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The Franklin County Public Works Department is comprised of Accounting and Administrative Services, Road Maintenance and Operation Division, Engineering and Traffic Services Division, Geographical Information Systems Division, Solid Waste Division, and Motor Vehicle and Equipment Division. All divisions are committed to our responsibility to provide safe, economical, and environmentally sound public road facilities and services.

All documents and maps on this site are available in PDF format. Should you have problems viewing any of the documents and/or maps, you can download the latest version of Adobe Reader by clicking here.

  PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

UNDERSTANDING BRIDGE WEIGHT LIMIT SIGNS IN FRANKLIN COUNTY

 

Recently, Franklin County has been required by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to have our bridges evaluated for carrying Specialized Hauling Vehicles (SHV). To fulfill this requirement, Franklin County contracted with KPFF Consulting Engineers to load rate bridges which met the criteria for this requirement. As a result, several bridges in Franklin County were required to be posted.  The purpose of the following  links is to help Franklin County road users to better understand the bridge posting signs.

                                                                                

LOAD POSTED BRIDGE MAP 07-27-2018 (PDF)

 

UNDERSTANDING BRIDGE WEIGHT LIMIT SIGNS (PDF)

 

EXAMPLES OF SPECIALIZED HAULING VEHICLES (PDF)

 

FOR THE MOST CURRENT DETAILS OR FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE BRIDGE WEIGHT LIMITS, PLEASE CONTACT FRANKLIN COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS AT 509-545-3514 OR BY EMAIL AT PublicWorks@co.franklin.wa.us

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Juniper Dunes Recreation Area Access Road

 

2015-07-29 The Board of Franklin County Commissioners held a public hearing to establish a County road from Pasco-Kahlotus Road to the Juniper Dunes Recreation Area.

 

2015-04-08 - The Board of Franklin County Commissioners held a public hearing on the route preference for a Juniper Dunes access road. The public was afforded opportunity to voice opinions and concerns. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Board concurred with the County Engineer's report that Alternative 2 was the preferred option. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will make the final determination as to the route location.

 

County Engineer's Report:

July 22, 2015 Juniper Dunes Access Road - County Engineer's Final Report

 

Federal Highway Administration Juniper Dunes webpage (includes environmental assessment (EA)):

https://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/projects/wa/juniper-dunes/

 

The Western Federal Lands Division of the Federal Highway Administration, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management and Franklin County, is planning to construct a public access to the Juniper Dunes Wilderness and off-highway vehicle areas. The project is currently in the early planning stages.

 

The following conceptual videos were shown during an open house on July 31, 2014. Please note that these are conceptual only, and do not imply road location or specifics.

 

Conceptual Video (Existing Peterson Road) (.wmv file)

Conceptual Video (Route 1A) (.wmv file)

Conceptual Video (Route 1B) (.wmv file)

Conceptual Video (Route 1C) (.wmv file)

Conceptual Video (Route 2) (.wmv file)

 
  PUBLIC HEARINGS
For Information on Public Hearings CLICK HERE.
 
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS AND\OR PROPOSALS
For Information on RFQ/RFP CLICK HERE.
 
  BID SUMMARIES

For Information on Bid Summaries CLICK HERE.
 
GIS PROJECTS
For Information on GIS projects CLICK HERE.

 

ROAD RESTRICTIONS

 

ROAD RESTRICTION IN PLACE FOR MOON ROAD IN

 

FRANKLIN COUNTY


ROAD RESTRICTION IS IN PLACE FOR MOON ROAD, FROM SR260 TO COUNTY LINE IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. PLEASE SEE MAP AREA OF CLOSED ROADS ON THE COUNTY WEBSITE AT http://www.co.franklin.wa.us/public_works/road_construction.html#restrictions

 

CLOSURE FOR THIS SECTION OF ROAD IS IN PLACE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. SEE THE COUNTY WEBSITE AT http://www.co.franklin.wa.us/public_works/index.html

 

FOR THE MOST CURRENT DETAILS OR FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS ROAD RESTRICTION, PLEASE CONTACT FRANKLIN COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS AT 509-545-3514 OR BY EMAIL AT PublicWorks@co.franklin.wa.us

 

 

For Road Weight Restrictions information CLICK HERE.

Resolution 2011-028 pertaining to Road Restrictions CLICK HERE

 
  ROAD CLOSURES

FOR MORE DETAILS OR QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT

FRANKLIN COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS

 

AT 509-545-3514 OR BY EMAIL AT Public Works@co.franklin.wa.us

For Current Road Closures information CLICK HERE.

 
MAINTENANCE PROJECTS

For Maintenance Projects and Chip Seal information CLICK HERE.


COUNTY ROAD PROJECTS

For County Road Projects information CLICK HERE.


SOLID WASTE PROJECTS
For a list of the current projects in the Solid Waste Department CLICK HERE.

 

MATERIAL PURCHASES

For a list of the current bids for Material Purchases CLICK HERE.

 

EQUIPMENT PURCHASES
For a list of the current bids for Equipment Purchases CLICK HERE.