Services & Responsibilities
The Mille Lacs County Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining the County State Aid Highways (CSAHs) and County Roads (CRs), as well as the bridges on the CSAH and CR system. We are dedicated to building and maintaining a safe and cost effective roadway system for the benefit of the users.
The Mille Lacs County system consists of 250 miles of hard surface roadways and 162 miles of gravel surface roadways.
Services and responsibilities also include:
- Road and bridge construction
- Road and bridge maintenance
- Road conditions
- Roadway related permits
The administrative duties of the Public Works Department include the day-to-day operations of the department and issuing of permits, processing state aid and federal aid payments, and administering policy.
The construction responsibility of the Public Works Department include construction activities on the CSAH and CR systems. Construction activities include:
- Bridge replacement
- Large culvert replacement
- Road reconstruction
The Mille Lacs County Surveyor reviews Subdivision Plats, Registered Land Surveys, and Common Interest Communities for compliance with statutory requirements and local ordinances. Parcel line adjustments and parcel splits by Exemption Certificate are also reviewed by the County Surveyor.
The maintenance responsibilities of the Public Works Department include:
- Day-to-day maintenance activities of the CSAH and CR system, which includes:
- Roadside mowing
- Small culvert replacement
The Public Works Department has a tree planter available for County residents for free of charge. The planter was donated by First National Bank of Milac. Use of the planter is coordinated through the University of Minnesota Extension Office.
For reservation information please call 320-983-8201.
Reporting Storm Damage
To report storm damage please review the following:
- Public Works Department
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Sheriff's Dispatch
After hours and weekends
Reduced Conflict Intersections
Learn about reduced conflict intersections through the Minnesota Department of Transportation.