The County covers an area of approximately 7300 square miles, which is about the size of the state of New Jersey. Our County-Maintained Road System exceeds 2500 miles, which is about the distance between Riverside County and Washington D.C. This puts in context the challenges that the Department faces in providing service to over 2 million residents (and growing!) in Riverside County. We focus on our priorities of improving safety, maintaining our existing roads and bridges, and enhancing our roadway capacity to keep up with our population growth.