Dan Behrens

Dan Behrens
County Highway Engineer
Fax: 618-594-2228
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Office Hours:
7:30am – 4:00pm

Mailing Address:
Dan Behrens
County Highway Department
479 21st Street
PO Box 188
Carlyle, IL 62231

The County Engineer administers the County Highway Department to assure the effective delivery of transportation related services in accordance with County Board policy and state statutes. The County Engineer plans and coordinates the development of the county highway system to effectively provide safe, convenient and economical movement of people and goods on the county highway system. Upon request, the County Engineer provides advice on road maintenance and construction to the 15 Township Highway Commissioners of Clinton County. In accordance with state statues the township highway commissioners must obtain approval in writing from the County Engineer for the installation of traffic control devices and to any contract or purchase over $20,000.00.

The Highway Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the County Road and Bridge System including the following services:

  • Pavement repair including pothole patching and crack sealing
  • Bituminous resurfacing and sealcoats
  • Drainage maintenance and improvement
  • Installation of new entrance culverts
  • Inspection, Maintenance and repair of bridges
  • Sign installation and repair
  • Snow and ice control
  • Right of way mowing


Additional Services of the Highway Department:


  • Administers the motor fuel tax program for the townships
  • Obtains state and federal funds for the county and township highway and bridge projects
  • Approves the plans and monitors the construction of new subdivision roads to assure compliance with the county subdivision regulations
  • Approves permits for utilities located on county highway right of way
  • Obtains traffic counts on county and township roads
  • Surveys, prepares plans, specifications, cost estimates, agreements, environmental reports, and other necessary documents for county and township road and bridge projects
  • Construction surveying and inspection for road projects to insure the proper execution of contracts, and assure quality workmanship and materials