Benton County, Oregon

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Welcome to Benton County Public Works

Current Projects & Road Conditions (Updated 7/30/15 at 5:00 PM)

For more information, those interested can contact Benton County Public Works at 541-766-6821.



Benton County Public Works is constructing a roundabout at SW 53rd Street and West Hills Road to improve the intersection’s safety. The contractor scheduled to complete the work is R&R General Contractors. Here is the timeline:

Oct. 30—Final construction and landscape work will be completed.

Here is information about how to navigate roundabouts for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists

APWA Reporter, May 2015, Roundabouts: The sustainable intersection choice

March 10th Roundabout project notice

Roundabout FAQ's

SW 53rd Street and West Hills Road Intersection Improvements

NORTH ALBANY ROAD CLOSED June 12th - September 4th

City of Albany and contractor Emery & Sons will reconstruct North Albany Road between the railroad tracks and the Gibson Hill roundabout and will include curbs, sidewalk, and a center turn lane.

Traffic will be detoured via Quarry Road and Springhill Drive.

Additional work will include:
•Replacement of bridge over Thornton Lake
•New water and storm drainage lines
•West Thornton Lake Drive will be realigned so it connects to the existing traffic signal at the intersection to North Albany Middle School
•North Albany Road, between the bridge and East Thornton Lake Drive, will be raised to maintain emergency access during a major flood event.

City of Albany Project Website

See how the County re-uses asphalt grindings to surface or restore base on County roadways.


The county anticipates seeking grant funding from the state to replace the bridge. The next bridge grant cycle opens in April 2015. Repairs to the bridge would cost approximately $300,000 and would keep the bridge open for 5 to 10 years. Using the same amount as a match for Oregon Department of Transportation grant funding would enable enough money to replace the bridge, which would provide 60 to 75 years of use. The total cost of replacement is anticipated to be between $3 million and $4 million.

Nearby alternate route options are available by using Old River Road and Stow Pit Road. In the event of flooding on the alternative routes, in order to permit access in and out to area residents, the bridge will be reopened temporarily to passenger vehicle traffic as necessary.


Project Development

Resources and Publications

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.