Highway Department
M-F | 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
1211 Air Park Drive, Aitkin, MN
John Welle / County Engineer

Aitkin County Highway Department

Roadside weed spraying will be happening from the Junction of US Hwy 169 on County Road 18 – East for 1 mile.Spraying will be completed on both sides of the road.

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
page last modified on October 09, 2023