The Road Department is the largest and most visible component of Navajo DOT; many use it to gauge the Division’s efforts in Chapter communities. Our road crews who work daily in Chapter communities use the experience and contact with people to recommend improvements in the field. Our objective to locate maintenance yards in local communities will bring services closer to families and improve cost effectiveness, reliability, and response time to situations.
The Department has primary responsibility for maintenance of dirt roads owned by the Navajo Nation. As necessary, they assist non-Navajo road maintenance entities usually during declared emergencies from snows or floods. They replace, install or clean out culverts and cattle guards; grade roads and improve drainage; repair pot holes and right of way fences; and, improve roads with sub-base road materials.