Lake County Highway Department General Information

Mission Statement

The mission of the Lake County Highway Department is to provide a continuously improving, safe, cost-effective and efficient road and bridge system so as to enhance the quality of life for Lake County residents and visitors and to promote the economic vitality of the area.

Lake County Highway Department Main Office
1513 Hwy 2 Two Harbors MN  55616
Phone 218-834-8380 Fax 218-834-8384
Due to the structure fire at the Two Harbors Garage,
the Highway office is temporarily located at the 
Courthouse, 616 3rd Avenue, Two Harbors MN  55616

Satellite Offices   

          6586 Hwy 1                      2210 E. Sheridan St. 
Finland MN  55603          Ely MN   55731
218-353-7306                   218-365-8250

The Highway Department is responsible for the efficient planning, design, construction and maintenance of the county highway system.  The Department oversees the budget that provides overall management and coordination of 375 miles of roadways and 77 structures.

To accomplish this, funding is received from Federal, State and local resources to maintain and reconstruct our transportation system.   The Department pursues cooperative projects with other governmental units and partners with contractors and utility companies to ensure efficient construction.

The Highway Engineer is also responsible for the Agricultural Inspector’s duties, which assists in the regulation of pesticides, fertilizers, screenings and feeds.

Office open:   Monday - Friday
Winter hours:     7:00am - 3:00pm
Summer construction hours:   6:00am – 4:00pm
Except as noted on holiday schedule.

Who's Responsible For This Road?
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