- 738 miles of roadway
- 401 miles of paved road (asphalt and concrete)
- 337 miles of gravel road
- Learn more about county roads, bridges and culverts
- 19 traffic signals & 7 school-zone flashing signs
Public Works Department - Building Services, Fleet Services, Resource Conservation, Road Maintenance, and Transportation Engineering
Jay Road Paving Project Underway
Jay Road will be repaved between US 36 and CO 119 this spring/summer. Exact dates are being determined. Expect daytime, weekday travel delays during construction. Learn more.
61st/63rd Street CLOSED between Jay and Valmont roads April 26 to May 1
City of Boulder and Boulder County working on the roadway for a culvert and ped/bike crossing. See map of project area and road closure locations.
Lake Valley Paving Project Underway
Paving operations will take place on Fairways, Niblick, and Golf Club drives. Daytime/weekday lane closures and traffic shifts. Expect delays. Project anticipated to last through July. Project webpage
71st Street Reconstruction Project
Reconstruction project on 71st Street between Lookout Road and Winchester Circle. Expect daytime, weekday lane closures and traffic shifts. Project anticipated through June 2021. Project webpage
Isabelle Road CLOSURES start April 19 – Phase I closure = US 287 to N. 111th Street
Isabelle Road will need to be closed to safely work on the intersection project between US 287 and N. 111th from Monday, April 19 through May, weather permitting. Learn more. – See Map of the closure area
Sugarloaf Road Flood Repair Project Starts Summer 2021
Expect lane closures on Sugarloaf Road and on CO 119/Boulder Canyon. Project anticipated to last through 2021. Learn more.
Public Works Week – May 16 to 22
Help celebrate the dedicated men and women of Boulder County Public Works. Learn more.
Traffic Impact Announcements
61st Street reduced to one-lane between Jay and Andrus roads – Culvert replacement project requires reducing 61st Street just south of Andrus Road (halfway between Jay and Valmont roads) . See map. A temporary traffic signal will be used to move travelers around the work zone. Project anticipated to end in May, weather permitting.
71st Street Culvert and Roadway Improvements Project In Progress – Single-lane and full-roadway closures will be necessary to complete the project. Project website
US 287 & Isabelle Road Intersection Safety Improvements Project underway – ISABELLE ROAD CLOSURE (287 to N. 111th) STARTS APRIL 19. Learn more.
Learn about all current roadway projects and their travel impacts on our Closures & Construction webpage.
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COVID-19 Building Safety
Information Concerning COVID-19
Numerous Boulder County staff are working remotely to help prevent the community spread of COVID-19. The Public Works Department remains fully operational, but staff and public presence at county facilities has been restricted. If you need to reach staff and don’t have direct email or phone information, please call 303-441-3900. You can also use the online report form to let us know about a roadway issue or submit a question to the department. All day-to-day operations will continue to function. Road Maintenance will continue to take care of issues that arise on county roads, including snow removal operations. Information on road construction projects and their travel impacts can be found on the Closures and Construction webpage.
Visitation to Resource Conservation’s Hazardous Materials Management Facility (HMMF) is now by appointment only. Learn more.
If you need to contact the Community Planning & Permitting Department and the Transportation Planning Division, visit their website or call 303-441-3930.
Subdivision Road Maintenance
The Boulder County Comprehensive Plan (BCCP) provides guidance on gravel and paved roads accepted for maintenance in unincorporated Boulder County. The BCCP stipulates that funding for major repairs should be prioritized for the county’s arterial and collector roadways, and that funding of local access roads (aka “subdivision roads”) shall be the responsibility of those served by the road (property owners).
While the county does not conduct major repairs (full roadway resurfacing) on subdivision roads, our Road Maintenance crews still conduct operations on these roads, including: snow removal; pothole patching; clearing of ditches, culverts, and other drainage structures; replacement/repairs of sidewalks; and, roadway crack sealing and patching to maintain public safety.
Department Divisions (hover over image to learn more)
Building Services Division
- Manages all county facilities to ensure the safety of staff and visitors
Fleet Services Division
- Manages the county’s fleet of vehicles and machinery
- Performs maintenance and repairs
- Purchases vehicles and equipment
- Works to improve the fleet’s sustainability
Learn more about Boulder County’s Fleet Electrification goals!
Resource Conservation Division
The Resource Conservation Division strives to lead and promote actions that will help Boulder County reach its goal of Zero Waste or darn near by 2025. Their mission is to provide convenient, cost-effective facilities and programs to help Boulder County reduce waste disposal, protect the environment, and conserve natural resources.
- Our Road Maintenance team keeps our roads safe and clean!
- Responsibilities include: culverts, dust control, paving, asphalt and gravel, road grading, road signs, snow plowing and removal, tree and brush removal, and many other tasks
- Roadside mowing and weed control is the responsibility of the county Parks & Open Space Department – 303-678-6200
- Ditches are the responsibility of the ditch owner – Learn more
- Road Maintenance contact – 303-441-3962 or use the online report form