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Highway Facts & History

Highway Facts & History

Highway Facts and History

The Henry County Highway Department is responsible for the construction and maintenance of all the bridges and roads in the Henry County Highway System. In addition to constructing and maintaining the 170 miles of roads and 595 drainage structures on the County Highway System, the department assists the 24 townships of Henry County in the construction and maintenance of their 1,046 miles of highways and 162 bridges.

County Population

 51,020

Land Area

 828 square miles

Assessed Valuation

  $806,113,419

The Henry County Highway Department is kept busy throughout the year maintaining the roadways. The yearly maintenance includes:

Summer Maintenance

Winter Maintenance

Blacktopping
Seal Coating
Crackfilling
Shoulder Repairs
Culvert Replacements
Drainage Improvements
Mowing
Litter Pick-up

Snow and Ice Removal
Brush and Tree Trimming
Culvert Repairs
Shoulder Repairs

             County Highway Engineers

James Reed                 Dec. 19, 1913 – Aug. 1, 1935 (22 years)
Stuart Ogden                Aug. 3, 1935  –  Nov. 29, 1948 (13 years)
Raymond Wells            Nov. 30, 1948 –  Aug. 31, 1975 (27 years)
Nelson Taber                Sept.  1, 1975 – Sept. 30, 1987 (12 years)
Steven L. Brandau        Dec.  1, 1987 –  Nov. 30, 2017 (30 years)
Scott A. Stephenson     Dec.  1, 2017 -   Present

 

Highway

Scott A. Stephenson, P.E.
Henry County Engineer

Phone:  309-937-3346
Fax:   309-937-3348

Address:
100 N East Road
Cambridge, IL 61238

Office Hours:
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday - Friday

Email:
highway@henrycty.com