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. Finchford Bridge Closed

    Finchford Bridge between Westfork & Winslow closed until Mid-November. Marked detour is Union Rd to Beaver Valley Rd to U Ave, T55 (Butler County) to C55 Marquis Rd / 280th St.
  2. Cedar Wapsi Rd between Hwy 63 and Burton Ave closed for culvert replacement

    Cedar Wapsi Rd between Hwy 63 & Burton Ave closed Monday, July 9, 2018 approximately 6 weeks for culvert replacement . Marked detour is Hwy 63 to Dunkerton Rd to Wagner Rd.
  3. Raymond Rd between Donald St and 3rd St in Dewar will close Monday, June 25, 2018

    Raymond Rd between Donald St & 3rd St in Dewar will close Monday, June 25th for approximately 6 weeks due to culvert replacement & resurfacing. Local traffic will have access at all times. Marked detour Donald St - Elk Run Rd - Hwy 281(Independence Ave).
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