Roads and Bridges
Lackawanna County Roads and Bridges workers complete road widening project at Boulevard and Main Avenues in Dickson City.
The primary mission of Roads and Bridges is the prompt, efficient and economical repair and maintenance of existing county roads, bridges and rights-of-way. The department accomplishes this through well-planned activities, proper equipment, and skilled and dedicated employees.
Within this mission, Roads and Bridges responsibilities include pothole patching, milling and deep-patching operations in conjunction with LARP and county resurfacing contracts, rights-of-way mowing and tree trimming/removal/chipping, drainage ditch and storm water structure repair, cross and side drain repair and replacement, shoulder construction and repair, hydro seeding, preparation and oversight of proper winter anti skid application to all county roads, and bridge repair as needed.
Department personnel also respond to emergencies and natural and man-made disasters 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by removing roadway debris and obstructions, clearing storm-related debris from roadways, plowing and spreading salt during ice and snow events, and closing and barricading roads which have been determined to pose a danger to drive.