The County Engineer is responsible for construction and maintenance of the Secondary Road System in Cherokee County. Cherokee County’s road system has 1,005 miles of roadway. This includes 218 miles of paved roads; 758 miles of gravel roads, and 29 miles of dirt roads. The system also includes 212 bridges and large culverts.
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Engineering Duties include:
Design, construction, inspection and contract administration of
Cherokee County Secondary Road system road and bridge projects
Department operating budget
and construction program development
Department personnel administration
Accounting functions for Secondary roads
Response to petitions, requests, or concerns regarding roadway
condition and drainage, temporary road closures, and obstructions in
the right of way
Assigning all rural addresses
Conduct Engineering studies including speed studies, road vacations,
and traffic studies
Subdivision roadway review and approval
Entrance permit review and approval
Permitting of utility or other work within the county road right of
Oversize/overweight vehicle permit issuance for county roads
Section corner information, aerial photo information and bench mark
information is available for public viewing
Right-of-way information on Cherokee County roads and construction
Mark right-of-way for new fence locations.
Maintenance Duties include:
Surface repairs and maintenance – this would include rocking the
County’s gravel roads, patching paved roads, pothole repairs,
shoulder rocking, mowing shoulders and brush cutting
House and Farm entrance rocking within the County right-of-way
County bridge and culvert repairs
Ditch cleaning in order to allow proper drainage
Entrance maintenance for existing driveways or extensions on
Snow removal on county roads
Roadway sign installation and maintenance (911 signs are installed by the Engineers Office and paid for by the 911 office).
5074 Highway 3
Cherokee, Iowa 51012
Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Office Holder Name:
Dave Shanahan, Engineer
Project & Construction Manager