Benton County Department of Transportation

Find Benton County Oregon departments of transportation, highways, roads, and bridge departments. Departments of transportation provide information on public transport, including roads, highways, bridges, traffic conditions, closures, tolls and travel information.

Oregon Department of Transportation 3700 Southwest Philomath Boulevard Corvallis OR 97333 541-757-4127

About Benton County Departments of Transportation

Benton County Departments of Transportation are branches of Oregon State, Benton County, or Federal government whose mission is to plan for and develop a fast, efficient, accessible, and convenient transportation system and infrastructure that effectively serves the citizenry and promotes economic vitality in Benton County, OR.

You may contact the Department of Transportation for questions about:
  • Benton County DOT compliance training
  • DOT number lookups
  • Road, interstate and highway traffic and closures
  • Road toll and travel information
  • Benton County Transportation Dept jobs and employment
Benton County Department of Transportation

Benton County Transportation Departments are responsible for maintaining and improving transportation infrastructure, including state roads and highways, bridges, airports, ports and waterways, public transit systems, and railways in Benton County. Infrastructure maintenance often involves emergency response to accidents, disasters, and inclement weather such as winter storms. Benton County DOT Offices manages the allocation of Federal and Oregon State funding for Benton County transportation capital improvements and the use of any Oregon funding sources dedicated for transportation purposes, such as toll proceeds and fuel taxes.

US Department of Transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is a cabinet-level department headed by the Secretary of Transportation. The department is comprised of eleven offices and administrations primarily organized around modes of transportation. Much of what USDOT does is regulatory in nature. For example, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration develops regulations for motor vehicle safety and for fuel efficiency standards in Benton County. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration regulates the nation's pipeline infrastructure and shipments of hazardous material by land, sea, and air.

Benton County Transportation Projects

The USDOT is a major source of funding for transportation capital projects, especially transit and highway projects in Benton County, OR. The Surface Transportation Program provides Oregon State and local Benton County governments approximately $10 billion annually in flexible funding for a wide range of improvements, as well as capital planning purposes.