301 N. Buxton, Suite 108
Indianola, IA 50125
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday
The County Engineer and his staff are responsible for the management of the secondary road system in Warren County which involves all roads within the county. This excludes interstate highways, primary (state) highways, city streets, park roads, and private roads.
The responsibilities include construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, and related features. The Warren County secondary road system includes approximately:
- 170 miles of paved roads
- 630 miles of granular surfaced roads
- 68 miles of dirt roads
Located on the county roads are approximately:
- 200 bridges
- 78 reinforced concrete box culverts
- 5,000 roadway pipe culverts
The classification of the roadway defines the specific design guidelines and available funding as well as the level of service that is provided. Within the secondary road system there are Farm-to-Market or Area Service (local) roads. Area Service roads are classified as Level A, Level B or Level C Service with Level B and C being reduced maintenance type roadways.
Also included in the management process is the preparation of an annual budget and a five-year construction program that identifies how the county will fund the planned road improvements and maintenance activities. The county’s fiscal year begins July 1st and ends June 30th so many of the projects involve two fiscal years. Additions or revisions to the five-year construction program are normally considered in February or March each year.