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2021 Emergency Preparedness Guide

2021 Emergency Prep
  1. County Public Works Online Surplus Property Auction Underway

    This is Public Works’ first surplus property auction in over two years. The auction will continue into October to help manage the large amount of surplus inventory that has accumulated during this period. Read on...
  2. Phase One of the Parks Road Reconstruction Project Breaks Ground Next Week

    The $1.5 million project includes replacement of approximately 1.2 miles of deteriorated pavement on Parks Road, Old Route 66, and Government Prairie Road. These improvements will extend roadway life, improve rideability, and reduce maintenance costs. Read on...

About Public Works

Coconino County Public Works maintains ~1,000 miles of roadways across a vast, spectacular landscape in northern Arizona. In addition to Road Maintenance, the department also administers the County’s Flood Control District and provides Fleet Services to all County departments.

With a budget exceeding $25 million, the department is funded by gas tax revenue and, more importantly, a locally controlled sales tax dedicated solely to road maintenance services and capital projects. Sixty-five percent of the County’s voters approved Proposition 403, the Road Maintenance Sales Tax in 2014, providing over $10 million in revenues annually and supporting investments in our people, organizational improvements, capital projects and equipment for the next 14 years.

The Road Maintenance Sales Tax has funded about $49 million in capital project expenditures including pavement preservation projects since 2014. These funds are also supporting investments in technology, including a state-of-the art pavement management system that has been populated with data from the most sophisticated pavement evaluation technology available. Public Works is very successful in securing grants, including about $40 million in federal Land Access Program (FLAP) grants.