The Lake County Highway Department supervises new construction and maintains all county highways, including removing snow and ice, mowing, patching, and replacing signs. The Highway Department is in charge of various preparatory stages of construction including the acquisition of right-of-way, survey and design requirements, and the letting of contracts in addition to the actual supervision of construction. The Department also maintains all bridges on Lake County roads and township roads that are not part of the State or City Highway System, and the Highway Superintendent is available for advice and help in the design and construction of drainage structures on the township roads. The Superintendent is also responsible for preparing the specifications of any advertised bids dealing with the highway equipment or construction.

Staff

Nels Nelson

Highway Superintendent Send an Email

Tim Tolley

Foreman Send an Email

Michelle Uhrig

Office Manager Send an Email

Contact Information

Main Office

Address:
Lake County Highway Dept.
1001 SW 4th Street
Madison SD 57042

Phone:
605-256-7607
Phone Line 2:
605-256-7608

Office Hours:
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday (excluding Holidays)

Notice: Permits will be processed within 2 business days.

Announcements

Planning Commission Application Deadline - 12/23/21
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Deadline to submit application to Zoning Officer for December Planning Commission meeting.

Volunteers Needed - Interest Applications Available
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Interest applications are being accepted for a position on the Planning Commission and a position on the Weed and Pest Board. For additional information and to download the interest application, please visit our website at: Public Notices

PUBLIC SNOW REMOVAL NOTICE
Friday, November 12, 2021

NOTICE: An individual who plows snow from a driveway onto a public road, or plows snow from a driveway across a public road piling it in the ditch, may be in violation of a SD law that prohibits dumping on or within highway right-of-ways. Intentional dumping on a highway right-of-way is a Class 1 misdemeanor. This may also be a violation of a SD law that prohibits the destruction of a highway grade or ditch, which is a Class 2 misdemeanor.

LAKE COUNTY OPENS UP APPLICATIONS FOR ARPA GRANTS TO NONPROFITS
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The County Commission has opened up applications for ARPA funding to be made available as grants to nonprofits for eligible uses. The County's ARPA Nonprofit Grant Program Guidelines and Grant Application will be available on the County's website at www.lake.sd.gov/custom/public-notices from November 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.

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