Public Works Road Projects

Grader moving down a gravel road

Jefferson County's unpaved roads are "gravel," meaning they are constructed and maintained with mineral aggregate or rock. Road crews maintain approximately 250-miles of gravel roads and 90 miles of unimproved (dirt) roads. Some roads with diminished traffic and located in remote areas are not maintained as frequently and during the rainy season, these roads may get rutted and rough.  Re-smoothing the road generally takes place by re-grading with a motor grader.  The County's roads are all on a maintenance schedule based on many factors including weather and time of year.

As part of our regular maintenance program, our road crews blade every road not hard surfaced in the County and we value it as one of the most important recurring functions of Public Works.