Important Dates

  • 1913 - Tice Act created the position of County Superintendent of Highways and shifted responsibility of building roads from townships to counties
  • 1916 - State Highway Commission developed a plan for a statewide network of “Hard Roads”
  • 1924 - Completion of the statewide system of 4,800 miles of “Hard Roads”
  • 1959 - Illinois Highway Code was adopted creating the County Highway System of roadways
  • 1991 - State changed the position of Superintendent of Highways to County Engineer
  • 2013 - Celebrating 100 Years with the most ambitious construction season in history