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Traffic Engineering

Weld County has approximately 2,345 miles of gravel and over 677 miles of paved roads to maintain. The traffic using our roads continues to increase as the county grows in population. To assist in the maintenance of county roads, the Engineering Division routinely counts road segments. Approximately 500 miles of roads are counted on an annual basis. We also control access to county roads and recommend signing and speed limit changes based on engineering criteria.

Please contact Janet Lundquist at jlundquist@weldgov.com for more information regarding signing, traffic counts, or traffic engineering issues.

 

Memorial Signs

The memorial sign must be requested by the victim’s family or other sponsor with the consent of the victim’s family, utilizing the form set forth in the Weld County Code, Appendix 8-L. Upon submittal of a Roadside Memorial Sign Application with fee to the Weld County Public Works Department, Weld County shall review application for acceptance. (Application form and additional information can be found at the bottom of the page of the following link) Memorial Signs

 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How is the speed limit determined on my road?

The speed limit is 55 mph on all Weld County roads, except where posted otherwise. A traffic investigation can be performed by Weld County Public Works to determine if a change in the speed limit is justified based on the following factors:

  • Vehicle speed data (85th percentile)
  • Roadside development
  • Accident experience
  • Road characteristics
  • Hazardous locations (curves)

Please see the Establishing Realistic Speed Limits Brochure in the right-hand column of this page for more information.

 

2. Can I have the speed limit changed?

Simply contact the Weld County Engineering Division and request a change. The County will make a determination of any reduction or increase in speed limit based on the following criteria:

  • Road characteristics, grade, alignment and sight distance
  • The 85th percentile speed and pace speed
  • Roadside development, culture and roadside friction
  • Safe speed for curves or hazardous locations within the zone
  • Parking practices and pedestrian activity
  • Reported accident experience for at least a 12-month period

A speed limit change request typically requires a special traffic study and can take 60-90 days to complete depending on the time of year. The final determination of any speed change will be made by the Board of County Commissioners based on recommendations from the Public Works Director. 

Please see the Establishing Realistic Speed Limits Brochure in the right-hand column of this page for more information.

 

3. How do we get a stop sign installed at an intersection near our home?

The installation of stop signs requires a special engineering study to determine if the signs are warranted. As part of the study, an engineer will consider the following criteria.

  • Intersection of a less important road with a main road where application of the normal right-of-way rule would not be expected to provide reasonable compliance with the law
  • Street entering a through highway or street
  • Un-signalized intersection in a signalized area
  • High speeds, restricted view or accident record indicate a need for control by a stop sign

Contact the Weld County Engineering Division to request a stop sign warrant study. This type of study typically can be completed within 60-90 days. The final determination of any stop sign installation will be made by the Board of County Commissioners based on recommendations from the Public Works Director. 

Please see the Multi-Way Stop Signs Brochure in the right-hand column of this page for more information.

 

4. What is County Road jurisdiction?

The County has jurisdiction of roads located within the County and Cities have the jurisdiction of roads located within their respective city limits. The Weld County GIS department maintains the maps of the various city limits throughout the County and is available for viewing on their webpage.

 

5. How can I report a missing stop sign?

Missing stops signs are considered a safety hazard. During normal business hours, please notify the Public Works Department at 970-304-6496. On weekends or after hours, it should be reported to Weld County Dispatch at 970-356-4000 ext 2700.

Public Works crews will install a temporary stop sign and will also set barricades for emergency road damage conditions.

Note: After hours crews will not respond to non-safety related issues such as tree trimming or potholes.

Guidelines for Traffic Impact Studies

Contact Information

Janet Lundquist
Support Services Manager
email:
phone:
(970) 304-6496 x 3726
Public Works Department
1111 H Street, Greeley
phone:
(970) 304-6496 x 3750
fax:
(970) 304-6497

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 758
Greeley, CO 80632