Public Works Operations

The Public Works Operations team is dedicated to proficiently maintaining our County road and drainage system infrastructure, controlling noxious weeds countywide, and providing quality services for the economic benefit and safety of our community while efficiently utilizing and preserving County resources.

The Public Works Operations Department currently maintains and repairs 1,745 lane miles of paved roadways and 599 lane miles of gravel roadways in unincorporated Douglas County.   These services include street sweeping, repair of potholes and roadside maintenance.  The Road and Bridge section consists of 4 geographical maintenance districts, as well as a special projects district, providing drainage and concrete maintenance. During snow and ice removal operations, Road and Bridge resources are deployed into 5 geographical districts.   For convenience, online forms are available to open a service request to report a pothole or an issue with a sidewalk, curb or gutter.

The Noxious Weed Management staff provides management of Douglas County’s noxious weed program, which includes mowing, herbicide application and also provide noxious weed educational materials for Douglas County residents.

Douglas County also provides a Slash Mulch Program for residents, as well are operates, two Trash / Transfer Sites, available for trash disposal in Douglas County.