Public Works
Road Department

Public Works Department

The Public Works Department maintains and repairs 486 miles of paved county roads, 86 miles of unpaved county roads, 32 bridge structures, and many culverts and storm drainage pipes in the unincorporated area of the county. This department also mows all county rights-of-ways, maintain ditches, trim trees, install traffic signs, remove storm debris from county rights-of-way, and conducts in-house projects on an as-needed basis. This department also supervises contracted road and bridge work and large pipe and bridge replacements, prepares the annual LMIG list of resurfacing needs, and keeps the county road improvement program updated. This department issues driveway, utility encroachment, and timber permits, sells driveway pipe for installation within the county by private contractors, performs preliminary plan reviews regarding new roads for county acceptance, performs traffic studies, and responds to citizen complaints regarding traffic safety issues.

Public Works Department Staff

Public Works


Tammy Cantrell

Administrative Assistant

Our County Manager

Meet Randall Dowling

Serving Harris County for 10 Years

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Randall Dowling