Routine Highway Maintenance
The Washington County Highway Department is responsible for the maintenance of approximately 515 lane miles of State Trunk Highway under the direction of the State and the maintenance and construction of approximately 390 lane miles of County Trunk Highway. Country Trunk Highways are labeled with letters such as CTH Q or CTH K and State Trunk Highways are labeled with numbers such as STH 164 or STH 33.
Examples of maintenance performed by the Highway Department include crack filling, pothole repair, blacktop patching, picking up litter in the right of way, mowing, tree cutting, shoulder repair, drainage, sign repair, guard rails, putting up snow fence, salting and plowing, and maintaining pavement markings delineating travel lanes, bikeways, parking areas and pedestrian crosswalks. The Washington County Highway Department also maintains all signs on county and state highways.