Highway Department Takes Charge of the Roads

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Highway Commissioner Eric Ring heads up the Antioch Township Highway Department and is responsible for a crew whose job is to make certain the Township roads are kept in good repair, well maintained, and properly plowed during the winter months when the snow flies. 

The Highway Department is in charge of streets and roads located within the Township and outside of the Village of Antioch. 

Antioch Township is the largest township in Lake County with 86 miles of roads to maintain. The Highway Department assumes many responsibilities within the road right-of-ways. Among these are the following: asphalt patching, asphalt resurfacing, drainage, gravel shouldering, litter pickup, roadside mowing, road striping, street signage, winter snow and ice control, tree trimming and removal (right-of-way), and assisting with sand and bags during emergency flooding. 

The Highway Department is a member of J.U.L.I.E. and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).

The Highway Department also requires permits to ensure the quality of work and to protect Township residents from liability for damage to township property. 

An Antioch Township Highway Department Right-of-Way permit is needed for any construction in the unincorporated area that might affect the public right-of-way. This permit is in addition to a permit required by the Lake County Building & Planning Department.