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. Streeter Rd Closed from Dunkerton Rd to Mt Vernon Rd

    Streeter Rd Closed from Dunkerton Rd to Mt Vernon Rd due to frost boils.
  2. Rickard Rd. closed due to large frost boil

    Rickard Rd. is closed between Spring Creek Rd and the County line due to muddy conditions/frost boil
  3. 10 Ton Embargo on Miller Creek Rd from 400 ft west of Hwy 218 to Cotter Rd

    10 Ton Embargo on Miller Creek Rd from 400 ft west of Hwy 218 to Cotter Rd
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