Northwest NEWS

May 31, 1999

Local News

Roadside weed control

   The King County Road Services Division is scheduled to begin its roadside weed control program in unincorporated areas of the county and in the cities of Kenmore and Woodinville beginning June 22.

   As part of the program, 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 weeks that are toxic to some animals and pose environmental risks to native vegetation.

   As in past years, residents who do not want crews to spray county rights-of-way that abut their property may post "owner will maintain" signs. Those residents, however, must sign an agreement with the county to maintain the right-of-way themselves. Maintenance agreements must be completed and returned to the Road Services Division before "owner will maintain" signs can be issued.

   Maintenance agreements should be received by the Road Services Division by June 15. The signs are once again being provided to property owners at no charge. The county has already sent letters to property owners who asked to maintain rights-of-way last year.

   Signs and copies of the maintenance agreement are available by calling 206-296-8100 or toll-free by calling 1-800-KC-ROADS.