There are 5 distinct branches within the Maintenance Division with the common goal to maintain a safe, efficient, environmentally sound and fiscally responsible transportation system to ensure mobility & access, and to promote economic growth for all citizens of the Commonwealth.
Anyone wanting access to a road on the State Highway System or wanting to conduct any type of work activity on the right-of-way, must obtain a permit.
Responsible for coordinating of bridge inspection, preparing bridge repair contracts and determining bridge weight restrictions, including the extended weight coal haul system.
Operations and Pavement Management
The Operations and Pavement Management Branch develops and maintains an ongoing list of pavement needs based on detailed pavement distress data and objective evaluation of conditions. The branch is also responsible for collecting and analyzing data to assess maintenance performance across the state and provides support for assest management.
Prepares contracts for roadway patching or resurfacing, and repairing or replacing other roadway features such as pipes, guardrail, striping, large signs and small slides. Also responsible for inspecting dams that are connected to the State Highway System.
Manages all aspects of the area between the roadway and the fence. Also manages the state's winter weather response.