Road Services - Strategic Plan
The road system in unincorporated King County is critically important to people who live and travel in the county, but it is aged and deteriorating. Substantial investments are needed to restore roads and bridges, maintain them in good condition, and meet new transportation demands. However, the Road Services Division's available funding falls far short of the need, despite the division's efforts in recent years to gain efficiencies, streamline its organizational structure, and adjust business practices to current financial realities.
The Strategic Plan for Road Services (SPRS) responds to that dilemma by setting clear priorities to guide the division as it manages the road system. The plan gives top priority to basic goals: comply with legal requirements, meet core safety needs and maintain and preserve the existing road network. These are followed by the goals of enhancing mobility and increasing capacity to support urban growth.
The plan covers the years 2011 through 2015 and is in alignment with the King County Strategic Plan. This will be a time of significant transition for the County’s road system, as cities are expected to complete annexations of urban growth areas that Road Services now serves. The strategic plan will help guide the division through an uncertain and rapidly changing environment in the near term and provide a prioritized framework for making sound decisions over the long term.
The plan was submitted by King County Executive Dow Constantine to the Metropolitan King County Council on Oct. 20, 2010 and approved by the Council in December 2010.
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For more information
For more information about the King County Strategic Plan for Road Services, please contact:
Jay Osborne, Manager
Strategic Planning, Programming and Reporting Office
King County Road Services Division
201 S. Jackson St.
Seattle, WA 98104
Information from the Road Services Division's website is available to people with disabilities in alternate formats upon request by calling 206-263-6482 or 711 for the TTY relay service.
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