Road & Bridge
Road Maintenance Update for August 12-15Crews will be grading on County Roads 8, 361, 17 and 5. Crews will be hauling gravel for County Road 5 project.
County Road 17 will remain CLOSED approximately 3 miles north of Ouray due to a large rock slide. Engineers will be assessing the damage and planning mitigation. Please avoid the area and use an alternate route. Click here for more information.
***Subject to change due to weather and emergencies***
July 25, 2019 - High Country Road Opening Priority Update
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.
Ouray County Road Plan
After many years of research and planning, Ouray County Board of County Commissioners is considering placing a ballot question on the November 2019 ballot to fund a "Road Plan." In an effort to gather input and learn more from the residents, a Public Opinion Survey was distributed to Ouray County voters.
Road Plan Information
Road Plan implementation costs are estimated at $16.25 million over the next 25 years; which equates to an approximate cost of $500,000 per year and an additional $150,000 for the purchase and maintenance of heavy equipment resulting in a total of $650,000. The Road Plan was developed by utilizing the Road Tool - a dynamic, analytic, and data driven program that can be used to calculate the costs associated with road repair, improvements and maintenance. Using the Road Tool, over 100 miles of the most traveled County Roads were evaluated and prioritized using criteria such as safety, existing conditions, traffic counts, and drainage, resulting in the Road Plan.
If you have questions about the survey or the proposed Road Plan, please contact Connie I. Hunt, County Administrator, at (970)325-7263 or firstname.lastname@example.org.