Vegetation to be trimmed on Banks, Thatcher, and Wilkesboro Roads

Western Washington County – Three area roadways will be trimmed for vegetation by Washington County Land Use and Transportation crews in the coming weeks. 

Vegetation trimming on Banks Road between Courting Hill Drive and Highway 47 is estimated to be completed by March 16, with trimming on Thatcher Road between Gales Creek Road and just north of Purdin Road and trimming on Wilkesboro Road between Mountaindale Road and Highway 47 expected to be completed by March 9. 

Use caution and expect delays along roadways when crews are working; flaggers, vehicles and heavy equipment may be in the right-of-way. 

According to Washington County Land Use and Transportation, it is the responsibility of property owners or lawful occupants to maintain roadside vegetation growing in the road right-of-way, including vegetation hanging over the road, covering up signs, and blocking light from street lights or blocking visibility at intersections.

Where to trim vegetation, according to Washington County LUT:

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  • Around signs and under street lights
  • At corners and intersections
  • Near sidewalks and walkways
  • Over the traveled roadway

Trees and shrubs must be trimmed to a minimum of:

  • Twelve feet directly over portions of roadway
  • Two feet in from the edge of the roadway
  • Nine feet directly over all portions of sidewalks and walkways

The affected roadways are below:

Banks Road between Courting Hill Drive and Highway 47
Thatcher Road between Gales Creek Road and just north of Purdin Road
Wilkesboro Road between Mountaindale Road and Highway 47