Benton County, Oregon

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Welcome to Benton County Public Works

Current Projects & Road Conditions (Updated 9/4/14 at 3:00 PM)

Decker Road:

Decker Road in south Benton County is currently one lane of traffic and will be CLOSED at MP 3.5 (between Decker Ridge Rd. and Neuman Rd.) for 2 weeks for repairs starting at 7:00AM SEPTEMBER 8, through 5:30PM SEPTEMBER 19. There will be no through traffic. Local access will be allowed on both sides of the project. This project will continue the repairs from the 2012 winter storm and is the 2nd and final phase of the project. Jim Stouder is the Project Manager.

South Fork Alsea Access Road:

BLM is expecting to CLOSE South Fork Alsea Access Road from September 8th through September 11th to replace a deep fill culvert. The closure will be approximately 10 miles west of Bellfountain. There will be several additional pipes replaced toward the west, but the contractor should be able to accommodate one lane of traffic (with the possibility of short delays) while they are worked on it. The road will be opened on weekends.

Norton Creek Road:

Benton County Public Works is removing a bridge, installing a new multi-plate culvert, and realigning the roadway at milepost 1.25.  A majority of the planned work is taking place outside the existing roadway so delays to traffic should be minimal. The new roadway alignment is currently open.

Thank you for your patience. More information is available by contacting Benton County Public Works 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.

Project Development

Resources and Publications

  • The Benton County Transportation System Plan (TSP) was adopted July 2001 by Ordinance 2001-0173
  • Upcoming Meetings

    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.