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Road Department

The Socorro County Road Department is headed by Road Director Arthur Gonzales

 Department Resources

The Socorro County Road Department is responsible for the maintenance of over 1400 miles of existing county roads, as well as construction of new roads within the county's borders.

The department is divided into two divisions: maintenance and projects. The Department is headed by Road Director Arthur Gonzales.

Road Standards for adoption of County Roads can be downloaded from the Forms page (link below).

The department office is open Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM. Please keep in mind that we have a very small staff and you may need to leave a message. Road crews work Monday through Thursday, 6:30 AM to 5 PM.

Road Maintenance

The Road Maintenance division of the Public Works Department maintains over 1400 miles of roadways within the unincorporated 6000 square mile area of Socorro County; this includes over 120 miles of Forest Service Roads. We need citizen and resident help to notify us of any problems or road conditions that may need repair. Please contact the Road Department at 575-835-2041 to report road damage and maintenance requests.
  • Not all public roads are maintained by Socorro County. Each Spring, the Board of County Commissioners approves which roads will be maintained by County crews. Socorro County has thousands of miles of public roads but only those approved by the Board are scheduled for maintenance. Each mile is then scheduled for maintenance only once per year. The list of maintained roads can be found on the Resolutions page of this website and the resolution is approve in March of every calendar year. Or, please contact the department to inquire about the status of your roadway.

If your road is on the maintained mileage report, you can request work orders by contacting the department at 575-835-2041. Emergencies only can be reported after hours by dialing 911; our crews will be dispatched accordingly.

County Policies related to the Road Department

At the bottom of this page are links to Board policies relevant to the Road Department. They include the following:

  • 2010-59 Road Signage Maintenance Policy
  • 2010-80 Procedures for acceptance of a Road for County Maintenance
  • 2011-47 Road Standards (need for acceptance of a private road)
  • 2012-41 Sign Implementation and Maintenance
  • 2014-21 Placement of a Private Gate or Cattle guard across a County Road 
  • 2018-85 Speed Hump Policy

 Key Contacts


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