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

Eagle County Road & Bridge snowplowing information

Contact: Gordon Adams, Acting Director at 907-328-3540 or 

Eagle County Road & Bridge is responsible for snow removal on approximately 260 miles of roadway, ranging from El Jebel and Basalt to the south, McCoy to the north, Vail to the east and Dotsero to the west, including Edwards and Eagle-Vail. County plows do not maintain I-70, U.S. Hwy. 6, or their frontage roads. For efficient snow removal operations, citizens are asked to follow the county’s snow removal guidelines:

  • Snow removal crews begin work in the very early morning, usually 3 to 4 a.m., and continue until all routes are complete. The crews are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • School bus and emergency routes, categorized as priority one roads, are plowed first. Side streets or residential collector streets, business access, and lesser traveled streets such as cul-de-sacs, which are categorized as priority two and three, are plowed next. Depending on weather conditions, it may be later in the day before the priority two and priority three roads are plowed.
  • Use patience with the snow removal process and drive with caution around equipment.
  • Educate children about the dangers of playing near snow removal equipment and discourage the building of forts or caves in snow banks.
  • Wear reflective clothing while jogging or walking along a road in the dark.
  • Wait to shovel driveways until after the snowplows have finished and do not put snow or any other debris in the roadway
  • Wait to place trash cans out for pick-up until snowplows are finished and retrieve them as soon as possible after they are emptied.
  • Be aware that it is illegal to park on county-maintained roads or in the county road right-of-way.
  • The county right-of-way typically extends approximately 10 feet off the edge of the road, which generally overlaps with property owners’ landscaping. The right-of-way is intended to be used for snow storage, therefore it is not recommended that valuable landscaping be placed within this area.

Questions, concerns and suggestions may be directed to the Eagle County Road & Bridge Department at 970-328-3540.