Sherman County roads

Road Department


Mark Coles
Road Master

P.O. Box 365
Moro, OR 97039

Road Department

About the Road Department

The Road Department is responsible for the planning, maintenance, and construction of county roads in Sherman County. This Department addresses many different issues — from road debris removal to washboards and sometimes wash outs.

The Road Department's eight members tackle many different objectives to maintain Sherman County's 484 miles of county roads. Duties range from rock crushing and snow removal to maintaining vegetation along road right-of-ways.

About the Rural Road Advisory Committee

The Rural Road Advisory Committee establishes five-year plans directing the work of the Road Department. Rural Road Advisory Committee members make recommendations on new construction projects as well as on modernization projects. They also provide input for road standards on Sherman County roads.

Funding for Committee recommendations is put to a county-wide vote. Historically, citizens have voted for five-year serial levies for special road operations.

Committee members are volunteers and are selected from divergent areas across Sherman County.

Did You Know?

The Sherman County Road Department manages 484 miles of road, of which:

  • 134 miles are pavement,
  • 295 miles are gravel, and
  • 55 miles are country dirt roads for resident or field access.

How many miles of Sherman County roads have you been on?

Online Information

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