Cache County is known for its breathtaking scenery, diverse entertainment, local attractions, and great community. We also have some of the greatest outdoor sporting activities found anywhere in the state of Utah. All of us here at the Cache County Road Department feel very fortunate to be able to work in such a beautiful valley. We are genuinely interested in how our roads look and feel to those that use them in passing through or in commuting every day.
Our Road Department has the awesome responsibility of taking care of approximately 200 miles of paved roads and 400 miles of gravel and dirt roads of which approximately 160 miles are Mountain and Forest Service Roads. This is all done with a crew of 18: 1 superintendent, 1 foreman, 9 drivers and/or operators, 3 shop mechanics, 2 weed/sign specialists, and 2 office managers.
In the winter, we spend many hours plowing snow to make sure that all vehicles, large and small, including the school buses that transport our children, make it to their destinations safely and on time. Many additional hours are spent preparing roads and making our own rock chips and road base for summer time road work.
In the summer, roads are graded and patched, trees are trimmed to preserve visibility, and road sides are mowed. Every summer we spend 6 to 8 weeks resurfacing many miles of roads with oil and chips, and work with many of the cities within Cache Valley to help maintain and upgrade their roads. Your safety is our number one priority.
Our department is also responsible for the road signs throughout the county. We are in the process of upgrading all signs to the new high density reflectivity and hope to see this completed within the next couple of years. Much care is taken to ensure that all signs are kept in good repair and replaced in a timely manner when needed.
We take pride in making sure that our roads are maintained for all our local citizens, as well as those of you who are just passing through. It is our hope that when you see us doing our job that you will "slow down" and wave as you go by.
Please drive safely, and as we continue to do our part, together we can keep our roadways safe.
Road/Weed Foreman: Joel Merritt
Weed/Road Sign Crew Lead: Jake Forsgren
Office Manager: Tamara Bowles
Summer Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday thru Thursday
Winter Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday
For Emergencies Please Contact Dispatch at (435) 753-7555 or dial 911