RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
The primary responsibility of the Highway Department is road and bridge maintenance and construction. Other responsibilities include signing, graveling, mowing, paving, drainage, snow removal, bridge & culvert repair, etc. Prepare the department’s annual budget and provide monthly expenditure reports to the County Commissioners. Track & record all construction, maintenance and equipment costs. Prepare the annual One & Six Year Road & Bridge Project Reports and the annual Equipment & Material Inventory and the Equipment Operation Cost Reports to the Nebraska Board of Public Roads Classifications & Standards. Bridge inspections are performed and reported annually to the Nebraska Department of Roads, Bridge Division.
The department is contracted with the United States Air Force to remove snow on 170 miles of County Roads used for Missile Routes and to the 38 Minuteman III Missile Sites located in Cheyenne County.
Street Superintendent services are provided by this department for the incorporated County Villages of Dalton, Gurley and Lodgepole including their annual reports to the Nebraska Board of Public Roads Classifications & Standards.
There are 1,197 miles of county maintained roads in Cheyenne County.
1071 miles are gravel surfaced.
90 miles are asphalt surfaced.
36 miles are classified Minimum Maintenance.
The county is divided into twelve patrol areas, each area containing approximately 90 miles of gravel roads.
One Maintenance Operator is assigned to each area.
The following permits may be purchased from the Highway Department:
Road Use Permits (single trip & 6 month, for oversize loads)
Utility Permits (for placing utilities in R.O.W.)
Private Grading Permits (for limited work outside of county R.O.W.)
Snow removal may be done on private driveways by calling the Highway Department Office. A $65.00 fee will be charged for this service.