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Swift County, Minnesota

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Swift County Highway Department

Welcome to the Highway Department section of the Swift County website. Our mission is to provide the residents of Swift County with a county road system that is safe, convenient and affordable. We value your input! If you have an issue you would like us to examine, please contact us.

 

 

 

Address:
Highway Department Building
P.O. Box 241
1635 Hoban Avenue
Benson, MN 56215  

Phone: (320) 842‑5251, Fax: (320) 843‑3543 

Other Highway Department site information areas:

Highway Department Services and Responsibilities:

The Highway Department has two main areas of responsibility, those re­lated to engineering and project management services and those related to highway maintenance services. The Department currently has 24 employees re­sponsible for 462 miles of roadways and 98 bridges.

 

Some specific duties within the department include the following:

  • Planning, designing, constructing, and inspecting all road and bridge projects.
  • Preparation of a 5‑year plan outlining proposed road and bridge projects
  • Acquisition of necessary permanent and temporary easements.
  • Administration of $2,000,000 annual County State Aid ac­counts.
  • Annual safety inspections of 55 township, 40 County, and 3 City bridges.
  • Providing County road maintenance, including ice and snow removal, on 224 miles of bituminous roads and 238 miles of gravel roads.
  • Maintenance of county road ditches for weed control and hydraulic conveyance.
  • Repairing and maintaining County vehicles and related equip­ment.
  • Repair and replacement for highway signage
  • Issuance of permits for wide loads, farm entrances and private work in County R/W