Road & Bridge Questions
How and when can county commissioners enter onto private property?
Is the driver or owner of a vehicle who exceeds the posted weight limit on a county bridge liable for any damages done to the bridge?
What is considered a "public road" under the jurisdiction of county commissioners?
May public or private utility companies place their poles, conduits, pipelines, etc., within the rights-of-way of county roads?
What county is responsible for maintenance of county boundary roads?
What county is responsible for maintenance of county boundary bridges?
Can a county commissioner perform maintenance on a private road if it is part of a school bus route?
Can the Board of County Commissioners limit traffic on county roads (gravel or black top) by placing restrictions on trucks that carry loads such as coal, gravel, etc., of weights legal on state highways?
Is a board of county commissioners authorized to clear blockages from creeks/waterways located on private property for the purpose of public safety/flood mitigation, and if so, must the board obtain a waiver or easement from the landowners in order to enter onto their property to clear the blockages?
Is it necessary for a road to be on the official ODOT map before the county can maintain it? Is it legal for the county to work on a private road?
Are signs allowed to be put up in ODOT rights-of-way?
Why is a yield or stop sign required by the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, MUTCD, at passive railroad crossings, the railroad’s responsibility?
What are the weight limits of vehicles on county roads? Who is exempt from these weight limits?
Can a county commissioner open a new road or close an existing road?
Can a citizen or group of citizens donate money to the county highway fund for a specific purpose such as road or bridge maintenance or replacement?