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Road Department

Courthouse

126 South Clark St. · Lower Level
Forest City, IA 50436
Driving Directions

Contact Information

641-585-2905
641-585-2891 (Fax)
[email protected]

Hours

Office
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
District Shops
Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday
6:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Holiday Closures

Our Team


Scott T. Meinders
P.E. County Engineer
Ethan Schutter
Maintenance Superintendent
Becky Ritzert
Office Manager
Eric Hythecker
Engineering Technician

Road Department

The Road Department is responsible for the planning, design, and supervision of all construction and maintenance work performed on the secondary road system.

Winnebago County Road Department logoWinnebago County’s secondary road system includes 565 miles of gravel roads and 148 miles of paved roads. The County Engineer is also responsible for permitting new driveways, utility installations, and oversized loads traveling on county roads.

Maintenance Shops

The Road Department, under the supervision of the County Engineer, is responsible for the general maintenance of all county roads, bridges, culverts, and traffic signs. The Secondary Road Department also handles snow and ice control, equipment maintenance, and repair.

Mechanic Shop – Thompson

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11692 Hwy 9
Thompson, IA 50478

Staff

  • Aaron Henderson
  • Neil Sather

Maintenance Shop – Thompson

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177 1st Ave. W.
Thompson, IA 50478

Staff

  • Tyler Runneberg
  • Zach Steffensen

Maintenance Shop – Lake Mills

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46005 220th Ave.
Lake Mills, IA 50450

Staff

  • Bob Bjorklund
  • Mike Hengesteg
  • Andy Gudmonson
  • Marcus Jensen
  • Josh Thompson

Maintenance Shop – Forest City

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135 S. Central St.
Forest City, IA 50436

Staff

  • Doug Bolinger
  • Brandon Heimer
  • Tim Osmundson
  • Shane Rockow
  • Jeff Thompson

Maintenance Shop – Buffalo Center

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43132 20th Ave.
Buffalo Center, IA 50424

Staff

  • Ross Koppen
  • Larry Lawson
  • Bruce Matson
  • Randy Swalve
  • Brent Swenson

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