To view the latest road projects, visit the Public Works Project status page by following the link below:
Public Works: Current Projects Listing
Interactive Map of Current Projects
Road Construction Information
Building a road is not easy! It is done in distinct steps.
1. Acquire the proper Right-of-Way (ROW)
In those cases where the road must be widened, the County must acquire Right-of-Way. Failure to get the proper ROW from county citizens might require delay the project significantly.
2. Subgrade Processing
Prepare the subgrade or the foundation of the road. The roadbed must be graded smooth and level and the drainage on either side of the road has to be prepared. Culverts must be installed and/or replaced.
3. Flexbase Processing
Tons of flexbase (a special mixture of rock, gravel and dirt) is dumped on the road and is leveled, smoothed, hardened and made ready for the next step. This is what the asphalt sits upon and it must be made hard and level.
4. Two Course-Penetration Asphalt
The asphalt is applied upon the newly prepared roadbed.
Roads on this list will be upgraded to asphalt ONLY if the county can obtain the required right-of-way easement from the adjoining landowners.
Please note: The projects are subject to Commissioner's approval and are contingent upon many factors including weather, ability to acquire ROW, material/resource availability, and mutual boundary agency participation (if applicable).
Time Elapse Slideshows
Public Works staff recently chronicled the progression of a road project from rock to asphalt at four different sites in 2014-2015. The slideshows below depict the various stages of a road project through a series of photos. Feel free to browse each show to watch how county crews upgrade a rock road to a paved surface.
Baker Rd - South from FM 455
Baker Rd - North from Cowan Rd
County Road 128 - West from CR 133
County Road 128 - Near Creek