Unincorporated Road Services

The unincorporated areas of Shields Township include 9.3 miles of roadway in:

  • Arden Shores North and South — Located north of Route 176 and east of Green Bay Road.
  • Knollwood — Located between Route 176 on the south, Atkinson Road on the north, Route 41 on the east, and Bayonne Avenue on the west. The portion of Knollwood west of Bayonne Avenue is in Libertyville Township.

Contacting the Highway Department

Phone: (847) 234-0888

Email: Scott Anderson, Highway Commissioner
svanderson@shieldstownship.com

Rob Beake
rbeake@shieldstownship.com

Road maintenance

The Department provides a variety of services as part of local road maintenance, including snowplowing, crack sealing and repaving of roads, care of drainage ditches, general repair of right-of-ways, and signage repair and replacement.

Ditches and storm sewers

Dumping into the ditches and storm sewers is not permitted. If residents should see anyone dumping anything into ditches or storm sewers in the unincorporated areas, please call the Highway Commissioner.

Permits required for right-of-way work

For any work done on or near the road right-of-way, including but not limited to drainage, driveway grading, and culvert repair, a JULIE locater markup is required (phone 811), and a permit and bond MUST be obtained from the Shields Township Highway Department. Please call the office for details.

Snowplowing

Shields Township is responsible for plowing the unincorporated roads. Please help us do our job effectively! Remove your vehicles from roadways when snow begins to fall so that snowplows can work. Vehicles remaining on the roadway may be towed at the owner’s expense.

Street lights

To report non-illuminated or damaged streetlights in the unincorporated areas, please phone the office or e-mail us.

Brush pickup

Brush pickup is provided only for branches that fall into the street or right-of-way during a storm. Call us to report storm debris in the street or right-of-way.