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King County launches annual roadside weed control program

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The King County Road Services Division will begin its roadside weed control program in unincorporated areas of the county beginning April 9, 2012. Certified technicians will perform controlled herbicide spraying along some road shoulders through the summer to reduce safety hazards for pedestrians, motorists and bicyclists.

The spraying will also control noxious weeds that are toxic to some animals and pose environmental risks to native vegetation.

Residents who do not want crews to spray county right-of-way that abuts their property may post “owner will maintain” signs. Those residentsmust sign an agreement with the County to maintain the right-of-way themselves. Maintenance agreements must be completed and returned by April 4 to the Roads Services Division before the “owner will maintain” signs can be issued. The signs are once again being provided to property owners at no charge. The County will notify property owners who asked to maintain right-of-way last year.

Signs and copies of the maintenance agreement are available by calling (206) 296-8100 or toll-free 1-800-KC ROADS. The maintenance agreement is also available at http://kingcounty.gov/transportation/kcdot/Roads/RoadsMaintenance/WeedControl.aspx

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