Highway Department

Highway Superintendent
Rick Hartley

1201 10th St. NW
Watertown, SD 57201

Email Email Highway Department

Phone (605)882-6271

Fax: (605) 882-6270

Hours of Operation Hours of Operation
May – October

7:00 AM to 5:30 PM – Monday through Thursday
November – April
7:30 AM to 4:00 PM – Monday through FridayFunctions or Duties

The Codington County Highway Department staff is responsible for the construction, repair and maintenance of all facets of the County Highway system including road surfaces, signs, bridges, culverts and drainage systems on approximately 190 miles of asphalt surfaced roads, 203 miles of gravel roads and 42 bridges. The Highway Superintendent must approve all bills associated with county road maintenance before payment. Payment for work on county road systems is made from the county road and bridge fund.

Snow Removal

The Highway Department maintains the following equipment for snow removal:


(1) Motorgrader with V-plow and wing
(7) Plow Trucks (4 with sanders)
(2) snow blowers


(1) Motorgrader with V-plow and wing


(1) Motorgrader with V-plow and wing


(1) Motorgrader with V-plow and wing

South Shore:

(1) Motorgrader with V-plow and wing


Codington County requires permits for the following activities within the Right of Way:

Approach Permit

Utility Installation Permit

Temporary Fence permits

Overweight or Oversized Vehicle permit

Haul Road Agreement

First District Association

First District Association Road Map