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Public Works Mission: To provide a safe, well maintained road and bridge system that will insure the reliable and convenient access to County services, facilities, recreational and natural resource areas and employment centers, to enhance the quality of life of St. Louis County residents, and to promote the economic development of the area.

During 2015-16, St. Louis County will invest $119 million in its roads and bridges. These projects will be funded from a combination of State Aid and Federal Highway funds, along with a $40 million infusion from general obligation capital improvement bonds, which will be paid back using revenue from the Transportation Sales Tax.
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Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance and snow removal of over 3,000 miles of County-State Aid Highways (CSAH), County Roads, and Unorganized Township Roads.

Public Works is also responsible for the inspection and maintenance of over 600 state bridges over 10 feet in length, 300 bridges that are less than 10 feet in length, and over 40,000 traffic signs within St. Louis County.

There are 17 toolhouses located within Four Maintenance Districts throughout St. Louis County.  These buildings and the equipment housed there have an estimated value of one-half billion dollars.

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