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:
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: