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).

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 tentatively May 4, 2020.

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 

If you need to speak to someone regarding a Permit, please call Sue at 

Thank you!

2020 Spring Load and Bridge Restrictions:
    Bridge Restrictions are in effect 365 Days/Year
    Spring Load Restrictions Start Date =  March 6th, 2020 at 12:01 AM
    For a copy of the 2020 Spring Load and Bridge Restrictions, click HERE

Mailboxes and Garbage Cans During a Snow Event

Anoka County has over 1,700 lane miles of roadway to clear during each snow event. Therefore, each Anoka County plow driver averages between 80 and 125 lane miles of plowing snow from the roadways during each event. Please rest assured that our plow drivers do not intentionally hit your mailbox, or knock over your garbage can!   Heavy, wet snow is usually the culprit in both of those scenarios.

If you are concerned about your garbage can getting hit by the plow, please do not set it out the evening before during a snow event, wait to place your garbage can out on the roadway until in the morning.   Also, because garbage truck arms extend out about 6 feet, the can could be placed just a bit further back from the roadway, so the weight of the snow from the plow doesn’t topple it.

If your mailbox does get hit by one of our plow trucks, please call our office at 763-324-3100 to report it.   Anoka County will replace the mailbox to our specifications.  Please note we will only replace your mailbox if hit by one of our trucks, we will not replace it if hit by another vehicle/accident.    Please see the link under Request a Concern or Request a Service (on the upper left) for more information.

RCI J Turn - CSAH 22 and TH 65 
 (to the upper left)
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:


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.


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