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Public Works

The Public Works Department has a wide variety of responsibilities, including the routine maintenance of county roads and bridges, maintenance of fleet vehicles and equipment, and general maintenance and repair of several county buildings. It also provides emergency response to road hazards and disaster events, regulates work and development within the county right-of-way, and manages the county engineering and surveying offices as well as the Parks & Buildings Department. Public Works maintains approximately 190 miles of county roads, over 20 bridges, and services over 250 different vehicles and types of equipment. The department budget is currently funded for 25 positions, including all road maintenance, parks, and building maintenance positions.


Department Hours and Directory


Physical Address:

918 18th Street
Hood River, OR 97031

Office Hours:
(April - October)
6:00 am - 3:30 pm, Mon - Th
(November - March)
7:00 am - 3:30 pm, Mon – Fri

 

Contact:

voice (Public Works)
541-386-2616
fax (Main Office)

541-386-2912

 

Staff Email:

Public Works Email, Administrative Staff

Public Works Director

Angie StonebergOffice Manager

Chris Harrell, Engineering Manager

Bradley Cross, PLS, County Surveyor

Dave Larch, Equipment Repair Foreman

Bill Wheat, Maintenance Foreman


Announcements

August 19, 2023 - Road Closure
ODOT has scheduled to close Tucker Road/OR281 at Nobi's Corner the week of August 21-24 between 7am and 5:30pm while the intersection is under construction.  Traffic is expected to be detoured along Indian Creek Road and Brookside Drive, with hard closures at Windmaster Corner (northbound) and Brookside Drive (southbound).  Local traffic is expected to be detoured along Guignard Drive and Barker Road.  For more information, please visit the ODOT OR281 at Orchard Road project website.
 
June 27, 2023
County Public Works is scheduled to begin its 2023 chip seal program on Monday, July 10th.  Work will occur mostly in the Odell area and include chip sealing approximately 14 miles of county roads.  Work is expected to extend into early August, with numerous residential roads being chip sealed during the week of July 21-28.  Roadside parking will be prohibited while work is being performed and may impact residential homeowners more significantly.  For information regarding parking restrictions, please review the Notice to Residences sent to Odell property owners, or review the 2023 Paving & Chip Seal Schedule for a complete list of roads being treated.