Road Maintenance

Road maintenance calendar for County Roads:

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Birth of a pothole
With relatively mild weather, warmer than usual weather, and heavy precipitation, we get potholes on gravel and asphalt roads.  All roads are subject to the freeze thaw process, which is amplified when we receive wet weather.  The Road & Bridge Department performs road maintenance year around but cannot grade a gravel road until the road surface is the right consistency.  Grading does not work well, and can make the road worse, if the surface is too wet/muddy.  We prioritize grading daily and create the schedule above.  This does change quickly depending on conditions.  Asphalt potholes follow the same rule and must be completely dry to adhere. 

Please call or use our Repair Request Form to contact us for your repair requests.  Thank you.


October 12, 2023                                                                   

Public meeting slated for Grandview highway improvements

The Colorado Department of Transportation, in partnership with La Plata County and the City of Durango, will hold a public meeting on a draft State Highway Access Control Plan (ACP) for future improvements to Highways 160 and 172. The ACP is a planning document that will inform and drive future access and circulation to the affected routes as development continues in the Grandview area.

An "Access Control Plan" is a long-range transportation plan which designates access locations and their level of access (or movements allowed) for the purpose of bringing those portions of roadway included in the ACP into conformance with their functional classification to the extent feasible. [§ 43-2-147(8)(a), C.R.S.]  An ACP provides an opportunity for local agencies to participate in creating a plan specific to the conditions along a specific highway corridor.

Once completed, the ACP will be adopted by CDOT, La Plata County and the City of Durango through an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA), which will be followed until the agencies go through a formal amendment process to update the plan.

Implementation of ACP's along a corridor provide the following outcomes:

  • Provide safe, effective, and efficient through travel for traffic.
  • Provide safe, effective, and efficient access to and from Highway 160 and Highway 172 for businesses, residents, and visitors.
  • Maintain compatibility with existing and proposed off-system connections that provide local circulation to support the transportation system.
  • Support the development of alternative modes, including transit, pedestrian, and bicycle routes.
  • Allow for incremental implementation as changes within the corridor occur.
  • Support the economic viability of the plan area.
  • Support local planning efforts.
  • Provide predictability and expectations for access as it relates to land use planning throughout the corridor.

The meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Faith Community Church, 1400 Hwy. 172. Representatives from the involved agencies will provide information and answer questions on the purpose and need of the ACP as well as present the long-term goals of the project. The public is welcome to provide feedback on the ACP.

For more information, please call (970) 385-4546 or email