Highway Department


8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Mon - Fri
(Closed over noon hour)


The Highway Department is located on the first floor of the Platte County Courthouse building on 26th Avenue, 14th Street in Columbus NE.


Office: 402-563-4909
Shop: 402-246-3255

Platte Center Shop
(402) 246-3255


Office: 402-563-0305
Shop: 402-246-3052


2610 14th Street
Columbus, NE 68601


Nebraska Department of Roads

Federal Highway Adminstration

NE Natural Resources Commission

Recommendations for Priorities

Mark Mainelli

Platte County Highway Supt.

Jane Cromwell

Assistant to the Highway Supt.


Snow Removal Plan and Policies

Driveway Permit Policy

Utility and Right-of-Way Policy 


Approach ( Driveway and Culvert) Permit Application

Application to Occupy Platte County Road Right-of-Way

Notice of Grading Roads

In accordance with Nebraska State Statute 60-6131 and as requested by the Platte County Board of Supervisors, Platte County motor grader operators will not maintain the roads against traffic. This policy is for public safety.  This will result in motor graders deadheading, with blades up, to various locations within the County.  If road closed signs are in place, motor vehicles should use caution, as graders may be maintaining in either lane. The public’s understanding and cooperation will be appreciated.

The current 1 & 6 Year Road Improvement Plan is available in the Highway Department Office in the Courthouse.