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County explains which roads get plowed and in what order


Last updated 1/12/2022 at 10:34am

El Paso County

Ever wonder how El Paso County decides which roads to plow first? When it snows, plow operators work off a priority system:

"Priority One" roads get plowed first. These roads are defined as all paved roads that are identified on the El Paso County Major Transportation Corridor map as major arterials and such other road sections as defined by the Director of the Department of Transportation. There are 183 unique named Priority One roads totaling 870 miles in the county. Bradley, Fontaine, Fountain Mesa, Marksheffel and parts of Security and Widefield boulevards are examples of Priority 1 roa...

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