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Road & Bridge Department

OphirPass The Road & Bridge Department maintains County Roads. The Department Head reports directly to the Board of County Commissioners.

Phone Number: (970) 327-4835

Road and Bridge Department 10 Year Work Plan divided by District. Includes Maps!
10 Year Work Plan  (2013)                                                                                                                                                                                               

  • General
  • Road Conditions/Closures
  • Permits
  • District Shops

Phone: (970) 327-4835
See District Shops tab for each District's contact information

Fax: (970) 327-4090
General Email:

Business Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm

Glockson Building
1120 Summit Street
PO Box 426
Norwood, CO 81423

Mike Horner, Road Supervisor
Andie Gardner
Phyllis Shaffer

Staff emails:

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watch Road conditions can change at any timewatch

watchOvernight storms can close roads without warningwatch


jump High Mountain Passes

Passes currently OPEN*
Last Dollar Pass
4WD and good tires are required. Road can be slick!

Passes currently CLOSED*
Ophir Pass
Imogene Pass
Black Bear Pass

Follow San Miguel County on SanMiguelCounty or for status updates and pictures!

*Pass openings are kept up to date with current status reports. Last update 10/1/2014- 10:15 am.

Estimated Spring time opening dates for Black Bear, Imogene & Ophir Passes
Ophir Pass is usually open by mid-June
Imogene Pass is usually open by mid-July
                       Opening begins after completion of Ophir Pass
Black Bear Pass is usually open by the 3rd week in July
                        Opening begins after completion of Imogene Pass

These dates can vary substantially depending on the amount of snow, avalanche danger, spring runoff, equipment and personnel availability and geologic hazards.
Call (970) 327-4835 if you have questions or check this site for up to date road conditions!

jump Telluride Area - District 1

Hastings Mesa (Hwy 62 to Hwy 145- Top of Dallas to Sawpit)
Iron Springs (Hwy 145 through to Hwy 62)
57P (Fall Creek Road) to Woods Lake
Horsefly (Z60, 59Z, 60X) From Hwy 62 to Montrose County Line
Little Cone Road - CR G49


*Updated 7/2/2014


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Norwood/Dolores Road
                Dolores County Road and Bridge- 970.677.2328

Little Cone Road - CR G49


*Updated 7/2/2014

jump Basin & Egnar Area - District 3 & 4
No report
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State Highway Summer Projects exit

Colorado Road Conditions exit

Telluride Area 970.728.4111
Norwood Area 970.327.4921
Ridgway Area 970.626.4377
Nucla Area 970.864.7881
Dispatch 970.249.4392


****Permits can take up to a week to be approved and returned to applicant****

Any proposed access to a County Road requires a Driveway Permit, which can be downloaded here. The application form is also available at the Building Department, the Road and Bridge Department, and each of the County Shops.

doc Driveway Permit Application Use this form to print and hand write the information.
doc Electronic Driveway Permit Application Use this form to download, fill out and e-mail.

Special Construction Permit is required for any disturbance to a County road or right-of-way not considered normal public use; including, but not limited to the following:

  • utility excavation,
  • private maintenance of a County Road,
  • filming of commercials when road conditions are altered, or
  • the operation of any hauling estimated to be in excess of 3,000,000 pounds within a twelve-month period.

doc Special Construction Permit Application Use this form to print and hand write information.
doc Electronic Special Construction Permit Use this form to download, fill out and e-mail.

Instructions for Electronic Fillable Forms:

  1. Click to download the specific permit (Electronic Driveway Permit or Electronic Special Construction Permit).
  2. Open the permit in Microsoft Word (version 97 up to 2010). Please note if using Word 2010 or 2013 go to File- Info- Enable Editing to begin inputting information.
  3. Fill out the grey boxes with your information.
  4. Type your name and date on page 2- permits without this signature will not be accepted.
  5. Save the document on your computer.
  6. Open your email program, attach the completed permit and email to

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jump District 1, Deep Creek Shop - Roads east of Goodenough Gulch and Specie Creek

(970) 728-3726

15553 Highway 145, Telluride, CO 81435

District Supervisor
Mike Kimball

jump District 2, Norwood Shop - Roads on Wrights Mesa and the Lone Cone

(970) 327-4430

39595 Highway 145, Norwood, CO 81423

District Supervisor
Bill Wilson

jump District 3, Basin Shop - Roads west of Miramonte, Dry Creek Basin to Slickrock

(970) 864-7644

329 County Road U29 E, Dry Creek Basin

District Supervisor
Tony Gallob

jump District 4, Egnar Shop - Roads west of Slickrock to the Utah and Dolores County boundaries

(970) 677-2220 or 864-7644

4107 County Road H1, Egnar, CO 81425

District Supervisor
Tony Gallob


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