Welcome to the McDonough County Highway Department Website. This site is designed to inform people what we actually do here at the highway department. Also, this site will give information on current projects and things that are in development. At the county highway department we handle the county roads, bridges, culverts and anything else that has to do with county highways.
Season Weight Limits have been updated.
SEASONAL WEIGHT LIMITS Jan. 15th – April 14th
January 15th starts the 90 day seasonal weight limits on County Highways. The process for permits will be the same as last year. Anyone requesting to haul legal loads during this period must fill out, sign, and fax or bring in the completed permit form to the County Highway Dept. office at 204 S. Western Ave. in Macomb, where we will sign it, put a control number on it, and give you a paper copy that you need to carry in the vehicle. Our fax no. is (309) 837-1292 and our office is located at 204 S. Western Ave., in Macomb, IL. The digital permit form with conditions/restrictions is on our website at:
I will indicate which days the weight limits are in effect, and which days they are lifted, on the calendar on our website, and will follow up with a notification by email to everyone on our permit list. It is important to include your email address on your permit application if you want to be notified by email. The State Police want to see a paper copy of the email notification along with the permit when you are hauling. Last year we issued over 250 of these limited continuous permits. We appreciate your continued compliance with these weight limits in an effort to preserve our roads. Thank you.