Road Maintenance

  1. TH 120 (Century Ave/E County Line Road) Reconstruction Project Open House scheduled

    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...
  2. County Highway 2 (Broadway Avenue) Rehabilitation Project open house scheduled

    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...
  3. Annual Utility Meeting scheduled for March 13

    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...
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The Road Maintenance Section of the Transportation Division has many responsibilities. These responsibilities provide year-round maintenance to our County highway system. 

Responsibilities include:

  • 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. 

  1. Cities and Townships
  2. County State Aid Highways/Roads
  3. State Highways

If you have questions or concerns related to a city or township road, find information on Cities and Townships in Washington County.

Adopt-A-Highway

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. 

If you see a segment available that you are interested in adopting, or interested in knowing more about the Adopt-A-Highway program, contact Jennifer Oehler at 651-430-4313 or email.