The Davison County Highway Department is dedicated to the safety of citizens and the traveling public; maintaining the roads and bridges in the county.
Phone: (605) 995-8625
Office Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00-5:00
Shop Hours: Mon-Thu: 7:00-5:30
Responsible for the coordination of the maintenance of the Davison County Highway system. Functions as project coordinator on gravel, bridge, and right-of-way projects as well as other necessary jobs and activities. The highway department may be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week including all holidays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Maintenance and snow removal will be provided by the Davison County Highway shop for all township roads except for those located in Prosper, Rome and Tobin. Any problems with the roads in those townships should be directed to the Township Chairman. To find out who your chairman is, click on Township Board Members.
The Davison County Highway Department is accepting applications for an Equipment Operator. The positions will require that the applicant have a valid South Dakota driver’s license, along with a Commercial Drivers License (CDL). Knowledge and experience with heavy equipment preferred.
Applications are available at the Davison County Highway Department at 1224 West 5th Avenue, Mitchell, S.D. Closing date will be upon filling the position.
Davison County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Current County Road Closures:
- 406th Avenue between 259th and 260th Street
- 411th Avenue between 258th and 259th Street
- 401st Avenue between 259th and 260th Street
- 397th Avenue between 258th and 259th Street
- 253rd Street between 403rd and 404th Avenue
- 267th Street between 410th and 411th Avenue
- 245th Street between 410th and 411th Avenue (open, but water over the road)
- Sanborn St. 8th-14th
- MV and Plankinton overpass deck replacement.
All damage must be reported on the Damage Assessment Site Worksheet-Roads and Culverts
To access the 2-27-2018 Township Board Member Presentation, click on Township Presentation-Highway & Weed Department
Davison County conducted a Master Transportation plan. To find out more, click the link below:
The 2015 Legislature worked on a variety of bills to increase funding for roads. All legislation and presentations can be found below:
Curious where your fuel tax, vehicle excise tax, license plate fees, and wheel taxes are going? Click on this link.
2020 Highway Bids
Road Closures/Highway Construction Projects for 2020. For full description click below
- Blacktop Mat Overlay-May to June
- Chipseal-July 1st to August 1st
- Gravel Roads-July to August
- Patching Roads-June to August
- Crack Sealing-March to April (weather dependent)
- Bridge Repair-March to November (weather dependent)
Due to the two disasters that Davison County encountered in 2019 there was significant damage to larger structures including culverts and bridges. At this point we are working to assess the damage and prioritize. The work that needs to be done to a bridge is extensive and takes months for each process from bore testing, hydraulic studies and the design phase. Below you will find a map of our 10 structures the county is planning on repairing or replacing in the coming years. They are numbered with one being the highest priority.
*for a video on how our projects are done click below
The Davison county highway would like to thank the public for their cooperation and patience while construction, paving projects, crack sealing and gravel projects are being completed. Thank you Rusty Weinberg, Superintendent
Road Load Limits
Davison County Load limits are no longer in effect. For full description click below:
Special Spring Overweight or Oversize Permits can be downloaded below
Regular Overweight or Oversize Permits can be downloaded below
|Overwidth-3 day Trip||$50.00|
|Overweight-3 Day Trip||$150.00|
* Permits must be approved and signed by the Davison County Highway Superintendent before the permit is legal.
Private Land Driveway Approach Applications can be downloaded below
Snow Removal Policy