Engineer

Our Mission


The mission of the County Engineer and Secondary Roads Department is to develop, construct, manage and maintain a safe and modern network of county roads and bridges, by being efficient, financially responsible and environmental stewards to the residents and visitors of Black Hawk County.
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The Engineering Department Responsibilities:

  • Surveys, designs, inspects and administers roadway and bridge construction projects within the Secondary Roads & Farm to Market systems
  • Maintains a number of resources; including section corner ties, flood maps, flood studies, field books and aerial photography
  • Inspects the Counties bridges on a regular basis to assess their condition and safety
  • Issues various permits, including, driveway, utility and moving permits
  • Acquires right-of-way
  • Develops a 5-year plan

The Maintenance Department Responsibilities:

  • Road grading
  • Replacing rock
  • Snow removal
  • Seal coating
  • Traffic signing
  • Roadside vegetation management
  • Ditch cleaning
  • Bridge and culvert construction and repairs
  1. Watters Rd closed between Hollis Rd and Platt Rd

    Starting Monday, July 17, 2017, Watters Rd between Hollis Rd & Platt Rd will be closed approximately 6 weeks for bridge replacement. There is no marked detour.
  2. Dunkerton Road Closed

    Dunkerton Road between Streeter Road and Wagner Road will be closed starting June 21st for bridge replacement. Approximate length of closure is four months.
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