Highway Department

Welcome
Welcome to the Anoka County Highway Department, it is our vision to enhance and protect life by providing safe roads and eliminating traffic congestion. Our passion is your safe way home.

Learn more about the Highway Department's mission, vision, and values.
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Responsibilities
At the Anoka County Highway Department, it is our vision to enhance and protect life by providing safe roads and eliminating traffic congestion. Our passion is your safe way home.

The Anoka County Highway Department is responsible for the county highway system that includes 423 miles of road, 55 bridges, and 190 traffic signals. The highway department is divided into eight sections:
   
  • Road Maintenance - plows, paves and patches, and removes debris from all county roads
  • Fleet Maintenance - maintains all vehicles for the Highway Department and Sheriff’s Office
  • Engineering - designs and provides construction administration of highway improvement projects including: overlays, crack sealing, and seal coating
  • Traffic - designs, operates, and maintains of the county's traffic signal system, conducting traffic studies and accident analysis, issuing permits, and coordinating the Adopt-A-Highway Program
  • Signal Service - maximizes safety and minimizes delay through the installation, repair, and maintenance of traffic control devices
  • Administration - provides support and direction for all highway services
  • Planning - directs and facilitates mid and long range planning of transportation projects to meet public needs
  • Commute Solutions - educates people on transportation alternatives and construction projects