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Director of Public Works/City Engineer

Dennis Carr

Phone: 815.297.1166
Fax: 815.238.1216
Email: pwdirector

Craig JoestenDennis Carr joined the City of Freeport on November 6, 2017 as Director of Public Works.

Dennis is a native of Peoria, IL and has spent 11 years in the Civil Engineering field designing everything from parking lots to complete streets. Dennis has worked in most civil engineering roles related to roadways including, but not limited to, sewer, green infrastructure, pavement and roadway design, signal timings, and ADA compliance.  

Most recently, Dennis held the position of Project Engineer for Hanson Professional Services Inc. in Peoria, IL, in which his last major accomplishment was the completion of a complete set of bid documents for Northmoor Road in Peoria, IL. The construction of Northmoor Road is budgeted at over $10 million for approximately one mile of urban roadway that incorporates new three-lane pavement, storm sewer, green infrastructure, bike path, traffic signals and multiple retaining walls to reduce the impact to the surrounding properties which includes three schools, district bus barn, three churches, fire station, and a retirement community.

Dennis earned his BS and MS in Civil Engineering at Bradley University in Peoria, IL and is a licensed Professional Engineer.



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Freeport City Hall
524 W. Stephenson St.
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815.235.8200 or 815.235.8203