Bureau County

          Highway Department


John Gross, P.E.

County Engineer




As you are aware, Spring Posting Season is upon us once again.  Temperatures being what they have been, the County Engineer is not going to be enforcing Road Postings in the near future.  As weather changes approach, we will keep you updated as to the status of Road Postings. 



Work continues on Bailey’s Hill approximately two miles west of Princeton on Backbone Road (County Highway 9).  Work will continue until the end of the year. 


The Bureau County Highway Department is announcing a bridge replacement project that will result in a road closure in Manlius Road District on 1950 N Ave. beginning Tuesday, August 19th. The location of road closure is 1/4 mile east of the intersection of 600 E St. over Smith Ditch in the NW corner of Section 30 of Manlius Township

Curnyn Construction was awarded a contract for construction of the single span bridge replacement. The estimated completion date is October 17th, 2014.


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Princeton, IL 61356


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Phone: 815-875-4477

Fax: 815-875-4470

Email: officemanager@bureaucountyhighway.org