Road Maintenance Division
The Maintenance Division of the Public Works Department is responsible for road maintenance, including snow removal, on county-system roadways throughout Coconino County. Roadways which must be maintained include regular county system roadways, primitive roadways and numerous other classes of roads maintained through cooperative intergovernmental agreements, including road maintenance services for some roadways in the Navajo Nation.
Funding for road maintenance is primarily derived from the Highway User Revenue Fund (HURF), which is generated by gasoline taxes and vehicle license fees. It also is funded by Proposition 403, the Road Maintenance Sales Tax that was approved by County voters in November 2014. Absolutely no property taxes are used for road maintenance or construction purposes.
Coconino County is divided into four maintenance districts, each of which has a maintenance district supervisor and a maintenance crew.
More About Road Maintenance
- Coconino County maintains 930 miles of roadways county-wide including approximately 319 miles of paved roadways and 611 miles of unpaved roadways
Coconino County Public Works maintains over 1,000 miles of roadways across a vast expanse of spectacular landscape in Northern Arizona. In addition to road maintenance, the Department also administers the County’s Flood Control District and provides Fleet Management Services to all County departments. With a budget exceeding $30 million, the department is funded not only by gas tax revenue but importantly has a locally controlled sales tax dedicated to solely to road maintenance services. 65% of the County’s voters approved Proposition 403 in 2014, which is providing over $8 million in revenues annually and supporting investments in organizational improvements, capital projects and equipment for the next 18 years. The Department’s Director is committed to an inclusive and collaborative leadership approach to departmental decision-making, and to supporting a thriving culture characterized by highly engaged team members.