Do you pick up dead animals?
Who do I call to get a ditch cleaned?
The Operations Supervisor can be contacted. Please call Public Works at (360) 249-4222.
Are they going to spray the ditches here, or what if I don't want my ditches sprayed?
Call the Operations Supervisor (360-249-4222) to find out if the ditches at your location are on the schedule or to request No Spray.
What do I need to do to get tree(s) or limb(s) cut?
Call the Operations Supervisor (360-249-4222), who will assess the situation and let you know if he can or cannot cut the vegetation. We cut only limbs or trees that are in the county right-of-way or are leaning over the county road. If the trees are in the power lines, you will need to contact the Grays Harbor PUD at 360-538-6284.
When will you plow the snow on my road?
Snow plowing routes have been established so that school bus routes and heavily traveled roads are plowed first.Steep hills, curves and bridges are also priorities for safety purposes.
I live on a private road. Can I contact the County if I need help?
The County has no jurisdiction on private roads. We don’t maintain them, or enforce any type of laws on them.If you are having problems with other owners who share a private road, you can seek legal advice from an attorney. All roads, whether private or county, must be signed with street names in case of an emergency; other than that, we don’t enforce, maintain, or place additional signs on private roads.
Why can't you just drain this swampy area so the road won't get flooded?
We have strict rules imposed on us by other departments such as Washington State Fish and Wildlife Department, Department of Ecology, and other State/Federal agencies.The problem must be related to a road. We cannot drain private land.
How can I report a road maintenance problem?
The Operations Supervisor can be contacted. Please call Public Works at (360) 249-4222
Why do I sometimes see different colors of spray paint on the road?
Paint is used to mark underground utilities, typically prior to some type of construction, with each color representing a different utility. State law, RCW 19.122.030(3), requires that underground utilities be marked prior to any excavation. White arrows on the road usually mean county crews will be laying asphalt to fix road or shoulder damage.
When will roads be striped?
Public Works stripes approximately 850 lane miles per year. The county stripes all of its roads at least once a year. Most work is typically done mid-May through October because of weather conditions.
When will road "reflectors" be replaced?
The work is done as part of normal maintenance on an annual basis, usually on new chip seal roads.