Stevens County
Department of Public Works

Administration Office
185 E. HawthorneColville, WA 99114
Phone: (509) 684-4548
Fax: (509) 684-7557


8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Monday thru Friday
November through March

8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Monday thru Thursday
April through October

Road Restrictions & Closures

Per RCW 46.44.080 Stevens County may prohibit or restrict vehicle operations or vehicle weight whenever any county road, by reason of rain, snow, climatic, or other conditions, will be seriously damaged or destroyed unless the operation of vehicles thereon is prohibited or restricted or their permissible weights reduced.

Stevens County Emergency Load Limitations and Restriction Stages policy consists of  Stage 2 restrictions allowing 60% of gross vehicle weight between the hours of 9:00 am to 12:00 am and 100% gross vehicle weight between the hours of 12:00 am and 9:00 am.   Stage 3 restriction allows vehicles with wheel diameters of 20″ or more 250 lbs per inch of width and tire sizes below a 20″ are allowed 200 lbs per inch of width.  To learn more about the weight restriction policy or to view the emergency load restrictions chart click on the links below.

Weight Restrictions Policy (Condensed Version)     “THE LINK FOR RESTRICTION LIST”

If an individual has questions during the day it is best to call the Administration Office @ 509-684-4548. Also available is the web links that allow an individual to check the status of a road they are planning to use. Note that each road has an effective date. A road restriction that is posted in the field on a particular day becomes effective immediately. If there is a discrepancy from what is posted out in field to what is listed on the website, the field posting is the correct restriction. Click on the Road Restriction link to check on the road in question.

Roads and The Restrictions Currently Applied:     None at this time.
Road Maintenance
The Stevens County Public Works Department maintains approximately 1,500 miles of county road. Of the 1,500 miles of county road, approximately 600 are paved. The remaining 900 miles consist of gravel road. The Stevens County roadway system has been divided up into two areas, North & South, to allow for more efficient service. The Northern section of Stevens County is maintained by the North Area Maintenance Shop based in Colville, with a Satellite shop in Northport, and one in Pleasant Valley. The Southern section of Stevens County is maintained by the Southern Area Maintenance Shop based in Chewelah, with a satellite shop in Hunters, and one in Williams Valley.

In general, road maintenance activities include but are not limited to road grading and gravel placement, pothole patching, crack sealing, repair of frost heave areas and dig outs, paved road maintenance consisting of thin pavement overlays and bituminous surface treatment (BST), storm drainage, bridge and guardrail maintenance, roadway striping, vegetation management and winter snow plowing and sanding.

Winter Maintenance Policy
          – Secondary Roads List
          – Non Winter Maintenance Roads List