The St. Charles County Highway Department maintains and improves existing public county roads, constructs new roads, and provides snow removal and oversight of the public right-of-way.
The department is comprised of approximately 123 employees, including laborers, equipment operators, technicians, engineers and administrative staff.
County roads are any public road located outside the jurisdiction of the various cities in the County and that are not part of the state system.
State Maintained Highways
The state highway system includes any numbered (I-70, Route 94, etc.) or lettered route (Highway K, Highway DD, etc.). The state is also responsible for the traffic signals along these highways and overpasses. You may contact them at 314-275-1500 or 888-ASK-MODOT.
Municipality Maintained Roads
Streets within cities are typically maintained by the city, with the exception of smaller municipalities such as Cottleville, Weldon Spring, St. Paul, etc., who contract with the County Highway Department to have their streets maintained. View the current municipality boundary map (PDF). Cities that conduct their own maintenance are:
- Town of Augusta: 636-228-4689
- City of Lake Saint Louis Public Works Department: 636-695-4221
- City of O’Fallon Street Division: 636-379-3807
- City of St. Charles Street Division: 636-949-3363
- City of St. Peters Street Department: 636-477-6600, ext. 340
- City of Wentzville Street Division: 636-639-2060
Snow Plowing Strategy
The St. Charles County Highway Department plows approximately 1,400 lane miles of County roads and another 400 lane miles of roads for the cities of Cottleville, Dardenne Prairie, Flint Hill, Foristell, Josephville, Portage Des Sioux, St. Paul, Weldon Spring and West Alton. The roads are divided into 36 designated routes spread across our four maintenance districts. Crews work day and night in 12-hour shifts, as necessary, to clear the roads. Currently, our maintenance division is nearly 30 percent understaffed. It will take longer than what residents are accustomed to clear streets during larger snow/ice events. We plan to address the staffing shortage in a number of ways to provide the most effective service for our residents. Learn more.
Request for Proposal
Public Use of Surplus Fill Material
St. Charles County is seeking requests from County residents interested in acquiring surplus “fill” material for their personal use. The County on occasion has a surplus of excavated fill material that needs to be disposed of to keep the Highway Department functioning efficiently. View additional information and download request form (PDF).