Long-awaited County road projects getting done


October 19, 2023

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The county crew: from left to right are Columbia County's Road Forman Greg Fullerton, Assistant Public Works Director Amber Phinney, Project Manager Jeff McCowen, Assistant Business Manager Leane Kent, Commissioner Marty Hall, Operator Lisha Thomas, Engineer Walter (Grant) Morgan and Office Assistant Stephanie Konen, began the clearing and grubbing process on the Bowman Hill on Lower Hogeye Road project last week. The project has been in the works for over 10 years as well as the Vernon Smith Bridge. "Anderson Perry Engineering in Walla Walla has been instrumental in helping the county to rapidly accelerate these projects to construction," said Morgan.

DAYTON–The County has either completed or is currently under construction this year on four projects totaling 8.2 million dollars in grant funding. The projects are the Tucannon Road Reconstruction Project $1,200,000; 2023 Pavement Preservation Project $1,200,000; Vernon Smith Bridge Replacement Project $3,500,000; and the Bowman Hill/Lower Hogeye Road Reconstruction Project $2,300,000. In a...

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