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Anyone having questions about a specific county should contact the county engineer at that county. Go to the "Contact Your County Engineer" tab to find phone, and email connections.

For those who have questions on issues of a statewide nature:

Iowa County Engineers Association Officers
President

Wade Weiss

Vice President

Jon Burgstrum

Legislative Liaison

Lyle Brehm

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ICEA Service Bureau

for questions related to this website

Iowa State Association of Counties

for information on all aspects of county government in Iowa

Iowa DOT Office of Local Systems

NEWS RELEASES

  • County Innovation: Vibratory pile driving
  • October 09,2017

Iowa’s Secondary Roads network contains around 18,500 bridges, and nearly one in four needs to be replaced in the near future.   Rebuilding shorter structures can be significantly more expensive, on a per square foot basis, than larger ones because contractor mobilization costs don’t vary in proportion with bridge size.   To keep such costs down, county road departments often maintain their own bridge crews to do part or all of the work on short structures.

But a number of issues have converged to make it harder for counties to drive their own piling, a necessary first step for every structure.  Crane replacement costs have risen beyond what local governments can afford; safety requirements mandate extensive operator training and the equipment cannot be easily transported.   This motivated several Iowa Counties to seek out and implement a new method for installing piles: via use of a vibratory pile driver.    READ MORE

  • GPS Navigation Pitfalls
  • May 16,2017

As more drivers use GPS based navigation aids to travel from point of departure to their destination, they sometimes rely too uncritically on what the devices tell them to do. 

Iowa’s County Engineers remind rural travelers to always pay attention to the character and condition of the roads and bridges that the navigation software tells them to use.   Computers see all roads as equally usable, regardless of surface type and aren’t aware if a bridge is posted or a road is closed.   This can lead to extra travel, a need for roadside assistance or even the loss of a bridge.
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  • Buchanan County Conducts Open House on innovative Bridges
  • March 24,2017

On Feb 7, 2017,  Buchanan County Engineer  Brian Keierleber, hosted delegations of road officials from the Federal Highway Administration, Iowa DOT,  Illinois DOT and Peoria County, Illinois, who came to see innovative bridge design, materials and construction methods that his county has used.   Buchanan County has been a consistent leader, over two decades, in trying out new forms of bridge construction.
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JOBS AVAILABLE

Iowa County Engineering offers opportunities in engineering, design, construction, administration and maintenance. Check here for current openings for County Engineer, Assistant Engineer, Engineering staff, Administrative staff, and Shop/Maintenance department. To apply for a position, please contact the county directly.

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COUNTY 511

Although ICEA does not yet have state-wide coverage, this map offers access to information on road closures in a number of counties. Grayed counties are reporting  active restrictions due to projects, maintenance work, embargos and emergencies, along with detour routes.   Click on any county to see its closures.  Or click on the blue Statewide Summary View box to see the entire state.  (Reminder: this site only shows county road restrictions and closures.  Primary highway information can be found at   IA511.org ).

If you'd like to receive automatic notifications of county road issues, click HERE.   This will open a link that will allow you to subscribe to be notified whenever county road notifications are posted.     You may also click the Subscribe link in the upper right corner of the statewide map.

COUNTY LOCAL LETTINGS

Road and bridge contractors are invited to inspect upcoming local lettings for county roads and bridges. If desired, contractors can also register to receive email updates whenever new jobs are posted.

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