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Road Classification
CLEAR CREEK COUNTY
CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTIONS OF ROAD SYSTEM


Primary: - Through roads and connections carrying heavy traffic flow into and out of subdivisions and various sectors of the county. Primary roads can have either asphalt surface and/or gravel surface, and are graded and drained. Roads in this category carry school bus traffic and mail routes and receive first day snow removal service by the Road and Bridge Department. 


Secondary #1: - Graveled, graded and drained roadways which are connectors carrying traffic into and out of subdivisions and various sectors of the county. Secondary #1 roads are capable of carrying school bus traffic and mail routes at the approval of the Board of County Commissioners only. Secondary #1 roads receive first day snow removal service from the Road and Bridge Department, unless existing conditions curtail secondary service in order to focus operations on Primary Roads. 


Secondary #2: - Graveled, graded and drained roadways which are not approved for school bus service or mail routes. Secondary #2 roads receive second or third day snow removal service from the Road and Bridge Department.


Secondary #3: - Roads classified as Secondary #3, are roads that do not meet vertical or horizontal alignment standards, have a twelve to fifteen foot driving surface, and do not allow for the safe passage of two vehicles. The driving surface is generally not covered with a classified aggregate base coarse. Roads with this classification which are maintained on a year round basis, can expect snow removal on the third or forth day, and may not receive snow removal with each snowfall. Additionally, these roads may not receive road grading on a regular basis, and some roads in this classification may have a seasonal maintenance classification which will show on the road list as (S) denoting no winter maintenance.


Secondary #4: - Roads falling into this category have a wide variety of road surfaces and provide ingress / egress for the traveling public. These roads include; roads which are declared public highways pursuant to CRS 43-2-201 and R-98-181 by the Board of County Commissioners, and plated dedicated roadways in existing subdivisions which do not meet road design specifications. These roads are open and public roadways but are not included in the Road Mileage Tax System of the state of Colorado. Most of these roads are traversable by four wheel drive vehicles only. These roads receive no snow removal, but may be periodically repaired by the Road and Bridge Department at the direction of the Board of County Commissioners.


Schedule A: - Determined annually by United States Forest Service / Clear Creek County agreement.