881 East Center Street
Monticello, Utah 84535
What We Do
The San Juan County Road Department maintains roads and associated infrastructures within unincorporated areas of San Juan County. Inside the area of about 7,929 square miles that makes up San Juan County.
The Road Department maintains 1610 miles of dirt roads, 745 miles of gravel roads, and 371 miles of paved roads. Maintaining these roads includes grading, asphalt maintenance, chip sealing, snow removal, and maintenance of borrow ditches and flood channels within the road right of ways.
Navajo Nation and Navajo Division of Transportation (NDOT) and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) take authority over roads upon Tribal lands within San Juan County, Utah. Notice: Tribal Route Ownership of all routes within Utah portions of Navajo Nation was sent to each Navajo Chapter that has land within San Juan County, Utah in August of 2018.
For any work requests, snow removal or any other questions, please use these links to contact the appropriate agency.
Navajo Division of Transportation or call:
- NDOT Road Maintenance at (505) 371-8392
- Larry Ute Joe – (928)640-1657 (Shiprock)
- Margie Begay – (505)371-8312 (Western)
- BIA – Tuba City : (928)283-2397 (Western)
- BIA – Shiprock : (505)368-3341 (Shiprock)
San Juan County Commission approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between San Juan County and NDOT in the December 18, 2018 Commission meeting. The MOU allows San Juan County to enter into job-specific Inter-Governmental Agreements (IGA). Under the IGA San Juan County may complete specif projects or maintenance chosen and funded by NDOT.
San Juan County also has a current Cooperative Agreement with the BIA for quarterly (four times per year) blade maintenance of select “dirt” or “natural” surface roads owned by the BIA.
San Juan County has successfully installed a revolutionary product for testing on County Roads. The three roads that have been treated are B2481- Landfill Road, B110 Dude Ranch and B1261- Guest Ranch Spur. The product is incorporated by spreading the dry material on the surface then utilizing a road grinder/reclaimer it is ground into the existing materials to the specified depth and then shaped, compacted and sealed with a double pin chip seal. The completed product is very similar to an asphalt paved road. If the product performs to manufacturer claims, San Juan County will be able to greatly improve roads at a fraction of the cost for conventional full replacement costs of our aging road inventory.
Please follow these links to more information and video taken during this process:
REDUCED SPEED LIMITS-San Juan Spanish Valley Sewer and Water Project– Many roads in the Spanish Valley area of Northern San Juan County will begin seeing impacts of a project to install new water and sewer systems. As a precaution, the speed limit within the impacted areas have been reduced to 25 MPH for the duration of the project. Reduced speeds will promote safety to the road users as well as the individuals completing the work for these projects. The project will begin early in January 2019 and is anticipated to last approximately 1 year. We thank you for your understanding and patience! For more information on the project click here.
If you need to add an access point twich impacts a San Juan County Road please complete an < Encroachment Permit> and fax to 435-587-2771 or email to email@example.com.
Road Closures Currently in Effect
- Winter Season- road closures should be expected at this time in many high altitude roads. Many miles of roads are not maintained through winter into the backcountry of San Juan County and some areas may become completely inaccessible by ground travel due to weather conditions. Prepare and become informed of the area you plan to enter, inform others of your plans, and check weather conditions often if you plan to venture into the backcountry.
- Decker’s Road B230 is closed at the Cottonwood Wash Crossing. The deteriorating crossing has been removed. Access to Tank Mesa area will be from Butler Wash B262. Duration of closure is unknown at this time.
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