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Roads, Trains and Pathways

Transportation
& Roads

Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Gary N. Ekstedt, P.E.
Gary.Ekstedt@co.yakima.wa.us
County Engineer
Assistant Director—Transportation

 

Road Closures

The Transportation Services Division is responsible for 1657 Miles of Roads, 22 Miles of Railroad, 310 Bridges, 865 Culverts, and 11 Miles of Trail Corridor.

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ADMINISTRATION

Management of operations, funding, accounting, planning and project development of Yakima County transportation network.

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CONSTRUCTION

Administration of surveying, inspection and oversight of Yakima County road improvement projects.

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ENGINEERING

Preliminary engineering, specification and graphic design plans for Yakima County road projects

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RIGHT OF WAY

Yakima County’s real estate services and support. County property acquisition, surplus, and appraisals.

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TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING

Design and operation of traffic control devices, traffic data collection, development review, and transportation planning

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ROAD MAINTENANCE

Maintenance of county right of way and drainage systems (roads, bridges, vegetation management, snow removal, signing and striping.)

PARKS AND TRAILS

Management, maintenance, and reservations of Yakima County parks and trails