DOUGLAS COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT consists of six divisions: Administration, Administrative Services, Engineering and Construction, Natural Resources, Operations and Maintenance, and Work Crew. Administration provides direction and support to all divisions. The Administrative Services Division is a centralized cost accounting and budgeting division that is responsible for accounts payable/receivable, personnel/time records, and special waste permits. The Engineering and Construction Division is responsible for design of all road and bridge projects within the County, construction contract administration, asset management, and right of way services. The Natural Resources Division is responsible for all water projects and water resources management within the County, including operation of the Galesville and Berry Creek dams. The Operations and Maintenance Division is responsible for operating and maintaining the County road system, the County landfill, and 11 solid waste transfer stations. This includes road maintenance, signing, striping, vegetation control, solid waste operations, recycling, and the Adopt-A-Highway program. The Work Crew Division is responsible for parole and probation work crew operations and solid waste transfer station attendants.

Responsible for:

  • Approximately 1,200 miles of County-Maintained Roadway
  • 299 County-Maintained Highway Bridges
  • Galesville and Berry Creek Dams
  • County Landfill and 11 Transfer Stations