Coahoma County Road Department
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 57, Clarksdale, MS 38614
Physical Address: 17290 Highway 61 North, Lyon, MS 38614
Administrative Staff: Lester Myles, Jr., Manager
Charles McDowell, Assistant Manager/Asphalt Crew Foreman, Lester Myles, Shop Foremen, Frankie Muskin, Construction Crew Foreman, Freddie Hayes, Mower Crew Foreman, Jesse Ivy, Zoning Administrator/Sign Crew, Terrance Mahone, CCW Supervisor, Lisa Owens, Administrative Secretary
The Administrative Head of the Coahoma County Road Department is Road Manager, Lester Myles, Jr.
The Coahoma County Road Department oversees the construction and maintenance of rural roads and bridges throughout rural Coahoma County, Mississippi. The crew works in hot, cold and inclement weather. A crew is always on call for inclement weather and disasters.
Coahoma County’s Automotive Shop is housed within the Road Department. The shop is available to maintain and repair county vehicles which keeps business in the county and saves the county money.
The Coahoma County Zoning Administrator is also housed within the Road Department. Jesse Ivy is the County’s Zoning Administrator. All county building permits and permits to install culverts are handled in this office.
The Coahoma County Road Department does an extensive cleanup twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. The dates are always advertised in advance. It also has a hazardous waste pickup schedule once or twice a year. Those dates are also advertised.
Any problems or complaints concerning pot holes, fallen trees, excessive trash or grass along road side, etc. should be directed to the Coahoma County Road Department at 662-624-3024.
The Coahoma County Road Department Manager is also the Coahoma County’s Administrator for the Department of Environment Quality handling and citing illegal dumping. To report any illegal dumping, contact Lester Myles, Jr. directly at 662-645-2114.
Road Departments in Mississippi were established as a result of House Bill No. 4, which required the Board of Supervisors to operate a county wide system of road administration. This bill became effective October 1989. The department operates under policies which have been adopted by the Board and by statutory authority in accordance with Section 65-17-1 of the Mississippi Code.
Coahoma County Roads
The Coahoma County Road Department Manager would like to remind the citizens of Coahoma County that it is illegal to dig and or alter any county road drainage ditches without the approval of the Coahoma County Road Manager.
It is illegal to remove, cover or destroy a road culvert; this is considered destruction of county property. These decisions are at the sole discretion of the Coahoma County Road Manager.
Before any ditch work on or connecting to county right-of-way is to be done it must be approved by the Coahoma County Road Manager and/or the Board of Supervisors.
All violators will be charged to the full extent of the law and will be liable for any damages that accrue to the road bed and or road surface and all cost of repairs.