Road and Bridge
The Road and Bridge Department maintains and repairs over 600 miles of paved, gravel, and graded roads in unincorporated Alamosa County.
Other responsibilities include:
- Patching, paving, potholing, grading.
- Mowing and spraying weeds within county right-of-ways.
- Gravel Road maintenance and dust control.
- Snow and ice removal.
- Replacing and repairing culverts and signage.
Ph. (719) 589-6262
8663 South County Rd 109
Alamosa, CO 81101
Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Photo Credit: NPS/Patrick Myers
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Roads are maintained on a schedule but it changes based on the season and other factors such as inclement weather, snow, and other maintenance projects. If you would like to know when your road will be maintained you can call our office at (719) 589-6262. If you have a concern about a particular road, please submit a Road Conditions Report.
Alamosa County only maintains roads in the county road system. Not all roads in Alamosa County were formally adopted into the county road system and Alamosa County, by law, can only repair and maintain roads in the county road system.There are many miles of roads that are not maintained by the county, which means no grading or snow plowing, and even some public roads that are not maintained by anyone.
If your road is unpaved, it is highly unlikely that Alamosa County will pave it in the foreseeable future. Check carefully with the Alamosa County Road and Bridge Department when any statement is made by the seller of any property that indicates an unpaved road will be paved.
Unpaved roads generate dust when traffic reaches specific levels. Alamosa County does not treat county roads to suppress the dust. Dust is a factor of life for most rural residents. If you reside near unpaved Alamosa County roads, you may be able to obtain a permit from the Road and Bridge Department to treat the road for dust suppression using a county approved contractor at your expense.
In July 1990, the Colorado Legislature passed a bill called the “Colorado Weed Management Act.” This bill requires all landowners to manage noxious weeds on their property.
Alamosa County only removes noxious weeds on county right-of ways. We do not have any resources to help property owners remove weeds on private property at this time. To report a noxious weed concern please submit a Noxious Weed Report or contact the Alamosa County Noxious Weed Officer at (719) 589-3812.
Even though you pay property taxes to the county, the amount of tax collected does not cover the cost of the services provided to rural residents. In general, tax revenues derived from oil and gas production, commercial, industrial, agricultural and forest uses and activities in the County subsidize the lifestyle of those who live in the country by making up the shortfall between the cost of services and the revenues received from rural dwellers.