The Christian County Highway Department is responsible for approximately 4000 acres of right-of-way divided into two districts. Within this right-of-way, Christian County maintains nearly 1200 lane miles of roadway, 35 bridges and hundreds of pipe & box culverts, low water crossings and roadway signs. The Highway Department currently employs 30 people. Each employee plays an integral part of our operations. The crews, who strive daily to keep our roadways safe and passable for the traveling public, are based in Nixa, MO and Sparta, MO. Some of their duties include hand patching, shoulder stabilization, sign maintenance, vegetation control, pipe installation, bridge & box culvert maintenance and snow removal. Our administrative offices perform engineering and inspection services for County roadways. This includes review and approval of plans, inspecting road and bridge construction projects and enforcing County standards in subdivision development and work performed within the right of way. The administrative offices also handle day to day operations such as finance, clerical and public relations and are located in Ozark, MO.
The primary mission of the Christian County Highway Department is the care and maintenance of the public right-of-ways allotted under our system of law. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Roadways, bridges, drainage structures, signs, and traffic control devices.
- Responsible use, care, and maintenance of county facilities, equipment, and supplies.
- Maintain respect for the rights of the public, the public trust and our system of laws.
- Performance of our duties in a safe and responsible manner.
Forms & Publications
Special Road Districts
Each road district consists of three road commissioners. Special Road District Commissioners are elected by the people and take care of the roads within their districts. Christian County has six (6) Special Road Districts that exist under RSMO, Chapter 233. The Special Road Districts do not operate under the authority of Christian County. Below is a list of Commissioners with their terms and contact information.