Boone County Highway Projects
The Boone County Highway Department has several projects that are in various stages of development and/or construction. The projects can be categorized into Bridge, Expansion & Safety and Maintenance projects.
The Boone County Highway Department is responsible for bridges which have a span of 20 or more feet on all roads in Boone County which are not state highways. Every two years, inspections are performed on every bridge structure and a project priority list is developed based on the conditions found during these inspections and available funding. Bridge rehabilitations and replacements require structural analysis and the preparation of detailed design plans. These projects are typically much more expensive and often require the County to leverage Federal funding to offset the design and/or construction costs. For a detailed list of bridge projects currently under development or construction, visit our Bridge Projects page.
Expansion and Safety Projects
Road expansion projects include improvements such as new roadways on new alignment, reconstruction of existing roadways and projects where travel lanes are being added (i.e. upgrade from two lanes to four). Road safety projects involve work such as intersection upgrades and curve corrections. These projects are more expensive than road maintenance and surface treatment projects and often require the County to leverage State or Federal funding to offset the design and/or construction costs. For a detailed list of road expansion and safety projects currently under development or construction, visit our Expansion and Safety Projects page.
Every year, the Boone County Highway Department develops a summer road program focused on maintaining the current condition or extending the life of our existing road system. We are regularly maintaining our gravel road system by grading and adding gravel where necessary. The annual cost of materials purchased for our gravel road system is typically around $400,000. In addition to our investment in our gravel road system, we also utilize various surface techniques to maintain and preserve our paved road system based on the findings of our annual inspections and outlined in our asset management plan. Many of the road maintenance projects are performed by our own forces, however, we develop contract packages for and bid out many of the larger resurfacing projects included in our annual program. For a detailed description of this year’s road maintenance program, visit our Road Preservation Projects page.