Road Department Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the safety and quality of roads and bridges under the county's jurisdiction. Des Moines County has 640 miles of secondary roads and 103 bridges
  • Responsible for design and construction on road and bridge projects within the county
  • Responsible for the supervision of maintenance and construction on all secondary roads in the county
  • Responsible for issuing permits pertaining to roadway and right-of-way use
  • Responsible for the installation of traffic signs, maintaining road surfaces, ditch drainage, vegetation control, and winter snow and ice removal

Road Maintenance Questions:

If you have any questions concerning road maintenance issues in rural Des Moines County, please contact Engineer's Office at 753-8241 or the Shop at 753-8154.