Franklin County Engineer & Secondary Roads

The County Engineer is responsible for all maintenance, repair, widening, resurfacing, reconstruction of pavements and bridges on the county highway system. This includes traffic control, safety, mowing and snow removal. In some cases, the County Engineer's responsibility also involves road access and oversize vehicles.

The Board of Supervisors is responsible for setting policy of which the county engineer must use his skills and expertise to responsibly implement and carry out. The County Engineer and Board of Supervisors must work together preparing an annual budget and five year program that identifies how the county will be spending its funding on the county roads.

There are four highway systems in the State of Iowa.

  • The Iowa Department of Transportation is responsible for almost 10,000 miles of primary roads including interstates.
  • The Cities of Iowa are responsible for 13,000 miles of streets and alleys.
  • The State Parks are responsible for almost 500 miles of roads.
  • The Counties are responsible for nearly 88,000 miles of roadway.

At the present time, the Franklin County secondary road system includes approximately

  • 213 miles of paved roads
  • 784 miles of granular surfaced roads
  • 12 miles of dirt roads

Located on the county roads are approximately 227 bridges or reinforced concrete box culverts and as many as 5,000 roadway pipe culverts.


Past Bridge Deck Overlay Project on C-47, 1.5 miles east of US 65

Title VI Notice to the Public
Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 and other nondiscrimination authorities, it is the policy of the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) that discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or income status shall not occur in connection with any of its programs or activities. 

Engineer & Secondary Roads
Contact Information

Franklin County
Engineer's Office
PO Box 118
1341 Olive Ave.
mpton, Iowa 50441

Phone: 641-456-4671
Fax: 641-456-3219

Office Hours:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday


Engineering Technician

Engineering Technician

Engineering Technician

Office Manager

Shop Foreman
Marvin Cerwinske