County Road News & Info

2017 Spring Load Restriction to begin

On February 8, 2017, due to spring thaw conditions, weight restrictions will be imposed on the roads indicated:
Roads:
County Road 5, Piceance Creek Road
County Road 7, Strawberry Creek Road
County Road 21, Bonanza Road
County Road 24, Ryan Gulch Road
Restrictions:
14,000 Lbs. Actual Axle Weight (total load weight divided by number of axles not allowed).
10,000 Lbs. maximum weight per "Drop" Axle.
See Schedule and Details.



County Roads and OHV's:

Rio Blanco County allows the use of Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV’s) on designated Rio Blanco County Roads subject to certain rules and regulations detailed in Rio Blanco County Resolution No. 2011-43.  The County designated these roads in Rio Blanco County Resolution No. 2016-23,  2012-14 and 2013-29.

The current Rio Blanco County designated roads are:
All County Roads EXCEPT County Roads 1 (Blue Mountain Road), 5 (Piceance Creek Road) and 7 (Strawberry Creek Road)

For more information about the OHV-designated trail system, see the Wagon Wheel OHV Trail System and Meeker Chamber of Commerce websites


2016 Projects Planned:


  • Complete County Road 0 Bridge
  • Complete design and replace County Road 73 Bridge
  • Overlay 5 to 7 miles on County Road 8
  • Replace Stock Pass #4 on County Road 5
  • Re-align County Road 46 due to erosion
  • Forest Service cooperative projects on County Road 10, County Road 38 and County Road 48
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