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Highways and bridges in Jackson County are under the jurisdiction of several governmental units: the  Illinois Department of Transportation, the Jackson County Department of Highways, the Township Highway Districts, Municipalities and other state and federal agencies.

The Jackson County Highway Department is responsible for 152 miles of highways and 52 bridges on its system of roads.

Administration, design, construction and maintenance are the primary responsibilities of the department. Maintenance includes snow and ice control, pothole and surface repair, mowing, traffic control signs and lights, and drainage control of all county roads.

When relaying concerns or requests about a particular highway, please contact the appropriate authority. Our downloadable road/bridge complaint form may be used.

Contact Information


Highway Engineer:
Grant Guthman, P.E.

Jackson County
Highway Department
1200 Enterprise Avenue
Murphysboro, IL 62966

(618) 684-4141

(618) 687-1513

Office Hours:
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Garage Hours:
6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Monday - Friday