Highway Department

The Lawrence County Highway Department is responsible for the construction and maintenance of all the bridges and roads in the Lawrence County Highway System. The system consists of 137 miles of county highways including numerous bridges and culverts, roadside ditches and other highway features.

County Highway maintenance activities include:

  • Pothole Patching                                            
  • Tree and Brush Trimming & Removal
  • Shoulder Repair                                              
  • Ditch Cleaning & Regrading
  • Culvert Repair & Replacement                       
  • Roadside Mowing & Trimming
  • Sign Repair & Replacement                            
  • Snow Removal

In addition, the Lawrence County Highway Department provides technical assistance to the 9 township road districts of Lawrence County in the construction and maintenance of their 539 miles of township highways, numerous bridges and culverts, and other road features.


January 15 through April 15 the County Highways will be posted and the 8 Ton Weight Limit will be enforced.  The County Engineer, depending on the weather, may allow over 8 Tons at designated times.  Those times will be listed here:


**If you need to go on a Township Road, you will need to check with the respective Township Road Commissioner to see if their roads are posted and to get permission to run,  if necessary.


*Utility Permit information

Utility Permit Policy and Regulations

Approved January 16, 2019

Contact the Highway Department for a permit to place a utility within the County Right of Way.      




Aaron Mefford
County Engineer
Kim Fisher - Secretary
2204 15th st
Lawrenceville, IL 62439
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Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 8am - 4pm (Closed from 12:00 to 1:00) 

Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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