The Road Maintenance Section of the Transportation Division has many responsibilities. These responsibilities provide year-round maintenance to our County highway system.
- Maintenance on the County’s 274-mile highway system
- Clear snow and ice from roadways
- Pave and patch roadways
- Re-grade gravel shoulders
- Repair and replace culverts and storm sewers
- Repair damaged guardrail
- Control weeds and mow within the County right of way
Washington County follows the spring weight restriction dates set by MnDOT.
If you have questions or concerns related to a city or township road, find information on Cities and Townships in Washington County.
The Adopt-A-Highway program in Washington County began in 1991. This program is an opportunity for residents of Washington County to help keep the county looking clean for all residents and visitors.
Volunteer groups are designated a specific area of roadway (usually approximately two miles) and are responsible for keeping this area of roadway clean. Groups are asked to clean the area at least two times a year, but are welcome to do it more often than that. The Federal Highway Administration has passed a law which states that anyone working within road right of way must wear "Class 2" fluorescent vests. The Public Works Department provides trash bags and safety vests for each group.
Currently, 255 miles are adopted by 120 volunteer groups. If you see a segment available, and are interested or would like to know more about Adopt-A-Highway, contact Jennifer Oehler at 651-430-4313 or email.
There will be a recognition sign installed on all segments of Adopt-A-Highway roads. This sign specifically thanks the group involved for helping to keep roads and ditches clean.