Road & Bridge

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ROAD MAINTENANCE: For the week of November 29-December 2: Crews will be grading in the Idlewild area. Crews will be working on Ridgway shop improvements.

***Subject to changes due to weather or emergencies***

CR 361 seasonal closure will begin Nov 18 per Road and Bridge
Superintendent Barger.
Because of frequent unsafe conditions on CR-361 (Camp Bird Road), and persistent unsafe conditions on the CR-26 series (High Country Roads),  CR-361 will be closed to public vehicle traffic at Senator Gulch beginning Thursday, 18 November.  This closure will remain in effect throughout the Winter season.  Foot traffic remains permissible on all roads.


Ouray County has contracted with Valley Pavement Maintenance to provide crack-sealing services on all paved County roads.  Our contractor will commence work on Tuesday, October 19, 2021.  This work will begin on CR-24A, CR-24, CR-1 (escarpment), and Loghill Village.  Updates will be provided as the project progresses.  The traveling public should expect some delays when they encounter our contractor as the work will be accomplished through single lane closures – no roads will be closed entirely in support of this project. 

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11/18/21 EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: High County Roads closed for season.
High Country Roads Currently OPEN:
• CR-5 (Miller Mesa).
High Country Roads CLOSED for the Season – TRAVEL NOT ADVISED – NO SERVICES:
• CR-361 (Camp Bird Rd) – closed to public vehicle traffic at Senator Gulch.  Also affected by this closure is the CR-26 Series (Yankee Boy Basin, Governor Basin, Sidney Basin, Silver Basin, Richmond Basin and Imogene Pass);
•  CR-31 (Red Mountain Town);
• CR-7 (Blue Lakes Trailhead);
• CR-20 Series (Brown Mountain and Corkscrew Pass);
• CR-18 (Engineer Pass); and,
• CR-8 (Owl Creek Pass).


Responsibilities


The Ouray County Road and Bridge Department is responsible for constructing, maintaining, and snow plowing roads in Ouray County. Crews maintain over 300 miles of diverse roadways in the County, from 4WD roads in the southern end of the County to highly-traveled dirt and gravel roads on Log Hill Mesa. 

The Road and Bridge Superintendent presents monthly reports to the Board of County Commissioners. 
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