Andrew McGuire P.E. - Keokuk County Engineer
1301 East Jackson Street
Sigourney, Iowa 52591
Andrew J McGuire, P.E. Keokuk County Engineer
Office and Maintenance Facility
1301 East Jackson St
Monday thru Friday (7:00am - 3:30pm) (office closed 11:30 to Noon for lunch)
Casey Clarahan - Assistant to the Engineer
Doug Klett - Maintenance Superintendent
Ruth Manchester - Administrative Assistant, Workman's Compensation Coordinator
Jared Hammen - General Working Foreman
Danny Yarkosky - General Working Shop Foreman
Highway Department Responsibility
The Keokuk County is responsible for maintaining, rehabilitating and reconstructing
- 913 miles of secondary roads consisting of:
- 98 miles of Class "B" (dirt) roads
- 715 miles of Class "A" (gravel) roads
- 100 miles of paved roads
- 170 bridges, and literally thousands of drainage crossings, signs, and roadside ditches within the county road right-of-way.
By state law, the Keokuk County Board of Supervisors is required to employ one or more licensed civil engineers to serve as County Engineer. The Board of Supervisors establishes policies and is to provide adequate funding to properly maintain the secondary road system.
The County Engineer serves as department head for the Keokuk County Secondary Roads Department. The County Engineer determines and employs methods, personnel, and equipment necessary to maintain the secondary road system pursuant to Board policy, sound engineering judgment, and Iowa Code requirements. All construction and maintenance work on the secondary road system is to be performed under the County Engineer's direction.
A budget and 5 year construction program are prepared by the County Engineer, subject to adoption by the Board of Supervisors and approval by the Iowa Department of Transportation.
Engineer Asset Database
#9 - Establishing the Policy and Level of Service in respect to clearance of snow or ice and maintenance of county roads in the winter months.
#14 - Establishing the Area Service System B Road Classification.
#15 - Establishing Road and Bridge standards for county roads, requirements for reclassification of Area Service Roads and requirements for additions to the Area Service System.
Policies and Permits
|Adopt-A-Highway Information||Application||Sign Request|
|Permit||$100.00 Permit Fee|
|Tile Line Crossings and Outlets||Permit||$25.00 Permit Fee|
|Dust Control||$10.00 Permit Fee|
|Work in County Right of Way||Permit|
|E911 Address Request|
|Utility Permit Regulations||Permit|
|Damage to Level B Roads|
|Oversize/Overweight||Permit||Pricing depends on loads and single/annual|
|Raw Forest Application||Application|