The objective of the 50 Miles Per Year Asphalt Program is to pave every mile of county road within ten years. So far, 295 of 473 miles have been completed, with an expected completion date sometime in 2013-14.
You can monitor our progress by checking out our program counter, down below in the lower right hand corner of this page and every other Public Works web site page.
The special characteristics and aesthetics of all roads are important to us and we strive to protect every road’s integrity and unique character.
of upgrading rock and dirt roads
Asphalt is more environmentally friendly.
Road oiling for dust control is eliminated, saving $200,000 each year.
Sound and safer roads for all citizens.
With the population of rural areas of the county growing, a system of asphalt county roads benefits everyone. Studies have shown that
asphalt roads reduce wear on vehicles and overall are safer than dirt or rock roads.
Less money spent on road maintenance.
Rock roads cost 50% more to maintain than asphalt roads. This means more money can be made available for other important county programs.