5500 Westown Parkway, Suite 190
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

515-244-0779

YOUR COUNTY ENGINEER

YOUR COUNTY ENGINEER

Each county has a designated engineer who works closely with the county supervisors to build, maintain and operate a road system suited to rural citizens and traffic.

ONLINE JOB CENTER

ONLINE JOB CENTER

New openings for engineers, assistants, technicians, administrative staff and maintenance personnel come open every year.

PROJECT INFORMATION

PROJECT INFORMATION

Counties design, let, and inspect many construction and maintenance projects each year. This work renews bridges, restores pavement, and improves safety.

COUNTY 511

COUNTY 511

Counties must often restrict or close roads on account of emergency conditions, embargos, maintenance work and projects. The 511 section provides current road usabilty.

Welcome!

Iowa's County Engineers: Road and Infrastructure Experts

Welcome to the Iowa County Engineering and County Roads website. Here you can find information about Iowa's 89,000 miles of secondary roads, the 18,000 bridges they contain, the 99 counties that support them and the 90 engineers that oversee their operation.

Iowa's county engineers and staff come from a variety of backgrounds, but all share one trait: they are dedicated to providing Iowa with the best rural road network possible.

SECONDARY ROADS QUICK FACTS

County Roads Snapshot

Snapshot Road Miles Bridge Deck (SF)
Earth 5,047 980,339
Granular 66,280 24,477,879
Hard Surface 1,330 691,269
Paved 17,775 14,295,400
Cost per mile per year Roads Bridges Total
Earth $1,115 $659 $1,774
Granular $4,712 $1,381 $6,093
Hard Surface $16,761 $2,798 $19,559
Paved $18,148 $3,966 $22,114