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JUMP TO: WEIGHT LIMITS - POSTED BRIDGES

9/25/09 STARK COUNTY 911 ADDRESS SIGNS NOW AVAILABLE

POLICY ON PLACEMENT OF 911 ADDRESS SIGNS

Signs must be placed near the entrance on the same side of the road as the house.  If residence is near an intersection sign must be placed along the roadway to which the address corresponds.

All assigned addresses shall be displayed on a sign according to the following:

  1. Double-sided
  2. Highly reflective (blue background and white numbers)
  3. Numbering/Lettering- minimum 3” tall
  4. Mounted on mailboxes, sign-posts or poles at the driveway entrance so they are visible from the road in both directions.
  5. Numbers must be displayed in a vertical format
  6. Bottom of the sign must be at least 24 inches above the edge of the roadway

Costs:

  1. Sign only ($15)- If you are able to mount the sign to your mailbox post or have your own post, you do not need to purchase a post
  2. Sign with post ($20)- If you are unable to mount it to your mailbox or if your mailbox is on the opposite side of the street you will need to purchase a post.
  3. Make checks payable to the Stark County Highway Department

Remember these guidelines are for your own benefit.  Emergency responders must be able to easily identify your location.  It will help to save lives and maybe even your own.




Weight Limits

To see if YOUR vehicle meets the current dimension and weight limits, click on Legal Dimensions and Weights.


LOAD LIMITS ON STARK COUNTY HIGHWAYS 

The Stark County Highway Department, in accordance with 625 ILCS 5/15-316, is allowed by ordinance to post County Highways for weight limitations of 70% of the gross legal load.  The following County Highways will be affected by these weight limits: 


N OSCEOLA RD (CH 12) from Osceola to Bureau Co.
W OSCEOLA RD (CH 8) from Henry Co. to Osceola
E OSCEOLA RD (CH 20) from Osceola to IL 40
ELMIRA RD (CH 14) from IL 93 to W Osceola Rd
N BRADFORD RD (CH 16) from Bradford to Lombardville
COUNTY HIGHWAY 23 (950E) from Modena Rd to IL 93
N MODENA RD (CH 5) from Modena Rd to IL 93
N CASTLETON RD (CH 1) from Castleton Rd to IL 93
WINANS RD (CH 15) from Knox Co. to IL 78
COUNTY HIGHWAY 24 (900E) from IL 17/91 to Modena Rd
SNAREVILLE RD (CH 11) FROM IL 17 TO 950N
CASTLETON RD (CH 2) from N Castleton to IL 40
CASTLETON RD (CH 1) from IL 17 to N Castleton Rd
DUNCAN RD (CH 4) from IL 78 to Duncan Rd (CH 10)
DUNCAN RD (CH 10) from Peoria Co. to IL 91 


These load limitations may be posted between January 15 and April 15.  Please visit our website at http://starkco.illinois.gov/highway/ to find out when these load limits are in effect or contact our office at (309) 286-5031. 
Many roadways can sustain extensive damage that is costly to repair even from normal loads during the spring when the ground is soft.  Please abide by these weight limits.  Remember they are your roads.  Your compliance with these reduced limits during the spring, and the maximum limits throughout the year, will help us maintain them.   
Contact County Engineer, Mark J. Otten, P.E. at the Stark County Highway Department if you have any questions at (309) 286-5031. 




Posted Bridges


All bridges in Stark County over 20 feet in length are inspected biannually in accordance with the FHWA's National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS). Occasionally it is necesary to post weight limits on these bridges due to structural deficiencies. This map shows all of the bridge postings or closures within Stark County. Although it can cause an inconvenience to the traveling public, these postings are strictly enforced and it is very important that motorists abide by these postings for their own safety. Any bridges that are currently posted or closed are made top priority for replacement as funding becomes available.


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