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The Engineering Division provides the citizens of La Plata County with a transportation system that meets increasing demands associated with:

  • Population growth
  • Improving public safety
  • Supporting the economic vitality of our community 

The County maintains partnerships with local municipalities and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), addressing inter-agency connectivity and the development of a long-range, comprehensive transportation plan to direct both short-term and long-term transportation planning decisions.

The Engineering Division ALSO:

  • Conducts Land Surveys for Road & Bridge construction projects
  • Develops Engineering Project Designs for infrastructure
  • Administers contracts for Road & Bridge construction projects
  • Inspects project work to ensure quality and compliance with the project plans and specifications
  • Permits all driveway accesses, any type of work within county right-of-ways, and also transportation applications

For addressing needs outside of City/Town limits, please contact the county's GIS Department:  970-382-6236, Jerome or Drew.

Questions for the Engineering Division - call Kelly Bachor at (970) 382-6363 or email at

At a Glance

Jim Davis, PE–County Engineer

Contact Information

1060 Main Ave., Suite 104
Durango, CO 81301(map)

P: (970) 382-6363
F: (970) 375-7986

Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm

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