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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)

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
Steve Moreland - Chair
Gary Gregg
Lynn Pease
Linda Koepke
Gary Anderson
Chris DeFreize

Township Name Address Phone
Supervisor Ivan Ewing PO Box 85
Seaton, IL 61476
Road Commissioner Harvey DeKeyrel 31 150th Street
Seaton, IL 61476
Supervisor Jolene Davidson 1226 145th Ave
Joy, IL 61260
Road Commissioner  Denis Weeks  1506 135th Ave
Aledo, IL 61231
Supervisor Teresa Schell 644 156th Ave
New Boston,IL 61272
Road Commissioner Ron Rooth 912 130th Ave
Joy, IL  61260
Supervisor Richard Whittington 2421 105th Avenue
Aledo, IL 61213
596-2805 shed
Road Commissioner Mike Nelson 2721 115th Ave
Viola, IL  61486
Supervisor Amber Gibson 1007 Main St.
Keithsburg, IL 61442
Road Commissioner Kevin Zander 302 S. 10th St.
Keithsburg, IL 61442
Supervisor William Taylor 1876 115th Ave
Aledo, IL 61231
Road Commissioner Mike Miller 2071 75th Avenue
Aledo, IL 61231
582-2476 shed
Supervisor Jodi O'Leary PO Box 253
Joy, IL 61260
Road Commissioner John Retherford 1156 75th Ave
Aledo, IL 61231
New Boston
Supervisor Kim Goben    
Road Commissioner Nate Frieden 838 45th Street
New Boston, IL 61272
North Henderson
Supervisor Gina Simpson 286 283rd St.
Alexis, IL  61412
Road Commissioner Daniel Cheline 422 340th Street
Rio, IL 61472
Ohio Grove
Supervisor Brett McCrory    
Road Commissioner Jeff Simpson 2047 30th Ave
Aledo, IL 61231
Supervisor Doug Ball 1297 175th Street
Aledo, IL 61231
Road Commissioner David Lloyd 1619 180th Ave
Reynolds, IL 61279
582-7413 shed
Supervisor Larry Pete Adams 23 Main Ave
Matherville, IL 61263
Road Commissioner Jim Hampton 1557 240th St.
Aledo, IL  61231
Richland Grove
Supervisor Jon Gochee 2822 170th Ave.
Sherrard, IL 61281
Road Commissioner Jeff Weber 3217 Meadow Gate RD
Sherrard, IL  61281
476-8611 shed
Supervisor Cathi Easley   582-4229
Road Commissioner Don Fowler 771 320th Street
New Windsor, IL 61465
667-2617 shed
Supervisor Jeff Gregory      2327 15th Ave.
Alexis, IL  61412
Road Commissioner Lynn Pease 261 230th Street
Alexis, IL 61412

For general and permit inquiries, ask for Matt Lower.                                                                                                                                                   Bridges & Bridge inspections, ask for Matt Lower                                                                                                                                                   For questions regarding road maintenance, ask for Matt Lower.