Public works Department


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Wasco County's 25-person Department of Public Works consists foremost of the Road Division. We are responsible for the construction and maintenance of 697 miles of roadway (300 miles of which is paved), 124 bridges, hundreds of culverts, and a myriad of other related items, such as signs and guardrail. Road maintenance activities involve pavement maintenance, gravel road grading, ditch and culvert cleaning, brushing, snow and ice removal, bridge maintenance, and sign maintenance.

Locations - Google Map 
Our main facility is located in the county seat of The Dalles. We have four satellite district facilities near Mosier, Dufur, Wamic, and Antelope. Our road network is divided into these five maintenance districts.  The Public Works Building also houses Wasco County Weed and Pest, Surveyors, GIS and the Planning Department.

Who We Are

We are dedicated to providing quality service to our customers - the road users. We think of ourselves as a "Good neighbor county"- we help people whenever we can.

Our Mission Statement
"The Wasco County Public Works will Pioneer Pathways to Prosperity by making our roads safe for the traveling public, to the best of our abilities and within our means."