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Highway Department
Rick Walker County Engineer
1630 Hwy 17, PO Box 167
Aledo, IL 61231-0175
Phone: (309) 582-2715
Fax: (309) 582-2725

Office Hours: 7:00am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday
(closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays)

Harvest Season Emergency Declaration 11/5/2017-12/20/2017
During the Harvest Season Declaration Period, Mercer County is waiving the written permit requirements and per 625 ILCS5/15-301(e-1) allowing vehicles involved in harvesting operations to exceed the maximum axle weight and gross weight limits by 10% for County Highways under the Jurisdiction of Mercer County.  This emergency declaration does not apply to roadways and bridges that are load posted thru out the county. 

Mercer County Highway Department maintains 150 miles of county highway and 31 bridge structures on the county road system. These interconnect with over 743 miles of township roads and 131 township bridges of the 15 townships. The County Engineer, under the direction of the County Board, makes improvements and maintenance to the county highways. Some of the Department duties include maintaining the shoulders, ditches, drainage structures and roadway maintenance on the county highway system. The Department also provides inspection of all county and township bridges, reporting those findings to the Illinois Department of Transportation as required by Statute. Other duties are maintaining highway and construction equipment, signage, snow and ice removal. In conjunction with the County Board, the County Engineer sets priorities for highway new construction and maintenance; administers the preparation and letting of contract proposals for bridge and road constructions and directs the staff through contract completion. The Department is also responsible in reviewing and issuing overweight, utility, signage, access and drainage permits, among other things.

The County Engineer and his staff also provide professional expertise and act as advisor to the township highway commissioners. It is the Department’s primary goal to maintain good working relationships with the township highway commissioners, Illinois Department of Transportation, County Board and staffs, municipal staffs, and more importantly our residents. The Highway Department strongly believes that one can achieve success faster by working together as one unit and not individually.

Transportation / Highway Committee

 Mark Bieri- Chair
Josh Frieden
Karen Jones
Lori Sindelar
Dan Hare

Township Directory

Township Name Address Phone
Abington
Supervisor Ivan Ewing PO Box 85
Seaton, IL 61476
586-6181
Road Commissioner Harvey DeKeyrel 31 150th Street
Seaton, IL 61476
586-4281
Duncan
Supervisor Jolene Davidson 1226 145th Ave
Joy, IL 61260
Road Commissioner  Jeff Attig 1607 170th Ave.
Aledo, IL 61231
           
Eliza
Supervisor Teresa Schell 644 156th Ave
New Boston,IL 61272
           
Road Commissioner Robert Howe 1557 65th Street
New Boston,IL 61272
537-3502
Greene
Supervisor Richard Whittington 2421 105th Avenue
Aledo, IL 61213
596-2711
596-2805 shed
Road Commissioner Kenneth King 1066 230th Street
Aledo, IL 61213
582-5237
Keithsburg
Supervisor Terri Gibson 701 Adams Street
Keithsburg, IL 61442
374-2337
Road Commissioner David Hudson 962 20th Ave
Keithsburg, IL 61442
374-2246
Mercer
Supervisor William Taylor 1876 115th Ave
Aledo, IL 61231
582-5539
Road Commissioner Mike Miller 2071 75th Avenue
Aledo, IL 61231
582-2476 shed
Millersburg
Supervisor Jodi O'Leary PO Box 253
Joy, IL 61260
584-9017
Road Commissioner John Retherford 1156 75th Ave
Aledo, IL 61231
584-4110
New Boston
Supervisor Pamela Russell PO Box 234
New Boston, IL 61272
587-8349
Road Commissioner Wilbur Frieden 381 Bay Island
New Boston, IL 61272
587-8618
337-6129-rex
North Henderson
Supervisor Frank Yung 495 300th Street
N Henderson, IL 61466
464-5351
Road Commissioner Daniel Cheline 422 340th Street
Rio, IL 61472
Ohio Grove
Supervisor Bill Staker 1932 55th Ave
Aledo, IL 61231
582-5900
Road Commissioner Jeff Simpson 2047 30th Ave
Aledo, IL 61231
582-8765
582-4686
Perryton
Supervisor Doug Ball 1297 175th Street
Aledo, IL 61231
582-4202
Road Commissioner David Lloyd 1619 180th Ave
Reynolds, IL 61279
537-3352
582-7413 shed
Preemption
Supervisor Larry Pete Adams 23 Main Ave
Matherville, IL 61263
754-8824
Road Commissioner Tom Slavish PO Box 194
Matherville, IL 61263
754-8991
Richland Grove
Supervisor John Swan III 319 Ridgeview Drive
Sherrard, IL 61281
593-2756
Road Commissioner Jeff Weber 3217 Meadow Gate RD 593-2943
Sherrard, IL 61281 476-8611 shed
Rivoli
Supervisor             Theresa Curry   1112-300th St
New Windsor, IL
            629-4361
Road Commissioner Don Fowler 771 320th Street
New Windsor, IL 61465
667-2449
667-2617 shed
Suez
Supervisor             
           
Road Commissioner Lynn Pease 261 230th Street
Alexis, IL 61412
482-6691

For general and permit inquiries, ask for Matt Lower.

For questions regarding road maintenance, ask for Brian Henry.

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