The County Engineer / Road Department is responsible for construction and maintenance of the Secondary Road System in Henry County.


  Henry County, Iowa - Engineer / Road Department

The County Engineer (Secondary Roads Department) is responsible for construction and maintenance of the Secondary Road System in Henry County.

Engineering Duties include:
Design, construction, inspection and contract administration of Henry County Secondary Road system road and bridge projects,
Department operating budget and construction program development,
Department personnel administration,
Response to petitions, requests, or concerns regarding roadway condition and drainage, temporary road closures, and obstructions in the right of way,
Conduct Engineering studies including speed studies, road vacations, and traffic studies,
Subdivision roadway review and approval,
Entrance permit review and approval,
Permitting of utility or other work within the county road right of way,
Oversize/overweight vehicle permit issuance for county roads,
Section corner information, aerial photo information and bench mark information is available for public viewing,
Right-of-way information on Henry County roads and construction projects,
Permits for dust control on county roads,
Mark right-of-way for new fence locations.

Maintenance Duties include:
Surface repairs and maintenance – this would include rocking the County’s gravel roads, patching paved roads, pothole repairs, shoulder rocking, mowing shoulders, brush cutting and spraying.
Entrance rocking within the County right-of-way, per policy.
County bridge and culvert repairs.
Ditch cleaning in order to allow proper drainage.
Entrance maintenance for new or existing driveways.
Snow removal on county roads.
Roadway sign installation and maintenance.

5 Year Construction Plan Map

2019 Dust Control Information
Binns & Stevens Oskaloosa
Calcium Chloride
Red Flags
Blue Flame Propane - Letts
Tree Sap & Cacium Chloride,
Orange Flags
Heffron Services
Magnesium Chloride
Orange Flags
Oakridge - Washington
Magnesium Chloride & Soy Oil
Orange Flags

Address of Engineer's office:
1510 E. Washington St.
P.O. Box 655
Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641

Hours Office is open:
7:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Monday thru Friday

Phone Number:
(319) 385-0762

FAX Number:
(319) 385-0777

Henry County Engineer:
Jake Hotchkiss

Employees in
Engineer's Office:

Jake Hotchkiss, Engineer

Brian Yaley, Superintendent

Jelen McCall, Office Manager

Tracy Sammons, Office Assistant

Harold Pollmeier, RSVM & Weed Commissioner

Engineer Permits/Forms:
Downloadable documents
used in the Engineers office

Engineer Links:
Iowa County Engineer Service Bureau - ICEASB

Iowa Department of Transportation - IDOT

Road Work Notifications

Getting ditches mowed in Henry County

Winter Roads in Henry County, Iowa

Painting the roads in Henry County, Iowa

Snowplows at work in Henry County