Public Works

Department Mission:

To provide a safe, effective, and long lasting road system that is environmentally sensitive and efficiently maintained.

General Information:

Our County Roads and Bridges are very important to the local economy, emergency services and first responders, health care, agriculture, schools, etc.

There are approximately 4,000 miles of state, federal, city, county, and user maintained public roads in Klamath County.  The County maintains approximately 850 miles of gravel and paved roadways and over 200 bridges.  The present day worth (based on replacement value) of the County owned road and bridge system is nearly $2 billion.  Depending on many variables the County typically spends between $9M and $15M on equipment, labor, and materials to maintain the County Road and Bridge network.

Public Works also oversees the Noxious Weed Control Program and Klamath County Drainage Service District.

County Maintenance:

The County maintenance program includes but is not limited to:

Culvert flushing and repairs/replacement under roadways, Vegetation removal from drainage and roadway facilities.  Permanent/temporary Roadway Signs, Permanent/temporary Roadway Striping, Chip Seal Preservation, Crack Seal Asphalt Patching and Overlays.  Snow removal, noxious weed control, grading of county gravel roads, dust abatement on some county gravel roads, bridge repair and/or replacement

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