Highway Department

Welcome from the Director

Welcome to the Boone County Highway Department home page.  Our department exists to maintain and improve the highway network for all of our residents, business owners and visitors.  Boone County is one of Indiana’s fastest growing counties and our Department’s largest challenge is keeping up with the anticipated growth without jeopardizing the condition of our existing system.   

 

I encourage you to visit this site regularly to keep informed of upcoming projects, road & bridge maintenance activities and other pertinent information regarding Boone County’s roads and bridges.  We believe this site will provide you most of the information you need, but we value hearing from you.  Please do not ever hesitate contacting our office with your questions or concerns.  We’d love to hear from you!

 

Sincerely,

Craig Parks

Boone County Engineer  

About the Highway Department

The Boone County Highway Department is responsible for all roads, bridges, and small structures (less than 20-foot span) within Boone County which are not state highways and which are not within the corporate limits of a city or town. We are also responsible for bridges which have a span of 20 or more feet on all roads in Boone County which are not state highways. 

 

Boone County has 12 townships with over 700 miles of roadway and rights-of-way, 189 bridges, and over 300 small structures to maintain. The Boone County Highway Department strives for safe, accessible and efficient roadways, and continues to work to improve the transportation infrastructure for the citizens of Boone County.

Highway News

 

The Boone County Highway Department is now accepting applications for the positions of Truck Driver 1 and Assistant Office Manager.  Click here for more information on these positions. For more information.

 

On November 2nd the Boone County Highway Department had our first annual Snow Plow ‘Roadeo.’ Our crew of 28 drivers attended a winter operations training course in the morning and then participated in an obstacle course that afternoon. The goal was to sharpen our skills and utilized the training our crew received earlier that morning to prepare us for winter weather. The winners of the Snow Plow ‘Roadeo’ are as follows:

V-plow Winner- Bryan Hickman // Straight Blade Winner- Jeff Tharp // Exhibition Round Winner – Lori Rapp

 

Bridge #32 over Sugar Creek is now open! We are pleased to announce that on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Bridge #32 was reopened after being closed for two years due to the bridge being struck by a piece of farm equipment. On November 17, 2018 the Commissioners will hear, and vote on a resolution to accept funds from the Save Bridge #32 fund. Again, we would like to thank the citizens who stepped up to save Bridge #32 and their efforts to raise funds to help restore the bridge to its original state.

 

The Boone County Highway Department received another grant from Community Crossings Matching Grant for $406,710.44 for improvements on Bridge #32 and Bridge #72!  This is Boone County’s third Community Crossings grant, taking our total award up to $1,843,530.91.  For more information on the Community Crossings matching grant program, visit https://www.in.gov/indot/2390.htm

Craig Parks, PE

County Engineer and Director of Highway Department

1955 Indianapolis Avenue

Lebanon, IN 46052

765-482-4550highway@co.boone.in.us

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

7am - 3:30pm

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