The Road Department is responsible for providing safe, drivable public roadways by improving and maintaining the network of unincorporated area roads.
There are over 3,561 miles of roads shared between City, County, State, and Federal in Benton County.
The Benton County Road Department maintains:
Routine Maintenance Includes:
Different County signage colors indicate various road attributes.
Blue Sign Roads
Limited public access road, must have a minimum of three houses, and will be graded twice a year by the County Road Department. All such signs will be maintained, and will be replaced by the Road Department.
Green Sign Roads
A county-maintained road, if accepted and signed-off on by the County Judge. All signs will be maintained and replaced by the County Road Department.
White Sign Roads
Requested private drive, will not be maintained by the County. All signs must be maintained and replaced by the property owner, or a representative of all property owners on the requested road. The cost for a new, or replacement sign shall be assessed for all white signs by the County Judge.
Speed limit signs, curve signs, arrow signs, and signs relative to highway safety will be replaced and maintained by the County. All other signs may be maintained and replaced by the adjoining property owner. A cost will be assessed for these signs.