County Highway Department


Madison County Highway Department is responsible for the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of approximately 190 miles of county highways and bridges.  In addition, the Highway Department provides technical assistance to all 21 township highway commissioners and is the lead agency for township projects constructed or maintained with Motor Fuel Tax Funding.

The staff works closely with local citizens and agencies, as well as with the Federal Highway Administration, the Illinois Department of Transportation, Madison County townships, the Regional Transportation Authority, and the Madison County Council of Mayors and various local and regional transportation projects.

Road Maintainence

Road Maintenance

Who maintains your road? Responsibility for road maintenance varies by road. Roads are maintained by Madison County, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), townships or incorporated towns, or by a private entity, such as a homeowner's association (HOA). Maintenance responsibilities include the pavement and snow removal.

Report a Concern

Report a Concern

Contact the Highway Department regarding concerns or problems with a county highway or bridge.

Road Projects

Road Projects

Information on current County Highway road projects and its 20-year long-range transportation plan.

Permitting & Policies

Permitting & Policies

The Highway Department oversees various permitting throughout county right-of-way. Also check out the policies used to govern county highways and right-of-ways.

Adopt a Highway


The Adopt-A-County-Road program offers an opportunity for organizations or individuals to adopt a section of county-maintained roadways and conduct periodic litter clean-ups to help protect the environment and keep roads welcoming and safe.

Commissions, Committes and Boards

Commissions, Committees and Boards

The Highway Department provides staff support to the Transportation Committee