The Road Maintenance Division is responsible for protecting and maintaining 615.58 centerline miles of public roads, 125 bridges, and numerous major drainage structures in the unincorporated area of the county. The focus of this Division's program is preventative maintenance and the protection of the public's investment in its road system. This program is accomplished by an aggressive approach with emphasis on drainage, patching, and sealing of pavement surfaces and extensions of pavement life by placing a variety of seal-type coatings (chip, slurry, and emulsion) on existing surfaces.
Traffic safety is afforded through efforts to provide adequate visibility via control of vegetation by mowing and trimming in addition to an aggressive pavement marking and roadside warning and regulatory sign maintenance program. Each of these activities assists the motorist's perception of roadway conditions.
Satellite Road Maintenance Yards
The Division consists of 34 field employees stationed at three satellite road maintenance yards as follows:
Lower Lake Maintenance Area
- Lower Lake
- Loch Lomond
- Adams Springs
- Anderson Springs
- Unincorporated Clearlake Highlands area (includes Sulphur Bank Road, North Drive, Crestview, Lakeshore Drive)
- Point Lakeview Area from Highway 29 to Wheeler Drive
Upper Lake Maintenance Area
- Blue Lakes
- Scotts Valley
- North Lakeport
- Lakeport (North of Martin Street and inclusive of Martin Street and Keck Road)
- Nice-Lucerne Cutoff
- Bachelor Valley
- Upper Lake
- Nice, Lucerne
- Kono Tayee
- Pillsbury Area
- Bartlett Springs
- Clearlake Oaks
- Long Valley Maintenance
Kelseyville Maintenance Area
- Soda Bay
- Clearlake Rivieras
- Riviera Heights
- Riviera West
- Lakeport (south of Martin Street)
- Highland Springs
- Corinthian Bay
- Lands End
- Big Valley
The Adopt-A-Road Program provides an opportunity for businesses, organizations, or individuals to save taxpayer dollars and beautify the community by removing litter along a stretch of a County road.
A permanent road division is a geographic area formed pursuant to California Streets and Highways Code, Section 1160 to provide road improvements and road maintenance.
If you own a private road, please review some commonly asked questions regarding their maintenance.
Complete an online form to report your grievance with a County-maintained road.
View the Department's Road Conditions Report.
Learn about the procedure to rename a road in Lake County.
A zone of benefit is a geographic area formed under County Service Area law to provide extended services not already being provided by any other entity.