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SPRING POSTING OF COUNTY ROADS ANNOUNCED

Nathan F. Schwartz, DeKalb County Engineer, has announced that due to the “spring freeze/thaw” cycle, County crews will have signs posted by the end of the day on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The posting will become effective at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The posting limits are 8,000 pounds per axle for single tired vehicles, 11,000 pounds per axle for duals with a maximum gross weight of 33,000 pounds on designated roads. If conditions permit, allowances may be made during which movements will be allowed during certain hours. To find out if there are any “windows” on a particular day, citizens may call 24 hours a day at (815) 756-9513 for that information. Postings will remain in effect until the frost is out of the ground and the roads have settled down. By Ordinance the roads can only be posted for a period 90 days in any given 12 month period for the spring freeze/thaw cycle. -3/12/19

 

In order to reconstruct and maintain DeKalb County roads and bridges, it often becomes necessary to close sections of roads.

Depending upon the work being performed this may be simply for a short period of a day or may extend for months.

The Department will make every attempt to keep the general public, schools, postal service and emergency services aware of the closures that are for extended periods of time, either through this web site and/or news media.

For short term closures, it may not be possible to so inform the public, however, during maintenance operations, when crews are working on the roads…flagmen will be utilized for safety purposes.

The County Highway Department asks that the traveling public obey the flagmen, signs and barricades placed for such purposes.

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Most County Offices will close at noon on Friday April 19, 2019

County offices will reopen on Monday, April 22, 2019.

Please check with individual offices for office hours.