Road & Bridge

Contact Us

  • Phone: 970-328-3540
    Fax: 970-328-3546

    Road & Bridge
    P.O. Box 250
    Eagle, Colorado 81631

    3289 Cooley Mesa Road 
    Gypsum, Colorado 81637

    road@eaglecounty.us


FAQ

 

  • How can I identify a county snowplow?
    Eagle County snowplows are white trucks with blue stripes - not to be confused with the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) orange trucks. All of the the county's snow removal equipment have an Eagle County logo on the vehicle.

  • What time do crews start snowplowing?
    Snow removal crews begin work between 3 and 4 a.m. and continue until all routes are complete. The crews are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Which roads are plowed first?
    Roads are categorized on a priority basis and those with the higher priority designations are plowed first. These include school bus routes and access to emergency services.

  • Does the county maintain the interstate?
    A common misconception is that the county's Road and Bridge Department maintains Colorado Highway 6 and Interstate 70, which are actually the responsibility of the CDOT. Information on road conditions can be found on the CDOT website.

  • What is the process for ice and snow removal on county roads?
    Snow removal is accomplished with the use of snowplows and a sand /salt mixture for vehicle traction. The sand and salt mixture is mixed at a ratio of 95 percent sand to 5 percent salt. The salt is added primarily to aid in preventing sand stockpiles from freezing solid but also as a de-icer. The county does not use magnesium chloride as a de-icer on the roads in the winter.

  • Are all county roads maintained to the same degree?
    No. While most county roads that are public right-of-way are maintained by the Road and Bridge Department to a set standard, there are certain roads that are categorized as "non-maintained." The public is free to use these roads, but they receive no regular maintenance and road conditions will vary.