Highway Department & County Engineer

General Information 

  • Maintain County Roads and Right-of-ways
    • Paved Roads = 559 Miles
    • Stone Roads = 104 Miles
  • Maintenance and Repair
    • Improvements to Roads and Side Ditch Drainage
    • Stoning Roads
    • Chip and Seal
    • Patching – Paved and Stone Roads
    • Fix Washouts
    • Storm Damage – tree & brush removal on road and right-of-way
    • Signs
    • Snow Plowing and Salt/Sand
    • Drainage – culverts, catch basin, and side ditch tiles
    • Mailbox Approaches
    • Berming
  • Current Projects
    • New Roads - to be chip and sealed
      • 750 S between 300 W & 400 W
      • 850 S between 300 W & State Rd 116
    • Wedge and Level Roads
      • 350 E between State Rd & 700 S
      • 900 S between 000 Rd & 400 E
      • 300 W between State Rd & 950 S
  • Services
    • Mowing / Weed Spraying
    • Cutting Brush in the County right-of-way
    • Dust Control – purchased by landowner
  • Permits
    • File all permits at the Adams County Highway Department
    • Driveway Permit
      • Driveway Requirements- 30’ minimum in length, Diameter to be determined by Highway Department
      • Highway will in install
        • $120.00 for 30’ stone driveway – cost covers stone
        • $50.00 for 30’ dirt field entrance – cost covers dirt
        •  $20.00 for every additional 20’
        • Applicant is responsible to purchasing the required size pipe
      • Road Cut Permit
        • $520.00 – Paved Roads
        • $320.00 – Stone Roads
        • Highway Department will cut road
        • Applicant is responsible for back filling roads to County specifications
        • Cost Covers – maintenance and repair after back filled
      • Utility Permit
        • Installing Utility Lines in right-of-way
        • Installing Aerial Lines in right-of-way
        • Requirements and Application must be requested