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Director
Karen Riggs


 

Highways Contact Email  
highways@cochise.az.gov

 

Floodplain Contact Email 
floodplain@cochise.az.gov

Main Office (Bisbee)
1415 Melody Ln., Bldg. F 
Bisbee, AZ 85603
(520) 432-9300
1-800 -752-3745

Benson Service Center: 
Extension Office: Rm. 239
126 W. 5th Street
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 586-8283

Road Yards:

Benson
901 E. 4th Street
Benson, AZ 85602
586-3272

Bisbee
1237 Hereford Rd.
Bisbee, AZ 85603
(520) 432-9300 (Call Main Office)

Douglas
3665 N. Leslie Canyon Rd.
Douglas, AZ 85607
805-5700

Willcox
500 N Railroad Ave.
Willcox, AZ 85643
384- 7170


Elfrida
3988 W. Thompson Rd.
Elfrida, AZ 85610
642-9350

Highway and Floodplain

MISSION STATEMENT

   Highway

  • To maintain and repair, in a reasonably safe and cost effective manner, the County roads that have been accepted by the Cochise County Board of Supervisors and are included in the Cochise County Road Maintenance System
  • To make improvements and construct new roads as funds are available and at the direction of the Cochise County Board of Supervisors.

   Floodplain

  • To provide Cochise County citizens with education on flood hazards, building requirements, and information about the National Flood Insurance Program in order to reduce flood damage and maintain the environmental benefits provided by floodplains.


HIGHWAY DIVISION

The Highway Operations Division of the Cochise County Highway and Floodplain Department is charged with constructing and maintaining certain designated public roadways in Cochise County. This does not include roads within the incorporated cities and towns, State highways and certain public roads not constructed to County standards and not approved by the Board of Supervisors for maintenance.

Where to get more information...

Please read our Highway Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the services offered by this department and a variety of related subjects of interest to citizens of Cochise County.


FLOODPLAIN DIVISION

    To view ­­Floodplain Regulations   click here

Statutory Authorization 

The State of Arizona requires that local governmental units adopt floodplain management regulations designed to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of its citizenry.

See: Arizona Revised Statutes §48-3601 through §48-3627(Scroll down to Chapter 21, Article 1.)

The Flood Control District of Cochise County is charged with regulating the use of land in accordance with these regulations and those specified in the Cochise County Floodplain Regulations, originally adopted December 1984 and revised several times since then.

   Flood Insurance Rate Maps:

/uploadedImages/Highway_and_Floodplain/image002.jpgFloodplains are delineated on the Federal Insurance Rate Maps. The Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA prepares studies providing local agencies with the necessary information to administer their floodplains.

If a building or residence is determined to be located in a Floodplain then Floodplain use permits are required.

 

 

To view descriptions of zone designations on FIRM Mapsclick here. 


 Where to get more information...

If you have concerns about anything related to seasonal flooding, flood insurance or matters concerning home construction, please look for additional information in Floodplain Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).  You may find answers to your questions here, and you can refer back to specific items as necessary.

Looking for information about Flood Insurance Programs?  Please click *here* .

SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS

(This can also be viewed through the Planning & Zoning Department s Main Page under Related Links.)


COCHISE COUNTY ROADWAY CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS 

 

SIGNS  

Where to get more information...

For information about Signage and our Field Technical Services Division, and to view frequently asked questions about our Signage Maintenance Program, such as What color should my street sign be? , or How can I get a speed limit sign on my road?, please use the following link to: Signing Field Technical Services. 

Operations Maintenance

Operations Maintenance conducts field work from five individual Road Yard bases (Highway Maintenance Yards) in the North and South districts.   Crews cover County Maintained roads according to prioritized scheduling and approved work plans, and routine maintenance activities range from the grading of native surfaced roads and the repair or preservation of paved road surfaces, to drainage and other roadside maintenance.  A wide variety of additional work is performed to maintain structures and guarantee safe driving conditions on roads within the network of County Maintained Roads.    Seasonal projects may include the combined resources of more than one Road Yard Crew and equipment shared by both North and South Districts.   Crews may be spread out over hundreds of square miles performing routine maintenance activities, emergency repairs and storm patrols, or they may converge during chip seal season to construct and pave roads or perform other highly visible surface maintenance projects.  No matter the job, the presence of our Operations Maintenance Crews and other Highway & Floodplain support staff is vital to the transportation needs of citizens in every corner of Cochise County. 

Where to get more information...

If you would like to know a little more about the maintenance process and how dirt roads are actually graded, constructed and repaired, or if you d just like to know a bit about the equipment and operators, click on the link and take a look at this interesting addition to the Highway & Floodplain Department s site.   It s a crash course in road maintenance!

Your area is served by one of the following facilities:

  • BISBEE HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE YARD
  • DOUGLAS HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE YARD
  • WILLCOX HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE YARD
  • BENSON HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE YARD
  • ELFRIDA HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE YARD

(Please direct  ALL Service Call Requests for road maintenance or other needs to our Administration Office in Bisbee: 432-9300.)

To Report Hazards, Illegal Dumping on travel ways, or Damage to roads and signs, call 1-800 -752-3745 or our Administration Main Line at (520) 432-9300.   After office hours, please leave voicemail messages and include contact information.

Emergencies requiring response from law enforcement or other services should be reported by calling 911.

 

Cochise County Is Dedicated To Prompt, Courteous And Efficient Service