ResponsibilitiesThe Roads Division is responsible for maintaining nearly 700 miles of roads, two ferries, eight dams, and 26 bridges. Its fleet consists of 111 tagged vehicles, 43 pieces of specialty equipment and 35 implements. The division oversees the county's only fuel depot and maintains the fleet of a dozen other departments. The normal workforce is approximately 70 employees.
The Roads Complex which is located on Owens Branch Road includes an administrative office, shop, equipment shed, storage shed, salt barn, stockpile areas and fuel dispensing area. There are also two borrow pits: one near Powellville and the other near Delmar.
The Roads Division is determined to provide a safe and efficient transportation network to promote economic development while protecting Wicomico County's beautiful and unique environment.
The functions of the Roads Division are numerous and vary greatly. Several were recently eliminated, some reduced, others contracted out and a few performed by inmates; mainly due to budget constraints. Those associated with safety are being performed at the expense of others. These functions are as follows:
Storm Drain Maintenance
Driveway Culvert Installation
Storm Water Facility Maintenance
Dead Animal Removal