Oregon road funding generally comes fuel/ gas taxes, vehicle registration fees, and a small amount of Federal Highway Administration transportation improvement dollars. Oregon and county
property taxes are not spent on roads or road services.
Within Marion County's 1,120-mile road system, 200 of which are gravel, monies are spent for year-round maintenance services such as culvert cleaning, and seasonal repairs such as re-paving.
Over the years, pitting the higher costs of products and services against the need to keep the roads well maintain continues to a great challenge. County managers constantly juggle costs, service levels and safety improvements, with the limited budgeted dollars.
With this large road system, we welcome and value your thoughts and input on how we might be able to do a better job of keeping our roads safe!