Beadle County Highway Department is responsible for the repairs and maintenance of 218 miles of oil roads and 355.30 miles of gravel roads, for a total of 573.30 miles. Also included in repairs and maintenance are 149 bridges in Beadle County. The highway superintendent appointed by the Board of Commissioners administers this service under their direction. Beadle County Highway Department employs 19 individuals to provide this valuable service.
Chances are your road has a gravel surface. Just a warning, during the spring thaw and extended periods of wet weather they get soft, rutted, and sloppy, and muddy and at times are difficult to travel. During extended dry periods they get washboard and are very dusty.
As a rural resident, you will want to drive on safe roads. Please report any unsafe conditions that you may encounter while traveling to your township or the county road department. Report any downed or damaged road signs, the life you save may be your own.
As a reminder to rural Beadle County residents, please be aware of your 911 address, the township, and the section number in which you live. Having this will assist us and will provide valuable time-saving information in the event of emergencies.