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Road Department Duties & Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the safety and quality of roads and bridges under the county's jurisdiction. Des Moines County has 640 miles of secondary roads and 103 bridges
  • Responsible for design and construction on road and bridge projects within the county
  • Responsible for the supervision of maintenance and construction on all secondary roads in the county
  • Responsible for issuing permits pertaining to roadway and right-of-way use
  • Responsible for the installation of traffic signs, maintaining road surfaces, ditch drainage, vegetation control, and winter snow and ice removal

Road Maintenance Questions:
If you have any questions concerning road maintenance issues in rural Des Moines County, please contact Engineer's Office at 753-8241 or the Shop at 753-8154.

Brian J. Carter
Des Moines County Engineer

13522 Washington Rd.
West Burlington, IA 52655

Ph: (319) 753-8241 (Office)
Ph: (319) 753-8154 (Shop)
Fx: (319) 753-8740

Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 3:30 pm