous easements. Work includes: road and shoulder repair and rehabilitation, drainage maintenance and enhancement, maintenance of bridges, guardrail and road facilities, construction and maintenance of bike and pedestrian walkways, roadside vegetation control and litter control, construction of new county roads and bridges, ice control, snow removal, street sweeping, installation and maintenance of 8,600 traffic signs, street striping, and pavement marking.
Operations responds to all types of weather related disasters and emergencies around the clock. When fully staffed, there are 40 full-time positions including: three (3) Supervisors, one (1) Traffic Control Coordinator, one (1) Road Surface Coordinator and one (1), Vegetation Control Coordinator, thirty-three (33) Road Workers and one (1) Department Specialist. That's an equivalent of 17.27 miles of road, as well as, four bridges maintained, per Road Worker.
We work together with Engineering to prioritize, plan and construct small sections of roadways, intersections, and drainage improvement projects to improve the safety of our existing roadways.