The Fremont County Department of Transportation is responsible for the maintenance and construction of those roadway and drainage structure assets sustained through the direct and indirect efforts of Fremont County. We strive to be effective and efficient in the management of the transportation related infrastructure as needed within the public right-of-way of Fremont County maintained roads.
Fremont County Department of Transportation and the City of Cañon City held the 3nd annual Equipment Roadeo on August 1st, 2013, at the Fremont County Fair.
There were 25 participants this year from Pueblo County, Teller County, Fremont County and City of Cañon City.
The overall Champion for a second straight year was Bryan Boyer of Pueblo County and the Reserve Champion was Tony Fabrizio of City of Cañon City.
The Division Winners were:
Loader: 1st Place Jake Miles, City of Cañon City and 2nd Place Jason Cooper, City of Cañon City.
Grader: 1st Place Tony Fabrizio, City of Cañon City and 2nd Place Bryan Boyer, Pueblo County
Backhoe: 1st Place Carl Hall, City of Cañon City and 2nd Place Bob Blunt, Teller County.
Yearly Project Report for 2012
Conserving Water While Maintaining Roads
There have been concerns by Fremont County residents about the water used for roadway maintenance during such drought conditions.
While we are conserving water as much as possible, it is necessary to apply water to the roads for some of the more critical operations-such as dust suppressant and major blading/grading operations. Water preserves the gravel on the road and holds the road together both during and after blading, as well as keeping the dust down. If water was not used while blading, we would be sending our crews back out to blade the next day-thereby wasting even more manpower and equipment hours. We are not using the water merely as a dust suppressant-which would be wasteful. We are mindful of the issue and are conserving our resources and budget dollars as best we can. Anyone wishing to discuss road issues or concerns may contact FCDOT directly at 275-2047.
ADDA 2011-2012 Design Drafting Contest Winner
The Fremont County Department of Transportation and the Board of County Commissioners recognized Nick Pings, student at Cañon City High School, during the April 24, 2012 meeting, for his placement in the ADDA's national design drafting contest in the open category.
Nick is a drafting student under the direction of Michael Geesaman, who was also in attendance. Nick received the American Design and Drafting Association's Presidents award for his drawing of FRCO 9-112A Bridge.
We are pleased for Nick, as well as proud of his accomplishment. Way to go, Nick!