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Joy Road Construction Information

The Mercer County Highway Department received the following bids for the rehabilitation of the northern section of CH 9 (Joy Road):
Langman Construction INC.  $1,160,988.60
Brandt Construction Co.  $1,300,688.22
Construction is anticipated to start sometime in late June.  This project will require a portion of Joy Road to be closed to only thru traffic for a short period of time.  We apologize for any inconvenience resulting from this closure.   Additional questions can be directed to the Mercer County Highway Department (309)582-2715.

Request for Proposals

The Mercer County Highway Department is now accepting Requests for Proposals for a bridge reconstruction project.  The deadline for submission is May 25, 2022 by 3 p.m.  Click HERE for more information.

Deputy and Correctional Officer positions

The Merit Commission is seeking applicants for Deputy and Correctional Officer positions.  If interested, click on qualifications for more information.


The General Primary will be held on June 28, 2022.

Independent candidate packet filing for the November 8, 2022 General Primary is July 5th - July 11th, 2022 with the Mercer County Clerk, 100 SE 3rd Street, Aledo, IL.