Road & Bridge

Summit County Road and Bridge Department is responsible for the year round maintenance of 145 roadway miles, of which 90 miles are asphalt-surfaced and 55 miles are gravel surfaced. Seasonal maintenance is provided for 73 miles of forest service roads, which are unimproved (dirt) roads, and 25 miles of recreational pathways.

Summit County, Colorado, is a thriving resort community with a great demand on the transportation infrastructure. Our roads are vital to the smooth flow of traffic to the towns, resorts, and residential neighborhoods, and our department's commitment to the traveling public is reflected in our Mission Statement: To provide the best transportation system possible, that most effectively and safely moves the traveling public.

The Code of the West is a great reference for understanding the differences in level of service provided between rural mountain living in unincorporated portions of the County and urban living with Town limits.

The Road & Bridge Department is currently staffed as follows:

  • Road & Bridge Director
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Asset Technician
  • Right of Way Inspector
  • Operations Manager
  • 2 Operations Supervisors
  • 15 Heavy Equipment Operators
  • 2 Seasonal Equipment Operators
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Historic Heeney Road
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Heeney Road - 2005
185 HP Road Grader

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Road & Bridge Department
Physical Address
0037 Peak One Drive
PO Box 626
Frisco, CO 80443

Phone: (970) 668-3590

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Infrastructure Assets

The Road and Bridge Department is responsible for the inventory, condition assessment, and maintenance of Summit County’s unincorporated roadway network assets. These assets include:

Asphalt and gravel roads
Bridges
Culverts
Curbs and gutters
Guardrails
Signs

Roadway network assets are spatially referenced with GPS and/or GIS technology. Asset information is collected during the condition assessment. CarteGraph asset management software tracks maintenance activities, serves as the rating system for road network assets, and is used for predicting future maintenance activities.