Public Works

The Village of Harrison has approximately 100 miles of public roads, ditches, and trails as well as several ponds. The Department of Public Works oversees the maintenance and repairs of the village roads, ditches, public right-of-ways, public parks & trail system. The department performs maintenance on village-owned vehicles & equipment and is responsible for snow removal on village roads.

The Public Works Department employs an Operations Manager, an Engineering Technician/Code Enforcement Officer, 6 full-time laborers, and many seasonal employees to manage Harrison’s infrastructure and to oversee the Yard Waste Site.

2024 Village Board Approved Road Projects:

Road Construction Projects: State Park Road from Schmidt Rd to USH 10. Payton Street from Evans St to State Park Rd.

Resurfacing Projects: Woodland Trails Subdivision including Spring Valley Rd, Shagbark Hickory Ln, Sugar Maple Way, Maple Bluff Ln, Hemlock Ln, Wild Cherry Ct, & Box Elder Way.

Cedar Ridge Estates roads will not be reconstructed until 2025. More information will be available when preliminary designs are completed by McMahon Associates, the Village engineer.

Drainage Complaint Form(PDF, 465KB)

Standard Specifications Manual(PDF, 5MB) for Storm Sewer & Street Construction

Map(PDF, 6MB) of 2023 Pavement Surface Evaluation & Rating (PASER)
5 Year Capital Improvement Road Plan(PDF, 29KB)

Right-of-Way Information

Right of Ways (ROW) areas are not privately owned property but are public property controlled by a village, county, or state.

The ROW on most Village of Harrison roads is a 66’ wide path dedicated to the village for roads and their maintenance. The ROW on village roads with curb and gutter is typically 37’ of hard surface plus approximately 14.5’ of terrace on each side. On village roads with ditches, the ROW is typically 30’ of hard surface plus approximately 18’ ditch or terrace on each side.

Any alterations taking place within the Village's ROW, outside of mailbox placement or mowing, must be approved by the Department of Public Works. Calumet County approves ROW for county roads, and the Department of Transportation approves for state highways.

Completed applications and questions shall be directed to the Village of Harrison Public Works Operations Manager at (920) 989-1062  x 6 or

Right-of-Way Guidelines & Information(PDF, 158KB)

Right-of-Way Permit Application(PDF, 159KB)



Damaged Mailbox Policy

If you live on a county or state highway and your mailbox has been damaged by a snowplow, contact the Calumet County Highway Department at (920) 849-1457.

If you live on a village road and your mailbox has been damaged by a snowplow, contact the Public Works Department at (920)989-1062 x 6 with the address and the date of the incident.

Once confirmed, the department will replace the mailbox and wooden post. If you prefer to replace the mailbox yourself, the Village will reimburse up to $60.00.

A receipt for the mailbox must be provided to the Village Office or the Public Works Operations Manager in a timely manner to be reimbursed. Reimbursements are for damage caused only by plows/wings hitting the mailbox, not by snow being pushed up to or against it.