Highway Department

The Fayette County Highway Department is responsible for the construction and maintenance of the county highway system, which includes 167 miles of highway and 51 bridges. We provide various engineering services to the 20 townships which maintain 1,100 miles of roadway and 200 bridges. We provide additional assistance to the townships by administering the Township Bridge and Township Motor Fuel Tax programs.

Township Road Commissioners
For questions or comments about township roads, please contact the appropriate Township Road Commissioner from the following list.
Road Commissioner
Phone Number
Avena Doug Engeljohn 618-829-5810
Bear Grove Gary Haupt 618-326-7445
Bowling Green Dennis Vaughn 618-292-3062
Carson Rocky Kramer 618-428-5407
Kaskaskia Jerry D. Mays 618-846-2103
LaClede Leland McGuire 618-245-6391
Lone Grove Robert Harpster 618-349-6345
Loudon Robert (Mark) Reed 618-487-5282
North Hurricane Kenneth Sanders 618-780-8065
Otego Kenneth Garrison 618-427-3075
Pope Bill Walker 618-432-5013
Ramsey Richard Thull 618-423-2213
Sefton Tom Stewart 618-347-2282
Seminary Randy Long 618-425-3579
Shafter Scott Wright 217-663-8284
Sharon Terry W. Denton, Sr. 618-423-2069
South Hurricane Aaron Sampson 217-827-5616
Vandalia Bruce Henry 618-283-9142
Wheatland Miles McConkey 618-349-6370
Wilberton Robert Gehle 618-349-6321

Additional Resources
  • For questions or comments about state routes, including winter road conditions, contact the Illinois Department of Transportation in Effingham at 217-342-3951 or visit their website.
  • Review the Fayette County Sub-Division Ordinance and Set-Back Regulations.