Highway works closely with Flood Control and Drainage Master Planning Section in the Engineering Section to report and assist in mitigation efforts.
The Operations Division performs minor, major and critical maintenance of the components that make up the drainage system. The system is comprised of two basic categories:
- Closed Systems – Inlets, Manholes, Pipes and Culverts
- Open Systems – Drainage-ways, Ditches, Ponds, and Curb/Gutter
The county receives waters and sediments they carry from both public and private runoff which will ultimately be delivered to state water ways.
The primary drainage maintenance for the Operations Division includes:
- Culvert Repairs/Replacement
- Erosion/Wash-out Repairs
To report a road issue, please click here.
The Operations Division is responsible for Right-of-Way (ROW) maintenance that is typically within or adjacent to roadways, drainage ways, and county owned property. The primary ROW maintenance for the Operations Division includes:
- Street Sweeping (include this content: https://www.adcogov.org/street-sweeping-program)
- Guardrail Repair
- Litter Control
- Road Shouldering
- Minor Bridge Maintenance
- Dust Control
- Patching, paving, potholing, and grading
ROW maintenance requires an organized approach based on funding, available resources, divisional capability, and return on investment.
Emergencies / Disasters
The Operations Division is a first responder in emergency situations and/or disasters, working closely with the police and fire departments. Highway has an important role in ensuring the safety of the citizens. Highway closely partners with the Office of Emergency Management. Please report any emergencies to ADCOM, 303.288.1535, or call 911. They will contact Public Works Highway.
The Adams County Board of County Commissioners has authorized an enhanced street sweeping program for paved roads with curb and gutter installations. In addition to the aesthetic benefits of this initiative, it will also reduce debris and silt build up in the county’s stormwater drainage infrastructure.
Adams County roads included in the street sweeping program are shown on the map below. The program targets sweeping all included roads eight times per year, or approximately once every six weeks. The exact schedule is weather-dependant. If you have questions about the program, contact the Public Works Operations Division at 303.853.7137.
For roadway emergencies, please call ADCOM at 303.288.1535 or dial 911. To report an issue outside of regular working hours for all unincorporated Adams County areas, please call 303.853.7137 and leave a message.