Gearing up for Snow and Ice

As part of the County’s routine scheduled equipment replacement plan, Roads has received important replacement attachments for snow and ice management this fall. The new attachments include 11 sanders, seven sanders with prewetters and 16 plows. These attachments will replace older ones – some that date back to the 1980s. During a snow and ice event, plows…

Stay Informed by subscribing to King County Road Alerts

King County Road Services (Roads) offers an email and text alert service for travelers on roads in unincorporated King County. It’s a timely and informative way to stay up to date on road construction projects and significant weather-related road closures in unincorporated King County. Roads maintains about 1,500 miles of roads and 181 bridges in unincorporated…

Managing vegetation alongside county roadways

When the warm summer weather mixes with rain, vegetation begins growing quickly alongside the county’s almost 1500 miles of road—and it all grows at the same time. When it comes to managing it, King County’s focus is on targeting the vegetation that affects critical safety. This includes vegetation blocking signs and signals, visibility, or blocking…