County roads are maintained through a carefully choreographed system of placing people, machines and materials in the most needed locations. The first responders to road maintenance or road emergencies are our four maintenance shops. Staffed with a foreman and crew, the shops are local road experts.
The Road Operations division has four road maintenance facilities throughout the County - Kalama, Kelso, Longview and Castle Rock. The shops are located to provide the most effective service to different areas of the unincorporated areas. Shops are staffed by a foreman and nine operators and crewmen. Activities at each shop vary, but in general the work is defined by season. Click the links below to get a detailed description of the work crews perform quarterly.
Winter: Snow and ice removal, windfall clean up, flood response; Spring: Road brushing, shoulder rock repair, preparation for summer road operations; Summer: Chip seal operations, paint striping, asphalt overlay Fall: Mowing, general shop maintenance, culvert cleaning
Castle Rock Shop: Foreman Rodney Gardner 111 Gassman Road, Castle Rock 360-274-6531 Serves 163 miles of roadway.
Longview Shop: Foreman Justin Hudek 5715 Ocean Beach Highway, Longview 360-577-3046 Serves 131 miles of roadway.
Kelso Shop: Foreman Larry Higgins 2215 Talley Way, Kelso 360-577-3047 Serves 100 miles of roadway
Kalama Shop: Foreman Robert Douglas 1736 S. Cloverdale Road 360-673-2175 Serves 137 miles of roadway