Township Road District Employees:
- Darrell Moore
- Jeff Steiner
- Ed Smith
With nearly 65 lane miles of roadway the Road District maintains the roads, streets, bridges and right of way in the unincorporated areas of Morton Township.
The Tazewell County Sheriff's Department patrols the unincorporated areas of Morton Township. (309) 346-4141.
Washington Township Highway Commissioner Dave Weaver directs clean up operations on Fayette Ave. from the Nov. 17 - F4 tornado that ravaged Washington and surrounding areas. Pictured left to right
are Dave Weaver, Greg Menold, Morton Township Highway Commissioner and Morton Township Road District employee Ed Smith.
Morton Township’s truck and loader clean up debris on Gilman Ave. Morton Township along with 12 other Townships, Tazewell County Highway Dept. and many other municipalities spent 2 weeks following the tornado helping with the initial cleanup operations working 12 hour shifts in Washington Township and the City of Washington.
For assistance in the following services please contact us at
- Permits for Right-of-Way Construction
To ensure the quality of work and to protect Township residents from liability of damage to township property, a Morton Township Road District Permit is needed for any construction in the unincorporated area that might affect the public right-of-way.
- Snow Removal
The Road District is responsible for snow removal on all unincorporated residential streets. Our plows go out as soon as snow accumulation warrants removal and when icy conditions call for treating streets.
- Tree Trimming
Road District crews trim trees on public right-of-way in the unincorporated area. If you note a tree interfering with electric lines, streetlights, or the vision of motorists, please call us and we will take care of the problem.
- Weed Mowing
The Road District mows the right-of-ways to prevent the spread of noxious weeds and improve the appearance of the roadside.
- Load Limits
Morton Township roads have load limits enforced January 15th through April 15th. If you have building materials delivered to your property, please be aware of the restrictions and contact your commissioner if you have any questions.
- REGISTER Emergency Contacts with your driver's license!
The State of Illinois is offering a new service connected to your driver’s license, id card or instruction permit. You may add two emergency contacts to your license data. Therefore, if you are incapacitated in some way, your license can be scanned and the emergency contacts retrieved so your loved ones can be contacted. This is done by accessing the link below. It only takes two minutes to complete. Officials have reported that early notification can make a difference in saving a life. www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/drivers/ecd/home.html
We Need Your Help!
Improving the safety and overall appearance of our community is a cooperative effort between residents and government. Very positive changes occur when we work together.
Please help us keep Morton Township a community to be proud of by reporting illegal dumping, potholes, broken or missing street signs and dead animals in the roadway.
We have excellent Intergovernmental cooperation with the municipalities in and around Township boundaries.
Manpower and equipment are often exchanged to make all of us more efficient.
Office hours are 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Mon-Fri
Located at: 300 W. Jefferson, Morton, IL 61550
Phone : (309) 266-6445