Highway Department

Our office reopened to the public on June 1. While we look forward to resuming in-person services, we still strongly encourage residents to continue utilizing phone, email, and web-based communication to contact us whenever possible.

Patrons will be asked to wear a face-covering, maintain social distancing where possible and may be asked to provide contact information. Please check our reopening plan for full details, or call ahead, before making a trip.

Highway Reopening Guidelines for Public and Staff

Plat Signing Unavailable July 3-19, 2020

Plat signing will not be available July 3-19 due to the July 4th holiday and staff furloughs. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

The Peoria County Highway Department is responsible for the construction and maintenance of all County roads and bridges, as well as other roads upon which the Highway Department performs operations by agreement.

Service Requests

To report a problem on a County Highway, or to request a repair to road, driveway, or culvert, please contact us at pchighway@peoriacounty.org  or call our Maintenance Office at 309-697-6400, extension 142.

IDOT Road Conditions

To determine the road conditions across the State of Illinois, call 1-800-452-4368 or visit the IDOT Webpage.

Maintenance

The Highway Department maintenance staff:

  • Plows snow
  • Patches potholes
  • Maintains and replaces culverts, manholes, and inlets
  • Mows ditches
  • Clears brush from the right of way
  • Performs pavement maintenance and seal coating
  • Repairs guardrails
  • Maintains signs

Engineering

The Highway Department engineering staff:

  • Performs administrative functions
  • Designs road improvement projects
  • Supervises and inspects construction projects
  • Performs bridge inspections on county highways and township roads

The engineering staff also assists the Township Road Commissioners and administers Township Motor Fuel Tax Funds.

Fleet

The Highway Department also houses the Peoria County Fleet Department, who maintains the entire fleet of vehicles and equipment owned by Peoria County.