Washington County, in partnership with Ramsey County, MnDOT, Mahtomedi, and White Bear Lake, has a roadway improvement project planned for Century Avenue North/East County Line Road from Interstate 694 to County Highway 12/County Road E/Wildwood Road. Read on...
Washington County, in partnership with the City of Forest Lake, has a rehabilitation project planned for County Highway 2 (Broadway Avenue) from the I-35 northbound ramps to Trunk Highway 61 (Lake Street). Read on...
Washington County’s Annual Utility Meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2024. Our presentation will focus on work within highway right-of-way, permit requirements, and the County’s 2024 construction projects. Read on...
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 296-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 Washington County Transportation Division is the agency to contact with questions pertaining to County State Aid Highways (CSAH) or County Roads (CR) located in Washington County. These roads have signs that look like this:
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. Currently, approximately 275 miles are adopted by 135 volunteer groups.
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.
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.
- Adopt-A-Highway Volunteers - Updated list coming soon!
- Adopt-A-Highway Map - Updated map coming soon!
- My mailbox was knocked down by the snow plows. What do I do?
You can either call 651-430-4300 or Report a Concern (green button above). The Maintenance Supervisor will inspect any damage to mailboxes on county roads. Washington County does not replace mailboxes or posts damaged by the force of moving snow. A swing away style mailbox is designed to minimize the risk of damage from plowed snow and is what is suggested.
- I live on a county road. Who do I contact to have a swing arm mailbox installed?
All Washington County residents that reside on a county road may have a swing-away style mailbox installed for $75.00. Please submit a Mailbox Request Form to Washington County Public Works via email or mail to 11660 Myeron Rd N, Stillwater MN, 55082. For additional information, please call 651-430-4300.
- Who do I contact about a dead deer or other animal on a county road?
If the animal is located on a County Road or Road Right of Way, call 651-430-4300 or Report a Concern (green button above) and the animal will be disposed of. If the animal is located on a state or city street, you must contact the appropriate authority. If the animal is on private property, it is the responsibility of the property owner.