Road & Bridge

ROAD MAINTENANCE: For the week of June 27-30: Crews will be working on building up County Road 1 in preparation for chip seal. 
Please be prepared for detours and closures in place during this time.

Beginning on Monday, June 27 and through June 30, there will be road closures and detours in place on County Road 1 and County Road 22, 22A and 22B for the chip seal project on the north end of CR1. Please plan ahead for these detours. If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact our Road & Bridge department directly 970-626-5391. Ouray County Road  Bridge. CR 1 COLONA ROAD CLOSED WITH DETOUR_ (002)

2022 Dust Control Operations Schedule

Road & Bridge is currently in the middle of the first of seven routes (“Product 1” – orange route); we’ve completed Camp Bird Road, we’re now on CR-14, and we’ll likely make it to CR-17 by the end of the day.  We will next move on to “Product 2” – blue route.  

Each route will take approximately 1.5-2.0 weeks to complete – as weather and operational requirements will permit. 

We are testing seven (7) different products this year – not all contain magnesium chloride – so we’re calling these treatments “dust control” vs “mag chloride.” 

We will likely pause dust control treatments for a month (mid-June thru mid-July) while we build-up and chip seal the northernmost 2.0 miles of the unpaved portion of CR-1.

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Ouray County Dust Control Application Sequence 2022 (V4)

Dust Control Spreadsheet

Current updates on plowing of Ouray County High County Roads

Be sure to check with neighboring counties for updates on their roads.

Road update 6-13


The Ouray County Road and Bridge Department is responsible for constructing, maintaining, and snow plowing roads in Ouray County. Crews maintain over 300 miles of diverse roadways in the County, from 4WD roads in the southern end of the County to highly-traveled dirt and gravel roads on Log Hill Mesa. 

The Road and Bridge Superintendent presents monthly reports to the Board of County Commissioners. 
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