The mission of the Chaves County Road Department is to consistently manage and administer the road network of Chaves County. This is accomplished by prioritizing the construction, improvements, and maintenance of roads for the benefit of all citizens of Chaves County.
The Road Department employs 45 people who are responsible for maintaining 1,440 miles of road. 971 miles are gravel/dirt roads that are maintained by our construction section. 469 miles are surfaced (or chip sealed) roads and are maintained by the maintenance section. This includes installation and maintenance of drainage structures and cattle guards. Our fleet management section is responsible for the maintenance and repair of our vehicles and equipment.
In conjunction with road network management, we issue permits for driveways, cattle guards, drainage culverts, and pipelines that cross or are adjacent to county roads and in county right-of-ways. Fees are associated with the permits (for the costs of processing the permits only).