Aitkin County Highway Department
John Welle, Road & Bridge Director
1211 Air Park Drive Aitkin, MN 56431
218-927-3741 (Phone) 218-927-2356 (Fax)
The Aitkin County Highway Department is dedicated to maintaining and improving a safe and effective transportation system for its residents and visitors.
The department is responsible for:
- Recommending changes in technical policies and operating procedures as they relate to the design, construction, maintenance and operation of County Roads, County State-Aid Highways and Bridges.
- Obtaining right-of-way in accordance to Minnesota state rules and regulations.
- Performing preliminary and design engineering on over 510 miles of roadway and 111 bridges and culverts.
- Overseeing the construction of federally, state, and county funded projects.
- Assist townships and cities with material purchases and maintenance of contracted roadways.
- Oversight of road usage including: issuance of permits for utilities within the county's right-of-way, oversize loads, and approach applications.
- Monitor road conditions for seasonal road restrictions.
- Provide technical assistance to townships, cities, and other governmental departments.
- Provide maintenance to roadways, bridges, and ditches throughout the county
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