Boulder County maintains approximately 700 miles of roadway, of which nearly 50 percent are gravel and 50 percent are asphalt surfaced. The county stretches from the plains, at an elevation of 5,280 feet to the Continental Divide, at an elevation near 14,000 feet. The maintenance division is well experienced in winter roadway maintenance practices.
Road Maintenance Division
The Road Maintenance Division handles dust control, road grading, snow plowing, culvert and drainage work and signage issues:
- Dead Animal Removal
- Dust Control
- Other Functions of Road Maintenance
- Road Grading
- Snow Removal & Plowing
- Tree Trimming
- Maintenance Request Form
Planning and Engineering
Public Works Planning and Engineering works with development review for access.
The Boulder County Comprehensive Plan (BCCP) provides guidance on gravel and paved roads accepted for maintenance in unincorporated Boulder County. Per the BCCP, Boulder County Road Maintenance cannot conduct major repairs (full roadway resurfacing) on subdivision roads, which are called “Local Access Roadways.” Our crews still conduct maintenance operations on local access 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. Learn more about local access/subdivision roads.