Why did I not receive dust abatement on my road?

Yakima County Road Maintenance conducts a visual survey and assigns a dust sensitive score to road segments every 2 years. This scoring is based on a variety of factors. Number of Homes per mile, within 300 feet of the roadway, Dust sensitive Crops per shoulder mile, within 300 feet of the roadway, Sensitive receptors (schools, gathering places, daycares, etc.) Average Daily Traffic, Posted Speed Limit, Accident Records, and land values. The number of miles we can shoot within a program year is largely dictated by the current material bid price. Material is roughly 80% of the per mile cost. If you did not receive dust abatement it is usually due to the score of your road being below the threshold of accumulative miles, we can treat, under the current year’s budget.

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1. My road is covered in snow and ice; will you be plowing or sanding it soon?
2. My road is dusty. Will you be watering it down or dust abating it anytime soon?
3. My road needs grading. When will the County be grading it?
4. The dust abatement has worn off. Will you be dust abating again?
5. The traffic sign down the street is down/damaged, are you going to fix it?
6. There is a dead animal in the road. Can the County pick it up?
7. There is a pothole in the road. When will you be repairing it?
8. There is garbage or debris in the road. When can the County pick it up?
9. There is water over the roadway. What is the County going to do about this?
10. Vegetation is growing tall along the road and near our intersection. When will you be mowing?
11. What options are available if my road is not in the current program?
12. Why did I not receive dust abatement on my road?
13. I think there may be a mistake in your survey.