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County Highway Department/County Engineer's Office

Office:
  3003 Terminal Avenue
  Springfield, IL 62707
Phone:
  (217) 535-3070
Hours:
  7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST
  Monday - Friday
Services:
  County Highway Maintenance and Repair
  Permits -- Overweight or Oversize Vehicles
  Permits -- Driveway Access

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The County Engineer administers the County Highway Department which constructs and maintains 253 miles of county highways and 63 bridges in Sangamon County.

The County Highway engineering department prepares road and bridge construction plans and maps of Sangamon County. They also provide information on road plans and right-of-way. The highway department is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all county highways including the following services:

  • right-of-way mowing and cleaning
  • drainage improvement and maintenance
  • inspection, repair, and painting of bridges
  • pavement repair, sweeping and snow removal
  • sign installation and repair
  • paint striping
  • establishment and posting of speed limits
Permits to allow oversize or overweight vehicles to use county highways are issued by this office. Businesses or residences that wish driveway access or roadway access to a county highway must get a permit from this office.

Upon request, the department provides advice and assistance to the 25 township highway departments concerning the 1,100 miles of highways and 172 bridges under township jurisdiction. The township highway commissioners must obtain approval from the County Highway Department for the installation of traffic control devices and any contract or purchase over $5,000.

The County Engineer or his representative serves on the Sangamon County subdivision committee and must approve public improvements within the county's subdivision jurisdiction. The County Highway Department seeks state and federal funds for county and township highways and bridges and administers the motor fuel tax program for townships.


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