Public Works Projects
Welcome to the Benton County Public Works Project Page
All available projects can be found at the following link : https://www.co.benton.or.us/projects or by clicking on the title of each project listed below.
Current Construction Projects (2021)
Fern Road Overlay: Chapel to Grange Hall
This project will grind the existing asphalt surface by two inches and replace it with new asphalt at the same depth from 1,000 feet north of Chapel Drive to the intersection with Grange Hall Road.
Projects in Progress
Corvallis-Albany Path: Scenic to Springhill (North Albany Phase)
The North Albany segment of the Corvallis-Albany Path is well underway. The County has a 90% design and the consultants are appraising property and putting together information for right-of-way acquisition. Construction is tentatively scheduled for summer/fall of 2022. Last Updated June 9, 2021.
Corvallis-Albany Path: Conifer to Merloy
The County is working closely with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) while they move forward with design of the Highway 20W Safety Improvement Projects to ensure the vision for the Corvallis-Albany Path can be realized. The County has hired David Evans and Associates to provide preliminary design services and right-of-way acquisition assistance. The County was awarded a Community Paths Grant in 2021 for construction of this segment of the path in 2022. Last Updated June 9, 2021.
Gibson Hill Road Resurfacing
Project currently under design for sidewalk improvements and a pavement overlay for summer 2022 construction. County will hold public outreach efforts in the summer/fall of 2021. Last Updated June 9, 2021
Chapel Drive Bikeway Improvements
The existing roadway on Chapel Drive from 19th Street to Bellfountain Road will be widened to add 6 foot bike lanes on both sides of the road. A tabletop intersection will be added at 19th Street and Chapel Drive. Planted medians with turn pockets will extend to the public school entrance to provide a visible transition for traffic calming as they enter Philomath. This project is currently in the design stage with construction tentatively scheduled for 2022. Public outreach efforts will occur in the summer/fall of 2021. Last Updated June 9,2021
Hubbard Bridge Replacement
The County has received funding from the State for design and construction. The County hired DOWL (Formerly OBEC Consulting Engineers) to assist in the design and replacement of the bridge. The consultant is currently working with the County to negotiate right-of-way acquisition and is also working through federal permitting requirements, but construction is expected in 2022. Last Updated June 9, 2021
Note: 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. We apologize for the inconvenience.
53rd Street RR Overpass
This project is currently on hold. Last Updated June 9, 2021