The Roads & Waterways is responsible for maintaining 351 miles of roads, 24 bridges, 13 boat ramps, 11 docks, 6 marinas and 3 dredge material placement (DMP) sites. Its fleet consists of 42 tagged vehicles, 33 pieces of specialty equipment and 31 implements. The department oversees the county’s only fuel depot and maintains the fleet of most county departments. The normal workforce is approximately 35 employees, but has been scaled back to 23 due to severe budget cuts. The Roads & Waterways Complex which is located on Sign Post Road in Westover includes an administrative office, shop, equipment shed, dry storage shed, stockpile areas and fuel depot. There is also a borrow pit on Cedar Drive in Eden and a heliport in Ewell.
The Roads & Waterways Department is determined to provide a safe and efficient transportation network to promote economic development while protecting Somerset County’s beautiful and unique environment.
The functions of the Roads & Waterways Department are numerous and vary greatly. Most are performed in-house, some are contracted out and a few performed by inmates. Those associated with safety are emphasized to protect our staff, inmates, interns, contractual employees and general public. These functions are as follows:
- Emergency Response
- Pothole Repair
- Storm Drain Maintenance
- Driveway Culvert Installation
- Herbicide Spraying
- Traffic Control
- Inventory Control
- Snow Removal and Deicing
- Legal Services
- Right-of-way Acquisition
- Bridge Maintenance
- Guardrail Maintenance
- Fleet Maintenance
- Porta-potty Service
- Marine Maintenance
- Litter Control
- Grass Trimming
Somerset County Roads and Waterways Department
is currently auctioning off serveral items.
The County DPW Roads Department will hold monthly meetings on Tuesdays from 2pm -- til. Agendas for these and County Commissioners meetings are available for download here.
Boat Slip Coordinator - Shannon Evans
Phone : 410-621-9188
|Marina||Fee||Water & Electric Availability|
|Deal Island||$ 675||Water & Electric|
|Webster's Cove||$ 625||Electric|
|St. Peter's||$ 625||Electric|
|Wenona||$ 675||Water & Electric|
|Jenkins Creek||$ 325||None|