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Highway Dept


Some of the many tasks of the Highway Department:

  • Maintain, patch and repair township roads
  • Resurface the township roads
  • Trim and remove trees
  • Plow snow and spread ice control over 44 miles
  • Mowing of the township right away
  • Provide and maintain street lighting and road signs
  • Maintain waterways
  • Issue permits for the installation of culverts, driveways and overweight vehicles
  • Maintain culverts
  • Pick up trash in the right aways

Participates in the Adopt A Road and Neighborhood Watch Programs (please contact Dave Nolan if you are interested in either of these programs) Call 815-943-5751 and/or 815-482-5558


Thank you to our Township’s plow drivers for the excellent job keeping the roads clear thru the last few storms.


The Highway department purchased a new Pick up truck. A 1999 International Truck was also purchased.

The bond referendum passed with voter approval. You will be kept updated on how the funds are used. The information will be found on this tab. Thank you again for voting yes.

750 tons of salt were ordered for this years winter season. The salt for this year is being delivered. 

A bid was received to resurface 4 miles of County line Road in the amount of $400,000.00.

There is a new contract for the township’s dumpster from MDC  for a better price. Waiting on the official paperwork.   

State and County Information:

MCDOT launched a online portal to report County highway issues.

To report an issue visit and click on Report a Concern.

Please be watchful as traveling on Dunham Township roads, as  maintenance to the roads are happening daily!  The snow season is here, please allow the plows to do their job and stay back from the trucks.  Thank you. 

If you are interested in  Adopting  a Road in Dunham Township, please contact Dave Nolan. You or your organization will be recognized on a sign which will be posted on the road you have adopted.