Highway Department

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 (PDF).


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COVID-19 Restrictions
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and to protect our customers and employees, Anoka County has closed all its public-facing services effective March 17 until further notice.

Even though face-to-face visits have been eliminated for now, we are still available to help you via email, phone and virtual visits.

If you need information, please call the Highway Department Front Desk at 
763-324-3100.

If you need to speak to someone regarding a Permit, please call Sue at 
763-324-3176.

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Important Notice about the Anoka County Adopt-A-Highway Program
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and to protect our Adopt-A-Highway volunteers, the Anoka County Adopt-A-Highway program is currently suspended. We will notify all registered Adopt-A-Highway groups when this program is resumed. Thank you for your past participation and we appreciate your understanding.

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RCI J Turn - CSAH 22 and TH 65 
A new  tutorial on how to use the new signalized reduced conflict intersection (RCI) on TH 65 in East Bethel is available.  It briefly guides the viewer through the signal from the driver’s perspective, from both roads.  The video can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SqQDfh4s1g&feature=youtu.be


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Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) - I35W and Highway 97 in Forest Lake

In the links below, you will find a “how-to” video on how to traverse a diverging diamond interchange (DDI).

http://www.dot.state.mn.us/roadwork/divdiamonds.html 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIypFKBz4YI

Current Conditions

  1. MnDOT cameras show current conditions on major county roads. Still images refresh every 5 seconds. Use controls to see slideshow of all cameras, pause on one camera, or select from a list of cameras. View all cameras.

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 the following 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 the county's traffic signal system, conducting traffic studies and accident analysis, issuing permits, and coordinating the Adopt-A-Highway Program
  • Signal Service - enhances our highway system by implementing traffic control technology to minimize delays and maximize safety
  • Sign Service - provides highway users with effective guidance through the ongoing 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