Road Maintenance & Operations


The Department's primary function is to maintain the County Road System and to respond to public emergencies.

The County Road System serves three main functions:

  1. It provides access to large public and private timber tracts.
  2. It provides for commerce and industry.
  3. It links areas of population as a secondary system to the state highway system.

The majority of the staff and equipment is headquartered in Astoria. There are two satellite facilities. One is east of Astoria in the Svensen area that maintains the roads from Tongue Point to Westport  and the other is Jewell that maintains the roads from Birkenfeld to Jewell and Elsie area as well as the Hamlet area off of Hwy26.


Clatsop County Public Works

The Clatsop County Road Department maintains approximately 229 miles of paved and graveled roads throughout the county.

Surface Type Miles
Paved Miles 175
Rocked Miles 54
Total Maintained Miles 229


  • Surface Maintenance – Rocking and grading of gravel roads; patching, chip sealing, sweeping, crack sealing and overlaying of paved roads.

  • Traffic Services – Removal of road hazards (slides, trees, rocks, washouts, snow plowing, sanding.

  • Drainage structures – Culvert and ditch maintenance and installation.

  • Traffic control devices – Investigation, installation, repair and replacement of signs, Pavement markings (striping centerline, fog lines, stop lines, crosswalks).

  • Structure maintenance – Maintenance and replacement 68 bridges as well as guardrails and retaining walls in the road system.
  • Emergency response to road hazards and natural disasters.

Engineering, Surveying, and contract management for pavement preservation and capital improvement projects (including Local Improvement Districts).

Regulation, inspection, and administration of work and development within the public road right of way (utilities, access to the county road).

Permitting of oversize loads on county roads.

Acquisition, maintenance, and fueling of heavy equipment and fleet vehicles for all County departments.


Public Works also provides maintenance to roadside brush and trees year round. 

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