Printed on Nov 25, 2014 @ 1:48 PM
Benton County Public Works has placed an emergency 5-Ton Weight Limit on Hubbard Bridge which crosses the Long Tom River in South Benton County effective October 13, 2014. County was notified by inspectors that an immediate restriction was necessary because the bridge had critical findings with deficient stringers and crushed caps. This will essentially limit traffic to local passenger cars and will restrict bus service and emergency services from using the bridge.
Public Works anticipates CLOSING this Bridge on December 1st of 2014. Further review of completed inspection has lead ODOT engineers to recommend closing of the bridge. The Benton County Board of Commisioners is scheduled to make a decision on this matter at its November 25th Meeting. Public Works anticipates seeking grant funding from the State of Oregon to replace the bridge.
Alternate route options are Old River Road and Stow Pit Road. For further information please contact Laurel Byer, County Engineer, at 541-766-6821.
Bailey Branch Railroad:
The Union Pacific Railroad has retained a private contractor to remove rail and ties to complete their abandonment of the line from approximately Greenberry Road to Monroe and Dawson. Benton County doesn’t have direct involvement in this work but as the owner of the right of way, we will strive to keep adjacent property owners informed of the work. The contractor has provided a tentative start time of early February. If you have any question please contact the Public Works Department at 541-766-6821 and ask for Laurel Byer, Laurie Starha, or Joe Mardis.
The Environmental Issues Advisory Committee meets the 1st Thursday of each month, 12:00–1:30 pm, in the Avery Facility Large Conference Room and schedules at least one community forum per year.
The Bicycle Advisory Committee meets the 2nd Thursday of January, March, May, July, September and November, 7–9 p.m. in the Avery Facility Large Conference Room and schedules at least one community forum per year.
The Road Advisory Committee meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7 pm, in the Avery Facility Large Conference Room and schedules at least one community forum per year.
The Special Transportation Advisory Committee invites you to attend their meetings, which are held on the third Tuesday of each month. The meetings are scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. and are held in the Main Meeting Room of the Corvallis/Benton County Public Library located at 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis, OR.
The mission of Benton County Public Works is to keep our community accessible, safe and environmentally responsible by meeting daily needs with efficient road and transportation systems, rural utility services, public facilities and land use services.