About Us




The Lee County Highway Department is responsible for the construction and maintenance of all the bridges and roads on its 220 miles of roadway jurisdiction.

In addition to this responsibility, the department assists the 22 townships located in Lee County with the construction and maintenance of their highways and bridges which collectively total 967 miles of roadway jurisdiction.


County Population -- 36,031 (2010 Census)

Land Area --729 square miles

Assessed Valuation --$648,215,724 (2006 Tax Data)



The Lee County Highway Department keeps a full schedule of maintenance activities year round.





The yearly maintenance items include:


Summer Maintenance


Crack Filling

Hot Mix Patching

Cold Mix Patching

Shoulder Repairs

Culvert Replacements

Culvert Installations

Drainage Improvements

Brush and Tree Trimming

Litter Pick-up

Sign Installations and Repairs



Winter Maintenance


Snow and Ice Removal

Brush and Tree Trimming

Shoulder Repairs

Culvert Repairs

Sign Repairs

Cold Mix Patching



Any concerns or compliments about roads or bridges should be addressed to the appropriate agency:


If on a designated State Route or Highway call the Illinois D.O.T. office in Dixon ILL. at 1-815-284-2271


If on the Lee County Highway Department system call the Lee County Highway Department at 1-815-857-4141


If on a Township Highway, forward the concern to the appropriate Road Commissioner



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