Services & Responsibilities

The Highway Department offers the following services to Shelby County.

  • Land Development
    • Administers subdivision regulations and flood plain regulations
    • Inspects all phases of subdivision construction
    • Reviews plats, construction plans, site plans, and access permits
  • Federal Aid and Infrastructure Management 
    • Manages annual paving and resurfacing program
    • Manages federal aid design and construction road projects
    • Manages Unimproved Road Program design and construction
    • Reviews and approves utility permits
  • Design 
    • Designs and manages construction of federal aid and county-constructed bridge projects
    • Maintains a database of county-maintained paved roads, dirt roads, subdivision roads, National Bridge Inspection Standard (NBIS) bridges, and LT-20 rated bridges
    • Manages design and construction of county-funded projects that are not federal aid projects
    • Manages Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and State Bridge Inspection Program
    • Manages Highway Department's GIS program
    • Manages signalized intersections and intersection geometry improvement projects
  • Maintenance and Construction
    • Constructs bridges
    • Constructs shoulders and widens existing roads
    • Constructs special road projects
    • Grades dirt roads
    • Installs and replaces drainage culverts on county roads
    • Installs drainage and base materials as a part of unimproved road projects
    • Maintains dirt roads
    • Maintains guardrail, curb, gutter, and storm drain inlets
    • Maintains pavement, signs, striping, and shoulders
    • Maintains, repairs, and installs drainage culverts
    • Mows roadsides, cleans drainage ditches, and applies herbicides
  • County Shop
    • Maintains all Highway Department vehicles and construction equipment
    • Maintains vehicles for Sheriff’s Department, Building Inspections, Planning Department, County Manager’s Office, and all other County Commission-funded agencies
  • Other Services / Responsibilities
    • Provides engineering / maintenance / construction assistance for cities and the Shelby County Board of Education
    • Provides engineering consulting services / construction services for other county departments

Rebuild Alabama Act

Shelby County FY 2023 Transportation Plan under the Rebuild Alabama Act

Shelby County FY 2022 Transportation Plan under the Rebuild Alabama Act

Shelby County FY 2021 Transportation Plan under the Rebuild Alabama Act