Secondary Roads


Man walking along roadside prairie.

2020 IRVM program updates

2020 IRVM program produced the largest number of native plantings since its start in 2016.

This was due to the hard work of the Secondary Roads crews cleaning out ditches along roadsides, replacing field drives, installing culvert pipes, and bridge repairs.

The interest in the Adopt a Prairie program also played a large part with increased interest from residents. Currently 35 residents are partnering with the IRVM through the Adopt a Prairie program to replace their mowed rights of way to a diverse stand of native grasses and flowers.

New Herbicide

New in 2020, crews started using a safer herbicide for roadsides and [ Click Title for Full Article ]

A controlled burn.

March through May is the best time to conduct a controlled burn. Farmers, residents, and land managers are gearing up for spring burn season.

Have you ever wondered the many benefits controlled burns?

Burns help nutrients back into the soil to promote future plant growth and help control brush, weed, and insect populations. It is a tool we use in our Scott County roadsides. 

Remember to always contact your local fire department authority for controlled burn requirements.

Adopt a Road cleanup volunteer in the ditch along the road.

Nothing gets the litter message across more effectively than personally picking it up! Groups volunteer to be out cleaning approximately 46 miles of roads. The enthusiasm resulting from the partnership of these volunteers and Scott County is helping keep our County beautiful. Motorist need to be aware and exercise caution.

Bridge on 20th Avenue (Y30) between 240th Street and State Highway 130.


Road Involved: 20th Avenue (Y30) will be closed between 240th Street and State Highway 130

Date Closed: Monday, March 8, 2021

Description of Closure: Road will be closed to thru traffic for two bridge replacement projects. The road may be closed for up to 140 working days.

Road Closure Location Map