1,000+ Miles of Gravel Roads
El Paso County has more than 2,000 centerline miles of roads, half of which are gravel roads.
The gravel roads are divided into 23 distinct maintenance areas which are comprised of between 20 to 90 centerline miles of road.
Most gravel roads are maintained on a six to eight week schedule. Section line roads and higher traffic roads get more attention.
El Paso County Department of Public Works has staff assigned to the maintenance areas to conduct resurfacing, ditching, and profiling of gravel roads.
During the spring, summer and fall, the Department of Public Works is busy with traditional upkeep and repairs on the gravel roads including, grading, dust abatement, and graveling.
Most gravel roads have an established center crown with 28 feet of total width, 24 foot road width, and 2 foot shoulders.